Dr. Vinoy Thomas, a UAB CNMB member has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor Faculty appointment in the UAB Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His new position began on February 1, 2015. Dr. Thomas has been working in many projects on Nanomaterials, Biomaterials and Polymeric Materials for Medical and Composite applications between UAB CNMB as a Research Scientist and the Department of Materials Science & Engineering as a Research Assistant Professor.
He started to work on the electrospinning technology for polymeric nanofiber scaffolds at UAB in the beginning of 2005 and continues his efforts on the basic and developmental aspects to integrate the nanofibers in Medical and Healthcare Devices in his new lab for Healthcare Materials & Devices at BEC 361. His R&D works on Nano-biomaterials and 3D Printing fabrication blended with Materials Chemistry, and Structure- Property Relationships in functional polymeric materials spans different research units in the campus including Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Center for Nanoscale Materials & Bio-integration (CNMB), Materials Processing & Applications Development (MPAD) Center and School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas teaches undergraduate and graduate courses related to Polymeric Materials, Polymer Characterization, and Nanomaterials etc. He is also in charge of the polymer characterization facility at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering.