25127-Chu, Tien-Min

Tien-Min G. Chu, PhD

Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry

1121 W. Michigan St.
Rm. 118

Indianapolis, Indian 46202-5211
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Dr. Chu received his D.D.S. from the Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. where he also completed his post-doctoral training in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Comprehensive Care at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He also holds adjunct appointments at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the course director of the dental material course for first-year graduate students in Prosthodontic, Operative Dentistry and Dental Materials programs. He also co-teaches in the dental materials courses for D1 students. Dr. Chu’s research focuses on understanding tissue-biomaterial interaction and developing strategies to enhance regeneration in large bone defects through the use of biomaterials, growth factors, and stem cells. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Department of Defense, foundations, and private industries. He has published more than seventy papers and co-authored four US patents.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Research, School of Dentistry
  • Professor of Dental Biomaterials, School of Dentistry
  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Education
    1999 PhD University of Michigan
    1989 DDS Kaohsiung Medical College

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