Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

52  Texas A&M University-Kingsville  (84346)

Principal Investigator: Hossain, M.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 291,500

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/1/20 - 6/30/24

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Improving the Long-term Mechanical and Tribological Performances of Polymers for Total Joint Replacement Applications

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Biomedical Research and Research Training


SAMS 1.1.1 The overarching goal of this project is to increase the longevity of T JR prostheses, specifically THR and TKR, by improving the long-term mechanical and tribological behaviors of polymers. It is hypothesized that increasing the hydrophobic properties of a polymer can improve its long-term mechanical and tribological behaviors in a lubricated environment. An optimum texture design to improve the hydrophobic properties as well as long-term mechanical and tribological performances in lubricated environment will be sought.

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