Sirinrath Sirivisoot highlighted for talk at the Materials Research Society International Materials Research Conference in Chongqing, China
Engineering graduate student: Sirinrath Sirivisoot (advisor: Thomas J. Webster) was highlighted for her talk “Controlled Release of Antibiotics from Conductive Polymers for Improving Bone Implants” at the Materials Research Society International Materials Research Conference in Chongqing, China, Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Sirinrath gave a talk concerning the development of intelligent in situ orthopedic implant sensors that can sense the type of new tissue that is growing and respond accordingly. For example, if new bone growth is not occurring, this sensor can release bone growth factors to increase bone growth. As another example, if infection is sitting in, the sensor can release antibiotics.