Dr. Murugan Ramalingam

Centre for Stem Cell Research, India

Tohoku University, Japan


Research fields

Nanofiber Biomaterials, Cell-laden Hydrogels, Stem Cell Differentiation, Tissue Engineering


Ph.D., Biomaterials, University of Madras, India

Publications (selected)

  1. SAMPATHKUMAR, K., ARULKUMAR, S. and MURUGAN, R., 2014. Advances In Stimuli Responsive Nanobiomaterials For Cancer Therapy. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, vol. 10, pp. 367-382. (Impact Factor: 7.6)
  2. RAMÓN-AZCÓN, J., AHADIAN, S., ESTILI, M., LIANG, X., OSTROVIDOV, S., KAJI, H., SHIKU, H., MURUGAN, R. and KHADEMHOSSEINI, A., 2013. Dielectrophoretically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes To Control Electrical And Mechanical Properties Of Hydrogels For Muscle Tissue Engineering. Advanced Materials, vol. 25, pp. 4028-4034. (Impact Factor: 15.4)
  3. SEIDI, A., MURUGAN, R., HANNACHI, I. E., OSTROVIDOV, S. and KHADEMHOSSEINI, A., 2011. Gradient Biomaterials For Soft-To-Hard Interface Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 7, pp. 1441-1451. (Impact Factor: 5.6)
  4. MURUGAN, R. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2007. Design Strategies Of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds With Controlled Fiber Orientation. Tissue Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 1845-1866. (Impact Factor: 4.3)
  5. CHAN, C.K., KUMAR, T.S.S., LIAO, S., MURUGAN, R., NGIAM, M. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2006. Biomimetic Nanocomposites For Bone Graft Applications. Nanomedicine, vol. 1, pp. 177-188. (Impact Factor: 6.7)
  6. MURUGAN, R. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2006. Nano-Featured Scaffolds For Tissue Engineering: Spinning Methodologies. Tissue Engineering, vol. 12, pp. 435-447. (Impact Factor: 4.3)
  7. MURUGAN, R. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2006. Production Of Ultra-Fine Bioresorbable Carbonated Hydroxyapatite. Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 2, pp. 201-206. (Impact Factor: 5.6)
  8. YANG, R., MURUGAN, R., WANG, S. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2005. Electrospinning Of Nano/Micro Scale Poly (Llactic Acid) Aligned Fibers And Their Potential In Neural Tissue Engineering. Biomaterials, vol. 26, pp. 2603-2610. (Impact Factor: 8.3)
  9. YANG, R., MURUGAN, R., RAMAKRISHNA, S., Wang, X., Ma, Y-X., and WANG, S., 2004. Fabrication Of Nanostructured Porous PLLA Scaffold Intended For Nerve Tissue Engineering. Biomaterials, vol. 25, pp. 1891-1900. (Impact Factor: 8.3)
  10. MURUGAN, R. and RAMAKRISHNA, S., 2004. Bioresorbable Composite Bone Paste Using Polysaccharide Based Nano Hydroxyapatite. Biomaterials, vol. 25, pp. 3829-3835. (Impact Factor: 8.3)

Profile Details

Dr. Murugan Ramalingam is Professor at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (a unit of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine-Bengaluru), Christian Medical College Campus, India. Concurrently he is Adjunct Professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. Prior to joining the CSCR, he was Associate Professor of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, France. He has worked at the WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Japan, as an Assistant Professor. He has also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the U.S. National Academies Associateship program. He received his Ph.D. in Biomaterials from the University of Madras. He has also undergone training in Ethical and Policy issues on Stem Cells from Harvard University, USA, and in Operations Management from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His current research interests are focused on the development of multiphase biomedical materials, through conventional to nanotechnology to biomimetic approaches, microfabrication, cell patterning, stem cell differentiation, tissue engineering and drug delivery. He is the author of over 190 publications, including peer-reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, book chapters, authored books, edited books, and patents relevant to biomaterials, stem cells, and tissue engineering. His current h-index is 23 with over 4130 citations. He has organized several international conferences and chaired Biomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering sessions. He also serves as a board member of several international scientific and research committees in various public and private bodies and grant reviewer of various international funding agencies. He serves on the editorial boards of multiple biomaterials and tissue engineering-related journals, including Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Journal of Bionanoscience and American Journal of Stem Cell Research. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowships and awards, including CSIR Fellowship (India), SMF Fellowship (Singapore), NRC National Academies Fellowship (USA), Nationale Professeur des Universités (France), Fellow of Institute of Nanotechnology (UK) and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

Last Updated: January, 2015.