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PI and Research Team

Prof. Mehmet Ömer Görduysus D.D.S.,PhD  

MDS(University of Southern California, LA, USA), PhD (Hacettepe University, Turkey),
Principle Investigator, Sharjah Dental Biomaterials Research Group (SDBRG)
Academic Rank:  Professor
Research interest: endodontics, Microscopic endodontics, Microbiology, regenerative endodontics.
Email: mgorduysus@sharjah.ac.ae


Dr. Maria Dimitra Gaintantzopoulou 
MDS (Indiana University, USA) MDS (Northwestern University, USA) PhD (Athens University, Greece)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: Biocompatibility of Dental Materials, Adhesion, mechanical, electrochemical and optical Properties of Dental Materials, Characterization of  Dental Materials, Implants, polymers and ceramics.
Bachelor: Athens University, Greece 1988
Email: mdimitra@sharjah.ac.ae
Tel:+(971) 6 5057303


Dr. Betul ur Rahman
PhD (Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Research Interests: periodontal diseases and its impact on systemic health of patients and effect of systemic conditions on periodontal tissues.
Email : brahman@sharjah.ac.ae
Tel:+(971) 6 5057365


Dr. Hatem El-Damanhoury
MSc (Suez Canal, Egypt) PhD (Suez Canal- Indiana University, USA)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: Cariology, ICDAS, CAMBRA, dental education, bio-mechanical testing of Resin Composite, Dental Adhesion, Ceramics, Dental CAD/CAM and Dental Lasers.
                           Email: hdamanhoury@sharjah.ac.ae

Dr. Nadia Khalifa 
MSc (London University, UK), PhD (National University of Ireland).
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor.
Research interest: Removable Prosthodontics, Occlusion, Gerodontology, Oral Health Related Quality of Life
Email: n.khalifa@sharjah.ac.ae
                          Phone: +(971) 6 5057324


Dr. Sheela Balu Abraham
MDS (Manipal, Mangalore, India) Diploma (New York, USA)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: Biomaterials, Stem cell research.
Email: sabraham@sharjah.ac.ae
Tel:+(971) 6 5057316



Dr. Priyanker Panigrahi
MDS (Davangere,Karnataka, India)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor.
Research Interest: Biomechanical principles, Randomized controlled studies concerning functional appliances, Soft tissue Cephalometeric standards of a population.
Email: ppanigrahi@sharjah.ac.ae
                           Tel:+(971) 6 5057638


Dr. Vellore Kannan Gopinath 
(MDS (Deemed, Karnataka, India) PhD (Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
Academic Rank: Assistant Professor
Year Rank Obtained: 1996
Research Interests: Preventive dentistry & Pedodontics, Oral Immunology. Oral & facial developmental defects.
E-mail: vgopinath@sharjah.ac.ae