Currently, Dr. Mathew is working as an Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Centre (RUMC), Chicago, USA. As the behavior of a metal implant in a body environment is a complex issue, the objective of his research is to find an optimum solution related to longevity, biocompatibility and stability by adopting an interdisciplinary approach. By using the concept of synergism between wear and corrosion, he would like to understand not only the degradation mechanisms but also provide solutions to prevent the failure and/or early prediction of the failure processes. Such findings can be useful in producing implants with customized surfaces, with superior wear and corrosion resistance, with the required biocompatibility.
He is also a faculty (Research Assistant Professor) at School of Dentistry, University of Illinois (UIC-Chicago), for last 5 years. He is holding Adjunct faculty status in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois, Chicago and Michigan Technological University, MI. His research is supported by the federal agencies (NIH and NSF) and research foundations.
Corrosion and tribocorrosion aspects of implant bio-materials in dentistry and orthopaedics.