Conrado Aparicio - Badenas, PhD, MSc Eng

Professor
Conrado Aparicio - Badenas, PhD, MSc Eng

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16-212 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Affiliations:
Department of Restorative Sciences,
Division of Biomaterials

Titles

Professor
Deputy Director, Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB)

Education

PostDoc, Northwestern University
Major: Regenerative Medicine

PhD, BarcelonaTech-UPC
Major: Biomaterials/Biomedical Engineering

MS, BarcelonaTech-UPC
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Materials

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Biography

Dr. Conrado Aparicio is an investigator with a research focus on the surfaces of dental and orthopedic biomaterials, their design, modification, as well as the characterization and analysis of their physical, chemical, mechanical, and biological properties. He is a materials engineer by training and performed his PhD under the supervision of Professor Javier Gil at BarcelonaTech-UPC developing new surface treatments to improve osseointegration of dental implants.

After getting his position as a senior lecturer in Spain, Dr. Aparicio moved to Chicago where he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine of Northwestern University under the supervision of Professor Samuel Stupp. Dr. Aparicio investigated the biomineralization of self-assembled nanostructured scaffolds made of peptide-amphiphiles.

Dr. Aparicio’s main subjects of research are the understanding of the interactions between biological and synthetic materials, biofunctionalization of biological and synthetic surfaces with biomolecules for improving bioactivity and antimicrobial properties of different dental biomaterials, and biomineralization of biomaterials.

Recently, Dr. Aparicio’s research interests have expanded to studying and developing new techniques and new biomaterials, including 1) dental restorative materials and biological agents to induce bone regeneration and teeth remineralization; 2) new materials and methodologies for the assessment, management, and improvement of esthetic dental restorations; 3) tissue engineering strategies to improve outcomes of transdermal devices and implants.

Dr. Aparicio’s background and record of scholarly publications reflects a multi- and interdisciplinary approach to biomaterials and biomechanics science and engineering, including several biomolecular, in vitro and in vivo studies.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: Bioinspired Acellular Strategies to Optimize the Skin-Im
Principal Investigator: Mutreja, Isha
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Award Dates: 2020 - 2023

Award: Bioinspired Acellular Strategies to Optimize the Skin-Im
Principal Investigator: Mutreja, Isha
Sponsoring Organization: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Award Dates: 2020 - 2023

Award: Mozo-Grau MDRCBB 2019-2021
Principal Investigator: Fok, Alex Siu-Lun
Sponsoring Organization: MOZO-GRAU
Award Dates: 2019 - 2021

Award: Probabilistic multifactorial lifetime assessment for res
Principal Investigator: Fok, Alex Siu-Lun
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2018 - 2022

Award: Novel Polymer Matrix for Dental Applications - Phase II
Principal Investigator: Jones, Robert S
Sponsoring Organization: TDA RESEARCH, INC.
Award Dates: 2018 - 2021

Award: Optimizing Skin-Skin Implant Interface of Osseointegrati
Principal Investigator: Gorr, Sven Ulrik
Sponsoring Organization: HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Award Dates: 2017 - 2022

Award: Probabilistic multifactorial lifetime for resin-based co
Principal Investigator: Fok, Alex Siu-Lun
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2017 - 2019

Award: Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program
Principal Investigator: Mansky, Kim
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2017 - 2022

Award: Infection prevention in total knee replacement
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Award Dates: 2016 - 2018

Award: A novel peptide-enhanced class-V dental restorative syst
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2016 - 2021

Award: 2016-2018 MDRCBB Membership - Mozo-Grau
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: MOZO-GRAU
Award Dates: 2016 - 2018

Award: 3M 2016-2020 Membership (5 year) - MDRCBB
Principal Investigator: Fok, Alex Siu-Lun
Sponsoring Organization: 3M CO
Award Dates: 2016 - 2021

Award: Accelerated Testing for Assessing Wear of Bearing Surfac
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: ORMCO SYBRON DENTAL SPECIALTIES
Award Dates: 2015 - 2015

Award: Orthodontic brackets coated with antimicrobial peptides
Principal Investigator: Gruenheid, Thorsten
Sponsoring Organization: AMERICAN ASSOC OF ORTHODONTISTS FDN
Award Dates: 2014 - 2016

Award: Analysis of dental implant surfaces from market-leader c
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: MOZO-GRAU
Award Dates: 2013 - 2015

Award: MN Dent Res Center for Biomaterials & Biomechanics-ORMCO
Principal Investigator: Aparicio - Badenas, Conrado Jose
Sponsoring Organization: ORMCO SYBRON DENTAL SPECIALTIES
Award Dates: 2011 - 2017