Prof Cuneyt Tas

Research Assistant Professor

Clemson University

113 Olin Hall
South Carolina
United States
PH: 1 (864) 6565349
Fax: 1 (864) 6561453
Email: [email protected]


Areas of materials expertise:

  • Bioceramics
  • Manufacture of porous or non-porous synthetic hard tissue scaffolds for orthopedic and dental applications
  • Synthesis and processing of submicron or nanosize calcium phosphate bioceramics
  • in vitro cell testing of biomaterials
  • Biomimetic coating
  • in situ impregnation of metals and polymers with bone mineral
  • Chemical synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials and nanopowders; hydroxycarbonate chemistry
  • Characterization of inorganic, metallic and polymeric materials.

Achievements: fast (less than 6 hours, 100 micron coating thickness) biomimetic coating of metals, ceramicss and polymers at RT in concentrated and supersaturated calcium phosphate solutions, biomimetic and nanosize calcium phosphate powder synthesis

Major Qualifications

PhD, 1993: Iowa State University, USA / Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
MSc, 1986: Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) / Dept. of Materials Engineering
BSc, 1983: Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) / Dept. of Materials Engineering

Major Publications

  1. A. C. Tas and S. B. Bhaduri, “Rapid Coating of Ti6Al4V at Room Temperature with a Calcium Phosphate Solution Similar to 10x Simulated Body Fluid,” Journal of Materials Research, 19(9), 2742-2749 (2004).
  2. A. C. Tas, “Synthesis of Biomimetic Ca-Hydroxyapatite Powders at 37°C in Synthetic Body Fluids,” Biomaterials, 21(14), 1429-1438 (2000).
  3. N. O. Engin and A. C. Tas, “Preparation of Porous Ca10(PO4)6(OH)2 and beta-Ca3(PO4)2 Bioceramics,” Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 83(7), 1581-1584 (2000).
  4. N. Kivrak and A. C. Tas, “Synthesis of Calcium Hydroxyapatite-Tricalcium Phosphate (HA-TCP) Composite Bioceramic Powders and Their Sintering Behavior,” Journal of The American Ceramic Society, 81, 2245-2252 (1998).
  5. A. C. Tas, F. Korkusuz, M. Timucin and N. Akkas, “An Investigation of the Chemical Synthesis and High-Temperature Sintering Behaviour of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (HA) and Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP) Bioceramics,” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 8, 91-96 (1997).

Professional Institution Membership

Society for Biomaterials
Materials Research Society
American Chemical Society
American Ceramic Society
European Ceramic Society

Significant Employment History

Research Assistant Professor: Clemson University (May 2003 to date)
Senior Scientist: Biomet-Merck Biomaterials GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany (Sep 2001 to April 2003)
Visiting Professor: Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany (Feb 1999 to Feb 2001)
Associate Professor: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (July 1993 to Feb 2002)

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