The Catholic University of America

Otto Wilson, Jr. Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
202-319-5822 phone
202-319-5195 fax
wilsono@cua.edu

 

Education
B.S., Ceramic Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, May 1988
M.S., Ceramic Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, May 1991
Ph.D., Ceramic Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, May 1995

Biography
Dr. Otto C. Wilson Jr. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Wilson earned a B.S. (1988), M.S. (1991) and Ph.D. in Ceramic Science and Engineering at Rutgers University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland on enhanced machinability of dental ceramic materials (1995-1996) and was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral fellow at John’s Hopkins in 1996 prior to joining the Materials Science and Engineering faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Wilson became a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Catholic University in 2003 and established the Biomimetics, Orthopedics, and Nanomaterials Education/Composite Research for Advanced Biomaterials (BONE/CRAB) Lab. The research vision of the BONE/CRAB Lab is to develop nanophase materials to enhance the healing and remodeling of hard tissue at the whole tissue, cellular, and subcellular levels. Dr. Wilson’s research Interests include biomineralization phenomena, nanomaterials chemistry, biological liquid crystals, and the synthesis and surface modification of hydroxyapatite. Dr Wilson was awarded a NSF CAREER Award (DMR-0645675) in 2007 for his work involving bone inspiration in research and education. He is very active in K-12 educational outreach and developing tools and teaching methodologies to encourage young people to excel in STEM education.

Representative Publications
L. Borum and O. C. Wilson, Jr., "Surface Modification of Hydroxyapatite: I Dodecyl Alcohol," Biomaterials, 24(21), 3671-3679 (2003).

L. Borum and O. C. Wilson, Jr., "Surface Modification of Hydroxyapatite: II Silica," Biomaterials, 24(21), 3681-3688 (2003).

L. S. Gyer , P. Kulkarni, H. Bruck, S. K. Gupta, O. C. Wilson, Jr, "Replamineform Inspired Bone Structures (RIBS)? Using Multi-piece Molds and Advanced Ceramic Gelcasting Technology," Mater Sci Eng C, 27(4), 646-653 (2007).

Y. Wang, J. J. Lee, I. K. Lloyd, O. C. Wilson, Jr., M. Rosenberg, V. P. Thompson, High Modulus Nanopowder Reinforced Dimethacrylate Matrix Composites for Dental Cement Applications, J. Biomed Mater. Res. A., 82A(3), 651-657 (2007).

D.N. Williams, K.A. Gold, T.R. Pulliam-Holoman, S.H. Ehrman, O.C. Wilson Jr., Surface Modification of Magnetic Nanoparticles Using Gum Arabic, J. Nanopart Res. 8 (2006) 749.

Ana Cecilia Roque and Otto C. Wilson, Jr., "Adsorption of Gum Arabic on Bioceramic Nanoparticles," Mater Sci Eng C, 28, 443-447 (2008).

Otto Wilson and Joanna Hull, "Surface Modification of Nanophase Hydroxyapatite with Chitosan," Mater Sci Eng C, 28, 434-437 (2008).

Otto C. Wilson, Jr., Erin Blair, Stephanie Kennedy, Gloryvee Rivera, Patrick Mehl, "Surface Modification of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Oleylamine and Gum Arabic," Mater Sci Eng C, 28, 438-442 (2008).