Dr. Mohamed “Len” N. Rahaman, professor of materials science and engineering and director of the Center for Bone and Tissue Repair and Regeneration at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named a fellow by the American Ceramic Society. He will be officially recognized as a fellow during a society banquet to be held in Houston in October.
Rahaman’s primary research interest is in the area of ceramics for biomedical applications.
Prior to joining the Missouri S&T faculty in 1986, Rahaman was a staff scientist in the materials and chemical sciences division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics at the University of Cambridge, England, in 1973 and 1977, respectively. He earned a Ph.D. in materials science at the University of Sheffield, England, in 1978.
Rahaman has published more than 180 articles and has authored four books that are widely used by students, engineers and scientists. He has received Faculty Excellence Awards and the John W. Claypool Award for Medical Research from Missouri S&T, and the ‘HAP’ Paul Award (Best Paper) from the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty for an article describing the development of ceramic bearings for hip and knee joint replacement.