Prof. Susmita Bose


Prof. Susmita Bose is a Herman and Brita Lindholm Endowed Chair Professor in School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University (WSU). She did her B.S. in Chemistry (Honors) from the University of Kalyani-West Bengal, in 1990 and M.S. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur in 1992 followed by a Ph.D. in Physical-Organic Chemistry, Rutgers University in 1998.


Prof. Bose has interdisciplinary research interests in the areas of chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering, involving calcium phosphate based bioceramics, surface modification of load bearing implants, 3-D printing of bone tissue engineering scaffolds, drug delivery, in vitro and in vivo bone cell material interaction study.
Prof. Bose has received research funding from various state and federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Nationals Institute of Health, the Office of Naval Research; Washington Technology Center; from foundations, e.g., the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the W. M. Keck Foundation and from several companies.

Achievements and Honors

  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019
  • WSU Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award, 2019.
  • Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2018
  • Distinguished Faculty Address Award, Washington State University, 2018.
  • Fellow, American Society for Materials (ASM International), 2018.
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, 2017.
  • Elected to the Washington State Academy of Science, 2017.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2016.
  • International Society for Ceramics in Medicine research excellence award, 2016
  • Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association, Life Science Innovation Northwest, Women to Watch in Life Science Honoree, 2015.
  • WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association advisor excellence award, 2015.
  • Richard M. Fulrath award, American Ceramic Society, 2014.
  • Fellow, American Ceramic Society, 2013.
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2013.
  • Outstanding researcher award, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 2012.
  • American Ceramic Society-Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award, 2009.
  • Kavli Fellow-National Academy of Sciences, 2006.
  • NSF CAREER and the Presidential Early Career award for Scientist and Engineers award (2002 / 2004).