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Mark                           Ehrensberger

Mark Ehrensberger Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Director of Kenneth A Krackow M.D. Orthopaedic Research Lab

 
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Education and Training:
  • PhD, Bioengineering, Syracuse University (2008)
  • MS, Bioengineering, Syracuse University (2002)
  • BS, Bioengineering, Syracuse University (2000)
Awards and Honors:
  • Young Investigators Initiative, US Bone and Joint Decade (2008)

Research Expertise:
  • Applied orthopedic biomechanics
  • Corrosion and biocompatibility of metallic orthopedic biomaterials
UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:
  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2013–June 2014
    Testing and Development of Orthopedic Proprietary Products
    Greatbatch Medical and UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $99,605
  • April 2013–April 2014
    A Novel Electrical Stimulation Method for the Eradication/Preventions of Orthopedic Biofilms
    Bruce Holm Memorial Catalyst Fund
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $50,000
  • October 2010–October 2013
    Electrical Stimulation of Titanium for the Prevention and/or Eradication of A. baumannii and S. aureus Biofilm Infections on Osseointegrated Prostheses
    Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program-Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $621,591
  • July 2012–June 2013
    Testing and Development of Orthopedic Proprietary Products
    Greatbatch Medical and UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $86,836
  • July 2011–June 2012
    Testing and Development of Orthopedic Proprietary Products
    Greatbatch Medical and UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $113,000
  • January 2010–May 2011
    Engineering the Bioactivity of Absorbable Magnesium Implants for Fracture Fixation and Bone Defect Scaffolds: The Effect of Calcium Phosphate Coatings on In-Vitro Biocorrosion and Osteogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    Orthopedic Trauma Association
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • October 2006–October 2007
    The In-Vitro Biological and Electrochemical Interactions of Electrically Polarized Commercially Pure Titanium Used for Orthopedic and Dental Applications.
    Department of Veteran Affairs
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
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Journal Articles:

Presentations:
  • "Biodegradable Magnesium-9%Aluminum-1% Zinc Alloy Displays Effective Inhibition of Acinetobacter baumannii Biofilm Formation" Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Biomedical Alloys and Implant Devices, Research in Progress Symposium , NACE/Corrosion 2013 (2013)
  • "Surface Characterization of Magnesium-Based Orthopedic Implant Alloy" Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Biomedical Alloys and Implant Devices, Research in Progress Symposium , NACE/Corrosion 2013. (2013)
  • "Cathodic Voltage Controlled Stimulation of Titanium Modulates Acinetobacter Baumannii Biofilms" 59th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society 2013 (2013)
  • "Comparision of Two Glenoid Component Cementing Techniques Using Real-time Tracking of Rocking-Horse Loosening" 59th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society 2013 (2013)
  • "Electrical Eradication of Orthopaedic Biofilm Infections, Infectious Disease Research Seminar, Department of Medicine" SUNY Buffalo (2012)
  • "Electrical Stimulation: A “potential” Antimicrobial Strategy for Osseointegrated Prostheses, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery" SUNY Buffalo (2012)
  • "Electrical Stimulation of Titanium For Eradication of Acinetobacter Baumannii Biofilms" Military Health System Research Symposium 2012 (2012)
  • "Electrical Eradication of Orthopaedic Biofilm Infections" Greatbatch Medical, Clarence, NY (2012)
  • "Biological Implications of Fretting Corrosion of Modular Joint Replacements" Biomaterials Technical Committee, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (2012)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of ACL Reconstruction Femoral Anchors Using a Novel Test Method" 58th Annual Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society 2012. (2012)
  • "Biomechanical Comparison of ACL Reconstruction Femoral Anchors Using a Novel Test Method, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Seminar" SUNY Buffalo (2012)
  • "Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Overview, Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series" UB Center for Advanced Biomedical and Bioengineering Technology/ New York State Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation (2012)
  • "Acinetobacter baumannii Biofilm Formation on Standard and New Generation Orthopaedic Metals" The Stevens Conference on Bacteria-Material Interactions 2011 (2011)
  • "Corrosion of Bioresorbable Magnesium Alloy (AZ91D) in pH-Buffered, Osteogenic Culture Medium" Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting 2011 (2011)
  • "Electrochemical and Biological Interactions on Orthopaedic Metal Surfaces, Department of Biomedical Engineering Research Seminar" SUNY Buffalo (2011)
  • "The Biomechanics of Glenoid Component Loosening, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Research Seminar" Upstate Medical University (2010)
  • "The Role of Electrochemistry in Titanium Biocompatibility, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Research Seminar" Rush University (2010)
  • "The Effect of Fracture Severity and Fill Volume on the Mechanical Properties of Osteoporotic Vertebral Bodies Following Vertebroplasty Using High Viscosity Bone Cement" 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2010 (2010)
  • "Electrochemical Thresholds for Pre-Osteoblast Behavior on Electrically Polarized cpTi: Implications for Modular Implant Fretting Corrosion" Bone and Joint Decade Global Network Conference 2009 (2009)
  • "Titanium is NOT the Most Biocompatible Material Under Cathodic Polarization, Department of Biomedical Engineering Research Seminar" SUNY Downstate (2009)
  • "Titanium is NOT the Most Biocompatible Material Under Cathodic Polarization, Restorative Dentistry Department Research Seminar" SUNY Buffalo (2009)
  • "Electrochemical Thresholds for Pre-Osteoblast Behavior on Electrically Polarized cpTi: Implications for Modular Implant Fretting Corrosion" 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2009 (2009)
  • "The In-Vitro Response of Pre-Osteoblast Cells Cultured on Electrically Polarized Titanium: Implications for Fretting Corrosion of Modular Joint Replacements" Gordon Research Conference-Bioelectrochemistry 2008 (2008)
  • "Potential Step Impedance Analysis of Titanium in PBS and Biological Media as a Function of Voltage and Time" Proceedings of the 211th Electrochemical Society Meeting (2007)
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Service Activities:
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Faculty Search Committee; Chair (2012–2013)
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Research Committee; Chair (2012)
  • Corrosion and Biocompatibility of Biomedical Alloys and Implant Devices, Research in Progress Symposium, NACE International Annual Meeting 2; Co-Chair (2012–2013)
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering Chairman Search Committee; Member (2012)
  • Capitol Hill Advocate, US Bone and Joint Decade
  • Syracuse University Biomaterials Day Conference; Judge

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Contact Information

162 Farber Hall
3435 Main Streeet
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 829-3944
Email: mte@buffalo.edu


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