Research

The Highly Filled Materials Institute, HfMI, is a materials research institute which focuses on materials which are difficult to process due to their high solid concentrations (the volume fraction of solid particles approaches their maximum packing fraction). Such materials are found in many industries including biomaterials, biomedical devices, magnetics, ceramics, intumescent materials, nanocomposites and composites and energetics. The versatile research approach of HfMI, integrates mathematical modeling with rheological and microstructural characterization and development of ultimate properties. HFMI's technology base includes patented mitigation of magnetic fields generated by extremely low frequency magnetic field sources, concomitant neutralization and encapsulation-based disposal technology for very toxic liquids, techniques for off-line and on-line quantitative characterization of degree of mixedness in concentrated suspensions, specialized 3-D FEM based simulation techniques for processing of polymers and suspensions, patented rheometer for on-line and off-line rheological characterization, simulation methodologies for prediction of degree of mixedness using tools of dynamics, a patented x-ray techniques for measurement of internal strains and particle size distributions, nanocomposites, novel intumescent formulations, injectable ceramic suspensions for bone repair and regeneration and tissue engineering scaffolds.

Invention disclosures and patent filings:

    Filippos Tourlomousis, Robert C. Chang and Dilhan M. Kalyon, "Integrated Methods for Precision Manufacturing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds", US provisional patent application No. 62/545,527 filed on August 15, 2017.

    Rebecca Chung, Dilhan Kalyon, Antonio Valdevit, "3D Printed Trans-modular Scaffold Designs for Grafting Applications in Segmental Bone Defects", US patent application serial No. serial No. 15/568,992, July 25, 2017.

    Rebecca Chung, Dilhan Kalyon, Antonio Valdevit, "3D Printed Trans-modular Scaffold Designs for Grafting Applications in Segmental Bone Defects", US provisional patent application serial No. 62/366,378, filing date: July 25, 2016.

    Erdem Sahin, Dilhan Kalyon and Antonio Valdevit, "Preshearing method and apparatus for the control of the rheology and the injectability of aqueous cement suspensions for bone repair and regeneration", US Provisional patent application serial No: 62/299,271, filing date: February 24, 2016.

    Erdem Sahin, Dilhan Kalyon and Tony Valdevit, "Injectable calcium phosphate based ceramic cement compositions for bone repair and regeneration that enable flowability control via preshearing and preshearing based method for control of the rheology and setting time", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (accepted to be pursued as a provisional application), October (2015).

    Erdem Sahin and Dilhan Kalyon, "Apparatus for the preshearing-based control of the rheology and setting time of injectable ceramic cements for bone repair and regeneration", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (accepted to be pursued as a provisional application), October (2015).

    Rebecca Chung, Dilhan Kalyon, Tony Valdevit, "Dual Modulus Scaffold Designs for Bone Graft Incorporation and Stability", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (2015).

    D. Kalyon, H. Tutar-Kahraman, H. Gevgilili, "Novel fire retardant materials and their method of manufacture for fabrication of protective clothing", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (2013).

    S. Senturk, H. Gevgilili and D. Kalyon, "Pretreatment Method of Cellulosic Biomass via Flowability Control and Reactive Extrusion Process", US patent application publication, 2012/0205059A1, August 16, 2012.

    A. Ergun, D. Kalyon, H. Gevgilili, T. Valdevit, A. Ritter, "Integrated multi-zonal bioresorbable cage/core devices as bone graft substitutes and apparatus and method of fabrication of such cage/core devices", US patent application publication US 2012/0150299 A1, June 14, 2012.

    D. Kalyon, J. Kowalczyk and H. Gevgilili, "Screw Extrusion Electrospinning Process (SEEP)", invention disclosure submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology, September (2006).

    S. Ozkan, D. Kalyon and X. Yu, "Apparatus and method to manufacture three-dimensional functionally-graded scaffolds for tissue engineering applications using extrusion and co-extrusion", invention disclosure submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology, September (2006).

    D. Kalyon, C. Erisken and H. Wang, "Apparatus and method to manufacture three dimensional functionally-graded scaffolds for tissue engineering applications using screw extrusion electrospinning process", invention disclosure submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology, September (2006).

    D. Fair, D. Kalyon, S. Moy and L. Manole, "Cross-sectional functionally-graded Propellants and Method of Manufacture", US Patent # 7,896,989 issued on March 1, 2011.

    M. Wazne, D. Dermatas, D. Kalyon, X. Meng, M. Kauris and J. Morris, "Method of Treatment, Stabilization, and Heave Control for Chromite Ore Processing Residues (COPR) and Chromium Contaminated Soils", US patent # 7,452,163 issued on November 18, 2008.

    R. Yazici and D. M. Kalyon, "Method and Apparatus for x-ray Analysis of Particle Size" U.S. Patent, #6,751,287 issued on June 15, 2004.

    D. M. Kalyon and S. Kovenklioglu, "Disposal Method and Apparatus for Highly Toxic Chemicals by Chemical Neutralization and Encapsulation," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; #5,584,071 issued on Dec. 10, 1996.

    D. M. Kalyon, H. S. Gokturk, S. Railkar, "Electric Power Transmission System and Method of Asymmetric Transmission of Power to Mitigate Magnetic Fields," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; # 5,391,929; issued on Feb. 21, 1995.

    D. M. Kalyon, H. S. Gokturk, S. Railkar, "A Method and Apparatus for Mitigation of Magnetic Fields from Low Frequency Magnetic Field Sources," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; # 5,365,115; issued on Nov. 15, 1994.

    D. M. Kalyon, H. S. Gokturk, "Adjustable Gap Rheometer," U.S. Patent and Trademark Office # 5,277,058; issued on Jan. 11, 1994.

    D. Kalyon, "Method and Apparatus for the Manufacture of Food Products", notice of invention submitted to Stevens May 21, 2004. (Two invention disclosures on materials and also method and apparatus aspects).

    D. Kalyon, "Method for Continuous Sterilizing and Encapsulation of Medical Waste", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (1998).

    D. Kalyon, "Method and Apparatus for the Value-Enhanced Recycling of Energetic Materials", notice of invention submitted to Stevens Institute of Technology (1998).

 

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