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April 23: 44th Annual Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture

Associate Professor Kuldeep Agarwal will discuss "3D Printing and the Future of Health and Medicine."

2018-04-24
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-16-2018

Mankato, Minn. – The 44th annual Douglas R. Moore Faculty Research Lecture at Minnesota State University, Mankato will feature a presentation by faculty member Kuldeep Agarwal at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Minnesota State Mankato’s Centennial Student Union.

Agarwal’s presentation, titled “3D Printing and the Future of Health and Medicine,” is free and open to the public.

Agarwal is an associate professor in the Department of Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

“...I have spent my entire career working in the field of manufacturing and I am thrilled to bring this passion in front of everyone in talking about Additive Manufacturing (also called 3D printing),” Agarwal wrote in a preview of his lecture. “Using 3D printing, my research aims to find an alternative approach to develop materials for medical implants (knees, hips, etc.) that will improve their effectiveness and longevity.

“Currently approximately 500,000 knee and 300,000 hip implants are performed in the U.S. each year and are estimated to increase 8.3 percent annually through 2025. These implants often fail prematurely due to fracture, corrosion, tissue reaction, and wear.

“The approach of our research group is to develop materials that will combine the mechanical performance of metals, such as cobalt chrome, with the biocompatibility of calcium phosphates. We are also working on prosthetic arms and their testing for individuals.”

For more information about the subject of the lecture, contact Agarwal by phone at 507-389-6157 or by email at kuldeep.agarwal@mnsu.edu.

The annual Moore Lecture celebrates excellence in research at Minnesota State Mankato. This will be the 44th such lecture, and the 31st named after Moore, who established the event.

Moore was president of then-Mankato State University from 1974 to 1978. His tenure saw the transformation of Mankato State College into a university, as well as the consolidation of the lower and upper campuses and construction of a new administration building.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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