George Baran

Associate Dean & Professor Mechanical Engineering, Director of Graduate Studies

Office Hours

Monday 3:00-3:50 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 1:00-1:50 pm
Graduate Students ONLY

Bio

Degrees

  • B.S.E.  Metallurgical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1972
  • M.S.E.  Materials Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1973
  • Ph.D.  Materials Engineering, and Dental Materials, The University of Michigan, 1976

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Dean, College of Engineering, September 2003-present
  • Professor (Mechanical Engineering), July 1999-present, Temple University
  • Director, Center for Bioengineering and Biomaterials, July 1999-present, Temple University
  • Adjunct Professor (Chemistry), December 2006-present, Temple University
  • Visiting Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University, May 2003-April 2004
  • Acting Chair, Department of Chemistry, September 1999-August 2000, Temple University
  • Adjunct Professor of General Restorative Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania, December 1999-July 2003
  • Biologist (Department of Medicine), September 1995-August 1996, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard School of Medicine
  • Professor (School of Dentistry), July 1991-June 1999, Temple University
  • Associate Professor with Tenure (School of Dentistry), July 1983-June 1991, Temple University
  • Member of Graduate Faculty, 1981
  • Assistant Professor (School of Dentistry), July 1978-June 1983, Temple University

Recent Publications

  • Wan, Q.; Ramsey, C.; Baran, G.: “Thermal Pretreatment of Silica Composite Filler Materials”. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 99: 237-243, 2010.
  • Wang, W.; Kistler, K.A.; Sadeghipour, K.; Baran, G.R.: “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of AFM Studies of a Single Polymer Chain”. Physics Letters A 372: 7007-7010, 2008.
  • Samuel S.P.; Baran G.R.; Wei Y.; and Davis B.L. “Biomechanics of bone fractures”. In: Bone Pathology, 2nd ed., Khurana, J.S. editor. The Humana Press Inc., Totowa, NJ. 2009. ISBN 978-1-58829-766-2.
  • Samuel, SP.; Li, S.; Mukherjee, I.; Guo, Y.; Patel, A.C.; Baran, G.R.; Wei, Y. “Mechanical Properties of Experimental Dental Composites Containing a Combination of Mesoporous and Nonporous Spherical Silica as Fillers”. Dental Materials 25:296- 301, 2009.
  • Wang, W.; Sadeghipour, K.; Baran, G.R.: “Finite Element Analysis of the Effect of an Interphase on Toughening of a Particle-Reinforced Polymer Composite”. Composites: Part A39(6): 956-964, 2008.

Funding Sources

  • Baran, G. Principal Investigator) et al.: Finite Element Analysis of Adolescent Idiopathic
  • Scoliosis to Predict Long-Term Degenerative Sequelae. Shriners Hospitals for
  • Children, 7/1/2011-6/31/2014, $182,850 total costs.
  • Baran, G. (Principal Investigator) et al.: “Interphases for Tougher Composites”. NIH,
  • R21 DE 19885, 7/1/2009-6/30/2012), $407,500 total costs.
  • Baran, G. (Principal Investigator) et al.: “Ordered Dental Nanocomposites”. NIH,
  • R21 DE 18330, 6/1/07-5/31/11, $879,095 total costs.