UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Prof Deepak Kalaskar

Professor of Bioengineering

Department of Ortho and MSK Science

Div of Surgery & Interventional Sci

Joined UCL
1st Nov 2012

Research summary

Basic science 

• Development of novel Biomaterials and their testing for unmet clinical challenges. 

• 3D printing technology and its optimisation for biomedical applications.

• Surface modifications of biomaterials for improving implant tissue integration and angiogenesis. 

Applied Research 

•Design and development of patient specific medical devices and implants using 3D printing technology for musculoskeletal applications. 

•Optimisation of medical devices and implants designs and testing using computational modelling.

•3D bioprinting for hard and connective tissue engineering (intervertebral cages, bone, tendon and ligaments)

Teaching summary

Deputy Director : MSc Burns, Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery

Module Lead :

1. Burns, Military and Wound Healing 
2. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Other teaching responsibilities :

 Biomaterials and Nanotechnology module 

Supervision of iBsc/Msc / PhD projects in 3D Bioprinting , 3 D printing and Regenerative Medicine. 


Institute of Education
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow | 2014
University of Manchester
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2008
Nagpur University
First Degree, Bachelor of Technology | 2003


A multidisciplinary scientist with extensive experience in research, management, and education in the area of biomedical engineering, biomaterials and 3D fabrication technologies.

His Research has been focused on the development of novel materials, their analysis, and applications to solve real life problems in medicine. He has extensive experience in biomaterials, biocompatible coatings, 3D printing technologies, design and development of medical devices and implants, stem cells. He is working closely with number of industries, clinical and academic collaborations for the development of new medical products and processes required for clinical translation. He is running 3 clinical trials with various hospitals to bring technologies from bench to bed side. 

His research group has received research funding from RCUK (EPSRC, MRC-AMR), various UK based charities and industries. He is the editor and author of 4 Books in the field of 3D Printing in Medicine (Elsevier), Nanomedicine (OpenPress) and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (UCL Press). Currently, he directs MSc course in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at University College London (UCL), to educate clinicians and scientists in translational medicine.