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R&D&I Focus: Patient-oriented development/evaluation of bionanotechnology; biopolymers; bioceramics and drug delivery systems for the reconstruction of challenging cranio-maxillo-facial and orthopaedic defects.

Ziyad S. Haidar is a Professor of Biomaterials and BioEngineering and Scientific Director of Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de los Andes, Santiago de Chile. Concurrently, Prof. Dr. Haidar is the Founder/Head of the Biomaterials, Pharmaceutical Delivery and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Tissue Engineering Laboratory (BioMAT'X Chile - HAIDAR LAB), at the Centro de Investigación e Innovación Biomédica (CiiB) and is a Faculty member in the Doctoral Program (BioMedicine) at Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de los Andes , Santiago de Chile. Also serves as Visiting Professor at MaxilloFacial Surgery Division of Universidad de la Frontera-Temuco. Haidar holds a PhD in BioEngineering from McGill University, Montréal-Canada with post-doctoral residency at the Montréal Shriners Hospital (Orthopedics), McGill University Health Center, Montréal-Canada. Before moving to Chile, he served as an Associate Professor of Bioceramics/Chair of Excellence in BioEngineering at Université de Limoges-France and was an Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (cross-appointment/Department of BioEngineering), University of Utah-USA. Haidar served between 2010 and 2012 as Adjunct Professor of Head&Neck Surgery and the Scientific Director of the Research Center at Inha University Hospital, Seoul-South Korea. Haidar is an international speaker with >125 publications, conference proceedings, text-books, theses and patents and is an editorial board member of several national/international scientific journals and periodicals. He is a member of the International Bone and Mineral Society, Society for Biomaterials, Canadian Biomaterial Society as well as the Canadian and Lebanese Societies of Plastic Surgeons, to name a few.


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