Dr. Dana Barry, of Clarkson University, co-authored the article entitled Biofilm control on metallic materials in medical fields from the viewpoint of materials science -from the fundamental aspects to evaluation. The article is published in the high impact journal International Materials Reviews (IMR). This journal (IMR) is published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of ASM International and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (UK). It has an impact factor of 19.559.
This article, co-authored by Dr. Barry of Canton, describes biofilms and the need for a materials science/engineering approach to solve biofilm problems in the medical field, particularly those closely related to infectious diseases. Many chronic diseases and hospital-acquired infections could be attributed to biofilms. Biofilms can form on items outside of the human body and on biomaterials including implants, stents, and others. Topics included in this review are the interaction between biofilms and materials (especially metallic materials), evaluation techniques, an analysis of previous investigations, and a discussion about the future direction for developing anti-infectious metallic materials.
Research Professor Barry and her collaborator Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu (of the National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Suzuka, Japan) are the first two authors of this publication. Together (as collaborators), they have published about 100 journal articles and two Springer textbooks that all relate to biofilms. The books are titled Biofilm and Materials Science (2015) and Formation and Control of Biofilm in Various Environments (2020). Both Professor Barry and Professor Kanematsu received Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Materials Research Society of Japan (MRS-J) in 2019. They were honored for their outstanding contributions to contamination control on materials’ surfaces and for their work with biofilms.
The last two authors of the published IMR paper are Hajime Ikegai (National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College, Suzuka, Japan) and Yoshimitsu Mizunoe (The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan).
See the IMR paper at the following link. https://doi.org/10.1080/09506608.2022.2066444
Dr. Dana M. Barry is a Research Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Clarkson University, a Professor and Scientific Board President for Ansted University, and a Chemistry Ambassador for the American Chemical Society. She works part-time for SUNY Canton and has many honors and over 350 academic publications. Dr. Barry holds three doctoral degrees (including a Ph.D. in engineering from Osaka University, Japan) and two master’s degrees (M.S. in Chemistry from Clarkson University and a M.S. in Science Education with a focus on chemistry, from SUNY Potsdam).