Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, DDS, PhD

Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, DDS, PhD
Tien-Min Gabriel Chu, DDS, PhD

Professor, Department of Biomedical and Applied Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Dean for Research

Contact Info

Phone  (317) 274-5148
Fax       (317) 278-7462

Office Address

Indiana University School of Dentistry
1121 W. Michigan St. Rm. DS118
Indianapolis, IN. 46202


Postdoc (Biomedical Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2000)
PhD (Materials Science and Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1999)
DDS, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan (1989)


Research Interests

  • Bone tissue engineering
  • 3D scaffold through rapid prototyping
  • Light curing dental composites


  1. International patent pending “Use of Compounds with Thrombopoietic Activity to Promote Bone Growth and Healing” Kacena, Melissa. and Chu, Tien-Min G. Int'l Patent Application No. PCT/US2011/039187.
  2. US Patent 7,087,200 (2007) “Controlled local/global and micro/macro-porous 3D plastic, polymer and ceramic/cement composite scaffold fabrication and applications thereof” Taboas, Juan M; Maddox, Rachel D.; Krebsbach, Paul H.; Hollister, Scott J.; Chu, Tien-Min Gabriel
  3. US Patent 7,174,282 (2006) “Design methodology for tissue engineering scaffolds and biomaterial implants” Hollister, Scott J.; Chu, Gabriel Tien-Min; Taboas, Juan M
  4. US Patent 6,117,612 (2000) “StereoLithography Resin for Rapid Prototyping of Ceramics and Metals” Griffith, M.L., Halloran, J.W., and Chu, T.M.

Funding Support (2010 - Present)

  1. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Decreasing systemic inflammation to improve fracture healing in polytraumatized rats, Co-PI
  2. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Thromopoietin and Stem Cells for Cranial Regeneration, PI
  3. Osteo Science Foundation, Thrombopoietin in Cranial Regeneration, Co-PI
  4. Department of Defense, W81XWH-13-1-0501, Novel Therapy for Bone Regeneration in Large Segmental Defects, Co-PI
  5. Burroughs Wellcome Found Collaborative Research Travel Grant, Load-bearing tissue scaffolds with controlled degradation time, PI
  6. Shofu Inc. Japan, In vivo evaluation of novel zirconia dental implants in canines, PI
  7. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation, Stem-Cell Loaded 3D Scaffolds for Craniofacial Bone Repair, PI
  8. IUPUI International Development Fund, Comparison of global gene expression on regenerated new bone between androgen receptor knockout (ARKO) mice and normal mice, PI
  9. MO-SCI Corp. subcontract to DOD-SBIR, N102-179-0359, Artificial Tissue Matrices for Bone Repair, PI
  10. Indiana Nanotech LLC, The Effect of Niobium Oxide Coating on the in Vivo Performance of Commercial Sandblasted Dental Implants, PI
  11. Indiana CTSI, Tunable Hybrid Collagen-Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate Scaffolds for Improved Craniofacial Bone Repair (co-principal investigator with S. Harbin), Co-PI
  12. Indiana CTSI, Efficacy and Dose Evaluation of TPO in Healing a Long Bone Segmental Defect (co-principal investigator with M. Kacena), Co-PI

Link to Publications