Orhun Muratoglu, PhD

Orhun Muratoglu

Dr. Muratoglu is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and is the Co-director of the Orthopaedic Biomechanics and Biomaterials Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is also the recipient of the Alan Gerry Scholar of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering within the program in Polymer Science and Technology in 1995. Dr. Muratoglu is an innovator in biomechanics and biomaterials, and his inventions are widely used around the world.  He developed an electron-beam based cross-linking technology for artificial hip and knee replacement materials that has very quickly become the gold standard in the field of hip replacement medicine with more than two million patients benefiting from his technology to-date. As a result of his innovative contributions to clinical orthopaedic medicine, he also received numerous awards including Partners in Excellence Award (2000), Marshall R. Urist Young Investigator Award (2001), ‘HAP’ Paul Award of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (1999 and 2006). He also holds 24 issued U.S. and worldwide patents.