Gladius Lewis

Lewis headshot Professor
Email: glewis@memphis.edu 
Phone: 901.678.3266
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 316
Research Areas
Biomaterials; Biomechanics
Research Area Specifics
  • Antibiotic-Loaded Acrylic Bone Cement
  • Materials for Biodegradable Coronary Artery Stents
  • Biomechanics of Treatments for Spine Problems
Brief Description
Development and characterization of novel materials used in orthopedic procedures, such as hip replacement (antibiotic-loaded acrylic bone cement), and cardiology, such as coronary artery stents (magnesium alloys). Analysis of different treatments used in spine surgery, such as for relief of severe neck or back pain due to herniated disc(s).

Research Applications
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Coronary artery stents
  • Spinal fusion procedures
Brief Description
Findings from each of the research areas have the potential to contribute to improved outcomes in orthopaedic surgery, cardiology, and spine surgery.