John P. LeGeros, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics
Co-Director, Calcium Phosphate Research Laboratory


BS 1948 (Physics), South Dakota State College; MS 1956 (Physics/Mathematics), South Dakota State University; PhD 1969 (Physics/Computer Science), University of Western Ontario

Research Interests: Implant coating technology (plasmaspray, electrochemical deposition) • Implant surface modification • Calcium-phosphate-based biomaterials (bioceramics) • Bone properties related to osteoporosis

Representative publications

LeGeros JP, in S, Mijares D, Dimaano F, LeGeros RZ (2005). Electrochemically deposited calcium phosphate coatings on titanium alloy substrates. Key Engineer Mat 284-286:31-34.

LeGeros RZ, LeGeros JP (2003). Calcium phosphate bioceramics: Past, present, future. Key Engineer Mater 240-242:3-10.

Lin S, LeGeros RZ, LeGeros JP (2003). Adherent octacalcium phosphate coating on titanium alloy using a modulated electrochemical deposition method. J Biomed Mater Res 66A:810-828.

Pena J, LeGeros RZ, Rohanizadeh R, LeGeros JP (2001). CaCO3-CaP biphasic materials prepared by microwave processing of natural aragonite and calcite. Key Engineer Mat 192-195:511-514.

LeGeros RZ, Bleiwas CB, Retino M, LeGeros JP (1999). Zinc effect on the in vitro formation of calcium phosphates: relevance to clinical inhibition of calculus formation. Am J Dent 12:65-70.

Rokbani R, LeGeros RZ, Ariguib NK, LeGeros JP (1998). Formation of apatites in the system: KCl-CaCl2-Ca3(PO4)2-K3PO4-H2O at 25oC. Bioceramics 11, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, pp. 747-750.

Deptula A, Lada W, Olczak T, LeGEros Rz, LeGeros JP (1996). Preparation of calcium phosphate coatings by complex sol-gel process (CSGP). Bioceramics 9. London: Elsevier Science, pp. 313-316.

LeGeros RZ, LeGeros JP, Kim Y, Kijkowska R, Zheng R, Wong JL (1995). Calcium phosphates in plasma-sprayed HA coatings. Ceramic Trans 48:173-189.

LeGeros JP, LeGeros RZ, Burgess A, Edwards B, Zitelli J (1994). X-ray diffraction method for the quantitative characterizationof calcium phosphate coatings. In: Horowitz E, Parr JE (eds). Characterization and Performance of Calcium Phosphate Coatings for Implants. ASTM STP 1196. American Society for Testing Materials, Philadephia, pp. 33-42.


LeGeros RZ, LeGeros JP (eds). (1998). Bioceramics 11 (Proceedings of the International Meeeting on Ceramics in Medicine, New York, November 5-8, 1998). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.