Research and Impact

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Research and Impact

Innovative Research in a Collaborative Environment

Bioengineering students at the Knight Campus have access to eight independent faculty-led labs, ranging in focus from 3D printing and laser microfabrication to gene therapy, tissue regeneration, and polymer chemistry. Many of our faculty are also entrepreneurs and assist in the development of numerous startups. Bioengineering students at the Knight Campus have access to state-of-the-art facilities for their research and a collaborative environment with expert mentors.

EXPLORE OUR BIOENGINEERING  RESEARCH GROUPS

Research Areas

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Biomaterials: Functional Materials for Life

We work at the interface of materials chemistry and biomedical engineering. We determine what is missing from the engineer’s toolbox and design new functional materials, 3-D structures, tools and devices that address key challenges in the clinic.

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Medical Sensors and Devices

We push the envelope of implantable and wearable medical sensors and devices to change the ways we study and treat diseases and injuries, by tapping advances in areas such as materials, data science, device architecture, and wireless technologies.

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Protein Engineering and Synthetic Biology

We develop new methods to build molecular biological parts (proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids) and systems with novel properties and predictable behaviors by understanding how sequence information leads to various properties at the molecular and systems level.

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Neural Engineering

We develop novel implantable interfaces to the brain and peripheral nervous system to advance fundamental science and improve human lives through therapeutic neuromodulation.