Medical devices have transformed human healthcare during the past half century, from the development of rapid diagnostic devices to medical implants to restore physiological functions to bioinstruments that sustain life following severe trauma. Our faculty are engaged in multi-disciplinary research to improve these devices even further by studying synthetic and natural biomaterials that can prevent thrombosis and infection, accelerate wound healing, or support cell growth in tissue engineered devices. Ongoing exploration of new materials and devices at the interface of engineering, physical, chemical and health sciences provide the enabling building blocks for realization of systems with transformational capabilities necessary to meet societal needs.

Faculty Member Areas of Expertise Website
Elizabeth Brisbois Antimicrobial and Hemocompatible Interfaces
Anti-inflammatory Biomaterials
Insulin Delivery
Polymer and Small Molecule Chemistry
Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials
Cheryl Gomillion Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
Cell-Biomaterial Interactions
Multi-functional Biomaterials
Pre-Clinical Tissue Modeling Systems
Cell-based Therapeutics
Hitesh Handa Biomaterials for Medical Device Applications
Nitric Oxide Releasing Materials
Blood-Material Interactions
Antimicrobial and Hemocompatible Materials
Wound Healing Materials
Ross A. Marklein Cell Manufacturing
Single Cell Analysis
High Content Imaging
Tissue Engineering/Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cell Biology
William Kisaalita Tissue engineering
Cell-surface interactions
Assays for high throughput screening (HTS)
Renewable energy utilization with emphasis on biogas-powered cooling
Global service learning
Rama Ramasamy Electrochemical energy
Biological electrochemistry
Bionanocomposite materials