Research

Faculty listing by research focus

Biomaterials

  • Donny Hanjaya-Putra
    Biomimetic materials to control stem cell differentiation and morphogenesis.
  • Maria Holland
    Mechanics of growth in soft tissues; computational modeling of brain growth and development.
  • Ryan Roeder
    Imaging probes, nanoparticles, scaffolds
  • Joshua Shrout
    Discernment of bacterial pathogen colonization of implanted biomaterials.
  • Matthew Webber
    Self-assembly of peptide and protein-based biomaterials through affinity.

Cancer

  • Başar Bilgiçer
    Development of diagnostics tools for the proper assessment of food and drug allergies. Development of super sensitive protein-biomarker detection sensors for cancer diagnostics.
  • Meenal Datta
    Tumor microenvironment, cancer immunotherapy, mechano-immunology, drug delivery
  • Glen Niebur
    Experimental, computational, and in vivo models of bone and bone marrow mechanobiology applied to osteoporosis, cancer metastasis, and metabolic diseases.
  • Pinar Zorlutuna
    Soft tissue mechanics, bioengineering, tissue engineering, mechanobiology

Computational and Systems Biology

  • Tijana Milenkovic
    Network science, network mining, computational biology, computational graph theory, algorithms.

Drug Delivery/Therapeutics

  • Başar Bilgiçer
    Development of targeted nanoparticle drug carriers for various cancers. Engineering of allergic reaction inhibitors.
  • H. Chia Chang
    Developing low-cost liquid biopsy nanotechnologies for cancer screening and therapy management.
  • Donny Hanjaya-Putra
    Engineering stem cell for site-specific targeting therapeutics.
  • Ryan Roeder
    Controlled growth factor delivery from biomaterial scaffolds 
  • Matthew Webber
    Spatiotemporal targeting of molecular therapeutics through tunable supramolecular affinity

Environmental Science

  • Robert Nerenberg
    Biofilms, especially membrane-biofilm reactors (MBfRs) and membrane biofouling
  • Joshua Shrout
    Community behavior and biofilm development of bacteria.

Health Robotics and Technology

  • Paul Bohn
    Use of molecular nanotechnology for chemical analysis
  • Danny Chen
    Biomedical image processing and analysis, computational biomedicine, medical treatment planning, deep learning methods for biomedical applications.
  • Scott Howard
    Technology achieving high-resolution 3D microscopy in living tissue.
  • Thomas O'Sullivan
    Development of optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques for preclinical and clinical studies. technology for wearable and implantable optical biosensors.
  • Ryan Roeder
    Nanoparticle imaging probes, contrast-enhanced CT, molecular imaging with spectral CT.
  • James Schmiedeler
    Biomechanics of human motion, robot- and technology-assisted rehabilitation.
  • Bradley Smith
    Imaging of cancer and infection; fluorescence guided surgery.
  • Sangpil Yoon
    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) Imaging and high resolution ultrasound imaging system development and FRET biosensor development.

Mechanobiology and Physical Effects on Cells

  • Donny Hanjaya-Putra
    Mechanical regulation of stem cell differentiation in vascular and lymphatic systems.
  • Maria Holland
    Mechanics of growth in soft tissues; computational modeling of brain growth and development
  • Glen Niebur
    Experimental, computational, and in vivo models of bone and bone marrow mechanobiology applied to osteoporosis, cancer metastasis, and metabolic diseases.
  • Pinar Zorlutuna
    Tissue Engineering, Biorobotics, Stem Cells, Micro/nanofabrication, Organ-on-chip.

Orthopaedics

  • Glen Niebur
    Experimental, computational, and in vivo models of bone and bone marrow mechanobiology applied to osteoporosis, cancer metastasis, and metabolic diseases.
  • Matt Ravosa
    Evolutionary morphology and pathobiology of the mammalian skull, masticatory complex and musculoskeletal system
  • Joshua Shrout
    Prosthetic joint infections.

Regenerative Medicine

  • Donny Hanjaya-Putra
    Stem cell for tissue engineering and disease modeling.
  • Glen Niebur
    Experimental, computational, and in vivo models of bone and bone marrow mechanobiology applied to osteoporosis, cancer metastasis, and metabolic diseases.
  • Gregory Timp
    Nanobiotechnology; biophysics; single molecule detection; protein nanopore sequencing; secretome detection and transfection; synthetic tissue; cancer metastasis; induced pluripotent stem cells; visualizing live cell physiology with high-resolution using STEM
  • Matthew Webber
    Injectable and responsive materials for support of therapeutics cell populations and delivery of regenerative signals.
  • Sangpil Yoon
    Generative IPSCs with no mutagenesis.
  • Jeremiah Zartman
    Biological systems; Developmental biology; Growth Control; Regeneration; Systems bioengineering
  • Pinar Zorlutuna
    Tissue Engineering, Biorobotics, Stem Cells, Micro/nanofabrication, Organ-on-chip.

Rehabilitation and Motor Control

  • Edgar Bolívar-Nieto
    Biomechanics of human motion, robot- and technology-assisted rehabilitation.
  • Margaret Coad
    Biomechanics of human motion, robot- and technology-assisted rehabilitation.
  • James Schmiedeler
    Biomechanics of human motion, robot- and technology-assisted rehabilitation.

Sensors and Diagnostics

  • Başar Bilgiçer
    Development of diagnostics tools for the proper assessment of food and drug allergies. Development of super sensitive protein-biomarker detection sensors for cancer diagnostics.
  • Hsueh-Chia Chang
    Developing low-cost liquid biopsy nanotechnologies for cancer screening and therapy management.
  • David Go
    Development of microfluidic technologies for cancer screening and diagnostics. Development of ionization sources for mass spectrometry for biochemical analysis.
  • Nosang Myung
    Developing intelligent sensor systems for precision health including electronic nose and tongue.
  • Thomas O’Sullivan
    Development of optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques for preclinical and clinical studies. technology for wearable and implantable optical biosensors.
  • Joshua Shrout
    Screening and assessment of bacterial pathogens for drug susceptibility.