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Biomedical Engineering

Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

Dr. Chris Bashur's Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Lab has several ongoing research projects including:

  • Processing techniques for tissue engineering scaffolds
  • Bioreactors for vascular grafts
  • Elucidating cell interaction with microenvironmental cues, including topography, factors, and mechanical stimuli
  • Impacts of graft properties on the degree and duration of the in vivo host response
  • Elastic matrix generation and maturation

Dr. Carlos Martino's Quantum Biology lab is involved with:

  • Spin biochemistry of reactive oxygen species modulated by magnetic fields
  • Biosensing: the role of the mitochondria
  • Modulating micromechanics of cells in low magnetic field environments
  • Magnetic seeding of cells on tubular grafts

 

Biomechanics

Dr. Ted Conway is currently investigating:

  • Neuro-mechanics & Engineering
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Constitutive Modeling of Biological Connective Tissues; Cardiovascular Tissues; Neurological Tissues
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Human Kinematics

 

Biomedical Instrumentation, Imaging, Computational and Neural Engineering

Dr. Kunal Mitra is working on several projects including:

  • Optical tomography system using short pulse laser for early skin cancer detection
  • Minimally invasive tumor ablation using short pulse laser
  • Analysis of mechanical properties and thermal effects of cornea following femtosecond laser intrastromal refractive surgery
  • Analysis of light-tissue interaction for space flight applications
  • Fiberoptic nanobiosensors for cellular interrogation

Dr. Mehmet Kaya's research projects include:

  • Developing innovative techniques and devices for the detection and therapy of cardiovascular / neurological diseases
  • Theranostic ultrasound contrast agents
  • Acoustic radiation force for vascular stem cell therapy
  • Computer modeling for diagnostic and therapeutic applications/ Human Patient Simulators