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. Vipuil Kishore's Functional biomaterials Lab is Currently Working on:

  • 3D bioprinting of biomimetic collagen-based scaffolds for bone and interface tissue engineering applications
  • Elastin incorporated collagen constructs for vascular tissue engineering
  • Adipose tissue constructs for wound healing applications
  • Assessment of material guided cellular response without external factors 


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