Bionic Systems

This program supports the design, development, and demonstration of bionic systems technologies for biomedical intervention.


This program focuses on engineering bionic systems to sense and actuate in response to human biology for biomedical intervention. Projects should be directed towards overcoming a technological challenge that limits biomedical adoption. This program encourages projects that use a design-build-test approach.

Examples of bionic systems include but are not limited to:

  • artificial organs to replace function
  • implantable devices to deliver therapeutic agents
  • bioelectronic scaffolds for organ control

Additional Emphasis

Furthermore, this program focuses on the development of mathematical and computational methods, the development of screening and processing tools, and the discovery of design principles as key components in the design, build, and test methodology to engineer relevant bionic systems.