Discovery Engineering and Applied Science

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This Biological Engineering program supports cross-cutting science and engineering projects that advance the development of broadly applicable biomedical technologies based on biomaterials and engineered biology that directly interface with, monitor, and regulate biological processes and functions of human physiology to enable new paradigms of human health


The development of biomedical technologies and models and methods (i.e., engineering tools and approaches to accelerate the development of biomaterials-based and biology-based technologies) are multi-disciplinary by nature. This program encompasses a variety of projects that involve many facets of discovery engineering and/or applied science.

Projects might focus on:

  • elucidating important engineering design rules or key foundational principles underlying future engineering
  • redesigning or prototyping platform technologies
  • characterizing (in vitro, ex vivo, or in vivo) broadly applicable technologies and prototypes

Major Programmatic Interests

Biointerfacial Technologies – technologies that operate at the interface of abiotic materials and biological systems

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Biomimetic Technologies – technologies that recapitulate life/living processes found in biological systems

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Biomolecular Technologies – technologies based on subcellular components

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Cellular Technologies – technologies based on single cell systems

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Cellular and Subcellular Technologies

Multicellular Technologies – technologies based on systems of interacting cells

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Nanotechnologies – technologies that operate at the nano-scale

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