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
Biomimetic Technologies – technologies that recapitulate life/living processes found in biological systems
Biomolecular Technologies – technologies based on subcellular components
Cellular Technologies – technologies based on single cell systems
Cellular and Subcellular Technologies
Multicellular Technologies – technologies based on systems of interacting cells
Nanotechnologies – technologies that operate at the nano-scale