This program supports the development and demonstration of broadly applicable nanomaterials to enable new paradigms of human health.


The emphasis is on the development of nanomaterials and associated computational models for biomedical intervention. 

Projects might focus on:

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

NIBIB interests include but are not limited to: 

  • magnetic and acoustic nanoparticles for ablating cells and tissues
  • plasmonic nanorods for tissue suturing
  • functionalized nanocarriers for drug delivery and immunotherapy