Scalable Manufacturing of Tissue-Mimetic Hydrogels for Biological Research and Discovery

Goals

Engineer a system for manufacturing hydrogel membranes with tunable properties. Engineer a system for precision manufacturing of hydrogel microspheres. Interdisciplinary training for students that spans biomedical, materials, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering

Issues Involved or Addressed

Materials are the foundation for biological research and discovery.
The systems developed in this project will produce hydrogel biomaterials that could impact several important fields:
Stem cell biology
Cancer drug screening
Infectious disease research
Regenerative medicine

Methods and Technologies

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

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