University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Biomaterials and Micro/Nanofabrication

Department Faculty

Victor Barocas
Biomedical Engineering
Soft tissue biomechanics, biotransport
Brenda Ogle
Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular tissue engineering, stem cell bioengineering, cell-matrix interactions, microfluidic cytometry
Wei Shen
Biomedical Engineering
Biomaterials, cellular microenvironments, cell-environment interactions, biomolecular engineering
Ron Siegel
Pharmaceutics / Biomedical Engineering
Drug delivery, hydrogels, MEMS
Bob Tranquillo
Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular tissue engineering
Chun Wang
Biomedical Engineering
Biologically guided engineering of polymeric biomaterials

Faculty with Graduate Education Responsibilities

Conrado Aparicio
Restorative Sciences
Biomaterials, biomolecules at surfaces and interfaces, biomineralization, regeneration of hard tissues, biomimetic systems, biofilms and antimicrobials
Samira Azarin
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Stem cell engineering, biomaterial systems to study and control cancer progression and metastasis
Mechanical Engineering
In vivo robotic engineering; development of scalable, multi-modal, multi-dimensional robotic tools for cellular resolution interrogation of the intact brain
Efrosini Kokkoli
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Targeted drug delivery, biomimetic approaches to biomaterials design
Louis Mansky
Diagnostic and Biological Sciences
Virus nanoparticles and particle assembly; live-cell, single molecule fluorescence microscopy; cryoelectron microscopy/tomography
Michael McAlpine
Mechanical Engineering
3D printing functional materials & devices; advanced manufacturing; nanoscale inks; biomedical; bioelectronics
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Designing bio-mimetic interfaces using DNA nanotechnology scaffolds; protein engineering approaches to dissect cell signaling


Quick Links to Research

Bioinstrumentation and Medical Devices

Biomaterials and Micro/Nanofabrication


Biomedical Optics and Imaging

Biomolecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering

Cancer Bioengineering

Cardiovascular Engineering

Neural Engineering