Biomaterials & Nanotechnology
Research activity in Biomaterials and Nanotechnology spans fundamentals and applications, leveraging the strengths of Carnegie Mellon University in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and colloidal science. The rich environment, fostered by close interactions both within the University and between local institutions, provides a fertile ground for synergistic research.
Two main research focus areas within Biomaterials and Nanotechnology include Bio-Interfaces/Drug Delivery and Nanobiotechnology/BioMEMS.
A common theme of research in bio-interfaces is the development of a molecular-level understanding of complex biological systems and its applications in controlled release of therapeutic agents. The emerging field of nanobiotechnology integrates molecular assembly and nanoscale design to provide control over biological processes. Research in this area has focused on cutting-edge technologies for exploring untapped potentials while assessing the associated health risks.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; adipose microenvironments; disease modeling; tissue regeneration
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
BioMEMS for tissue regeneration; biodegradable electronic devices; biomimetic tissue-device interfaces; biomaterials synthesis; microfabrication of biomaterials
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Nano-biotechnology; nano-bio interfaces; nanomaterials synthesis; biomedical applications of nanowires/nanotubes; biomedical nanodevices/sensors
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials
Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Tissue regeneration in neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems; self-assembly and multi-scale coupling in biological systems; cell-material interactions; protein-based materials; bioprosthetics; stem cell differentiation and engineered morphogenesis
Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biological Sciences
Biological mechanical systems; mechanotransduction; biological microfluidics and MEMS; molecular micropatterning
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics Institute, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Elastically soft sensors and circuits; soft multifunctional materials; soft lithography fabrication
Professor, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Technologies for proteomics; devices to couple gel electrophoresis to mass spectrometry; automation of 2D gel electrophoresis; protein capture for proteomics sample preparation; applications of image analysis in proteomics
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Vascular engineering; extracellular matrix engineering; cardiopulmonary engineering; whole organ decellularization and regeneration
Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Biomedical Engineering
Enzymes; membrane engineering; proteins; biomaterials; biosensors
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Materials chemistry; graphene; stem cells; tissue regeneration; cell-instructive material
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microsystems; nanotechnology; DNA origami; biomechanics; nanobiosensors
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Nanoparticle probes; nanoparticle-cell interactions; environmental effects of nanoparticles; surfactant-based carriers for pulmonary drug delivery; protein adsorption and protein drug delivery; cell sorting technologies
Mehrabian Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical interactions between cells and the environment; mechanisms of cell migration and division; cellular mechanical activities; synthetic polymeric materials for cell, tissue, and organ engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science & Engineering
Materials chemistry; biomaterials; green chemistry; machine learning
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Biomaterials & Nanotechnology Research in the News
Prof. Tzahi Cohen-Karni has been named a 2018 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.
Ph.D. student Sara Abdollahi, advised by Prof. Adam Feinberg, and other Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a novel approach to optimizing soft material 3-D printing.
Prof. Chris Bettinger and collaborators published an article in Science, entitled “Polymeric peptide pigments with sequence-encoded properties”.