Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering


Headshot of Cory Berkland
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoparticles and Colloids in Pharmaceuticals and Biomedicine

Photo of Gabe Converse
816-983-6509
Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratory

Titles

Assistant Professor, Cardiac Surgery, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Cardiac Surgery

Headshot of Prajna Dhar
785-864-4969
4132E Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Biomolecular Engineering
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Engineering and Interfacial Nanomedicine

Photo of Ken Fischer
785-864-2994
3132 Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Tissue Mechanics
Computational Joint Mechanics

Headshot of Stevin Gehrke
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Graduate Studies
Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Materials
Hydrogels
Tissue Engineering
Drug Delivery
Bioprocessing

MRB Building

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Bio-Inspired Nano/Micro Manufacturing
3D Printing and Bioprinting of Living Tissue Foundry
Extracellular Vesicles for Cancer Immunotherapy
3D Microfluidics and Nanotechnology

Photo of Richard Hopkins
816-234-3580
Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratory

Titles

Thomas Holder/Keith Ashcraft Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery Research
Director, Cardiac Regenerative Surgery Research Laboratories

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Cardiac Surgery

785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Applications of Biomechanics and Machine Design
Biomechanics Testing Machines and Experimental Designs
Kinematic Joint Studies
Wear of Artificial Components
Testing and Evaluation of Prosthetic Devices

Photo of Russ Middaugh
785-864-5813
320G Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

Distinguished Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Physical Biochemistry, stabilization of macromolecules, vaccines

Headshot of Anil Misra
785-864-1750
5102C Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Nano-micro-macro mechanics of calcified and soft tissues, constitutive modeling and computational methods, scanning acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic testing

Arghya Paul
785-864-6544
4165C Learned Hall

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Biomimetic Nanomaterials
Tissue Matrix Engineering
Biotransporters
Therapeutic Medical Implants
Stem Cells

Jennifer Robinson

Titles

Assistant Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

Sex and Age-Specific Biomaterials
Regeneration of Soft-to-Hard Tissue Interfaces
Determination of Sex Differences in Musculoskeletal Tissue

Headshot of Aaron Scurto
785-864-4947
4132F Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Enzyme catalysis in non-aqueous solvents; extractive fermentation; pharmaceutical and biomaterials processing with compressed carbon dioxide.

Dr. Snead
332-442-3178
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology

Titles

Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

University of Southern California

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Sciences with special training in Pathology and Biomaterials

Research Interests

Amplifying cell signals for potentially lower cost stem cell interventions
 

 

Headshot of Steven Soper

Titles

KU Foundation Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering 

Associated Tracks

Biomolecular Engineering
Biomaterials
 & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Nano Devices and Microfluidics

Photo of Paulette Spencer
785-864-8140
3111 Learned Hall

Titles

Director, Bioengineering Research Center
Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Bioimaging
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Professor Spencer and her research team are designing, synthesizing, and developing novel biomaterials for the repair and replacement of mineralized tissues. Under in vivo conditions, failure of a repair or replacement generally begins at the biomaterial/tissue interface and thus, a key aspect of our work is understanding the fundamental phenomena that control biological interactions at material interfaces.

Headshot of Hinrich Staecker

Titles

Professor, Otolaryngology

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Neurotology, Otology, Tinnitus Management, Balance Disorders, Cochlear implants, Acoustic Neuromas and Skull Base Surgery

Headshot of Candan Tamerler
785-864-2984
3114 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Director of Bioengineering
Director, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
Wesley G. Cramer Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

Research Interests

Molecular Biomimetics
Bio-nanotechnology
Bio-enabled Materials Science


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