Research opportunities in bioengineering

Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to pursue research projects in the faculty laboratories, such as:

  • Extraction of chitin from lobster shells
  • Bioconversion of waste carbon to biodiesel
  • Engineering microorganisms to produce propane
  • Examining properties of biocompatible, biodegradable polymers for medical use (sutures, wound dressings)
  • Coating of petrochemical polymers with biodegradable polymers
  • Impact energy absorbing structures for mitigating Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Flexible heat insulation materials for cold weather clothing
  • Force sensors based on piezoelectric fibers and fabrics
  • Hard tissue mechanics
  • Mechanisms of bone fragility
  • Zebrafish as a model for tissue engineering
  • Microbial fuel cells
  • Drug delivery using conducting polymers
  • Silk fibroin microspheres
  • Peptide nanotubes for extracellular biomolecules sensing
  • PECVD deposition of thin-film coatings on titanium substrates for implants