Biomaterials

Scaffolds for regenerative medicine

To develop customized grafts for bone and other tissue with 3D printing and other fabrication technologies, and to develop new methods of fabrication for bio-resorbable scaffolds. To test them by physico-chemical and biological means: in-vitro in mammalian cell culture, in-vivo in small animals, and perhaps first-in-human.

The phase behavior of connected hard and soft particles.

A surprising new development in materials science and chemical engineering is the finding that mixtures of hard (colloidal), and soft (polymeric, or micellar) particles can self organize on length scales much larger than the diameter of either species.  In this project we explore the behavior of connected hard- and soft particles.  An elementary knowledge of coding is sufficient.