Our lab sits at the interface between biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering. We are synthesizing materials with controlled microstructure & properties. We are particularly interested in materials that change over time or in response to a cue. These advances present opportunities to enable engineering of medical devices and to build fundamental understanding.
- The chemistry and processing of smart elastomers, hydrogels, and composites
- The fabrication of biomedical (micro)devices that sense and respond to the mechanical and chemical physiological environment.
- Programming and patterning of liquid crystalline polymeric materials
- Engineered living materials
Ware Lab in the news
Ware Lab publishes work on collectively assembling and disassembling materials from active particles. Texas A&M, KXAN – NBC Austin, Houston Chronicle, Futurity, Phys.org, National Geographic (Hungarian), Technology Networks
Ware Lab is awarded an NIH R01 with collaborators Dr. Joe Pancrazio (UT Dallas) and Dr. Jeff Capadona (Case Western). Link
Mustafa wins prestigious postdoctoral fellowship. Link
Taylor is invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering bilateral with Japan. Link
Taylor is selected as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors. Link