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