Research Focus Areas

Our faculty members have diverse research interests focused on establishing engineering principles and developing cutting-edge technologies to solve a host of life-science problems. Specific research interests include:

  • Autonomous Systems Laboratory (Director: Dr. Mahajan)
  • BioEngineering for Translational Applications Laboratory-BETA Lab (Director: Dr. Ravanbakhsh)
  • Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Laboratory (Director: Dr. Yun)
  • Bone Biomechanics and Mechanobiology Lab (Director: Dr. Saunders)
  • Leipzig Bioengineering Group (Director: Dr. Leipzig)
  • MEMS Lab (Director: Dr. Zhe)
  • Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering Laboratory (Director: Dr. Zhang)
  • Tissue Engineering Microtechnologies (Director: Dr. Tavana)

The department also conducts a number of research initiatives focused on connecting basic science and engineering research with clinical applications. These efforts are bolstered by the department's partnerships with local area hospitals and other biomedical institutes in Northeast Ohio.

Research Centers and Institutes

Biomedical Engineering faculty and graduate students benefit from the interactions with other research centers in the Akron area, which includes: