Bioengineers, biomedical engineers, medical device designers, doctors and other medical and biotechnology professionals rely on materials scientists to help with design and synthesis of new materials and materials systems that are suitable for medical implants. This could include bio-inorganic hybrid systems such as BioMEMS, implants (such as dental materials, cardiac stents made of shape memory alloys, and drug releasing hydrogels), and biomimetic systems, which can mimic the functioning of biological systems.

Many of the challenges in producing new medical devices and medical implants center around materials. There's no shortage of innovative ideas, but they can't become reality without biocompatible, functional materials. If you want to be at the foundation of bioengineering and biomedical engineering, materials science is a great place to be!

Subcategories include: Biomaterials, liquid crystals, polymers, wood nanotechnology.

Organic Materials & Biomaterials in MSEFacilities & Labs

Faculty Members:

Mohamad Al-Sheikhly

301-405-5214 |

Robert M. Briber

Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives
301-405-7313 |

Liangbing Hu

Distinguished University Professor
301-405-9303 |

Isabel Lloyd

Associate Professor
301-405-5221 |

Luz Martinez-Miranda

301-405-0253 |