Organic Materials and Biomaterials

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

About Organic Materials and Biomaterials in MSEFACILITIES & LABS

Faculty

Al-Sheikhly, Mohamad Mohamad Al-Sheikhly

Professor
301-405-5214 | mohamad@umd.edu
Research Areas: Biomaterials, Polymers
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Briber, Robert M. Robert Briber

Professor
Associate Dean for Research

301-405-7313 | rbriber@umd.edu
Research Areas: Polymers
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Lloyd, Isabel Isabel Lloyd

Associate professor
301-405-5221 | illoyd@umd.edu
Research Areas: Biomaterials
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Martinez-Miranda, Luz Luz Martinez-Miranda

Associate Professor
301-405-0253 | ljmm@umd.edu
Research Areas: Biomaterials, Liquid Crystals
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