Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering


Our Vision

The IBIOE mission is to develop state-of-the-art tissue test systems for solving clinically relevant problems through strategic inter-disciplinary research partnerships and educational initiatives.

The focus areas in which IBIOE members conduct research and education are:

  • Advanced biomaterials
  • Tissue fabrication and instrumentation
  • Tissue simulation

Select Highlights and Achievements

  • $195,000 from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
  • $2M National Science Foundation (NSF) award (one out of only 12 awarded nationally).
  • $2.9M Department of Defense award (one out of only 9 awarded nationally).
  • Call Me Doctor® fellowship program, launched in Fall 2008 and trademarked in March 2011.
  • IBIOE spinoff company/licensed IP – Kiyatec (IBIOE bioreactor technology - awarded 2007 Five Ventures innovation award).

Training Initiatives

  • SC Life Teacher Training
  • Boston Museum of Science Teacher Training
  • Call Me Doctor®
    • Partnering minority engineering/science doctoral fellows with education students to bring cutting edge science/engineering concepts to the classroom.
    • For more information, email Dr. Karen Burg