The IBIOE mission is to develop state-of-the-art systems for solving practical and clinically-relevant problems through strategic interdisciplinary research partnerships, and unique 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).
IBIOE Call Me Doctor™ Training Program
CMD™ partners underrepresented engineering/science doctoral fellows with education doctoral students at Clemson University to bring cutting edge science/engineering concepts to the community and to the K-12 classroom. The goal of the Call Me Doctor™ program is to leverage the skills and interests of the fellows to excite and inform the public about cutting edge research. The fellows gain enhanced communication skills and a broader learning experience than that of a traditional research environment. Doctoral fellows are required to lead an outreach and engagement activity that ties their research to the community; this work is documented in scientific format in the fellow’s dissertation and via journal publication. Associate fellows are required to assist with an outreach and engagement activity. Disciplines include: animal sciences, biological sciences, bioengineering, chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering. IBIOE’s Call Me Doctor™ Fellowship program currently has three enrolled fellows, and one graduate of the program.
For more information, email Dr. Guigen Zhang
Research Experience and Mentoring Program
The Clemson University/UNC-Charlotte EFRI-REM in Bioengineering (12 undergraduates, seven disciplines, eight graduate students)This program was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation and was established as an added educational component of the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program 2007-2013.The EFRI-REM program included two semesters on research initiation and, for selected students, a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU, Summer 2013 and Summer 2014). The program successfully provided research opportunities in IBIOE laboratories and professional development to a cohort of underrepresented undergraduate students in STEM disciplines. With an intellectual focus in Bioengineering, this program provides research opportunities that articulate with a range of cutting-edge, multidisciplinary areas, including cell biology, 3D tissue engineering, systems and cell-active biomaterials. The REM program serves a diverse population of early-stage students to whom cutting-edge research experiences are not typically available and thus broadens the pipe line to graduate school for a wide range of students.