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Research Areas

Bioendingeering student in the lab at Clemson University.Bioengineering integrates several engineering and science disciplines, and bioengineering departments typically specialize in particular areas of engineering and their respective applications to medically related problems. At Clemson, the Department of Bioengineering’s research emphases are biomaterials, biomechanics, bioinstrumentation and cellular biology, particularly for orthopaedic and cardiovascular applications.

Course offerings and research projects lie in the following areas: in vivo performance of biomaterials; biological response to implanted biomaterials; biomechanics of tissue, implants and the tissue/implant interface; wear and lubrication of joints; spinal mechanics; visualization techniques; CAD/CAM-based custom prostheses design; and biomolecular modeling.

Course work and research areas include:

  • bioinstrumentation
  • biomaterials
  • biomechanics
  • biomedical design
  • biomolecular modeling
  • biophotonics
  • biopolymers
  • cell-material interactions
  • genetic engineering
  • histocompatibilty
  • nanobiotechnology
  • neurobioengineering
  • orthopaedic engineering and pathology
  • polymeric biomaterials
  • supracellular assembly
  • synthetic biology
  • tissue engineering
  • transport processes
  • tribology
  • vascular engineering

Specialty courses are taught in the departments of Genetics and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Animal and Veterinary Science and in departments in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.