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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.

Graduate Track Faculty

 Track Chair
 Track Faculty
 Biomaterials Track
 Robert Latour  Jeremy Gilbert
 Jeoung Soo Lee
 Ying Mei
 Alexey Vertegel
 Regenerative Medicine Track
 Dan Simionescu  Aggie Simionescu
 Brian Booth
 Jeremy Mercuri
 Naren Vyavahare
 Ken Webb
 Bioinstrumentation Track
 Delphine Dean  Bruce Gao
 Tong Ye
 Jordon Gilmore
 Joseph Singapogu
 Biomechanics Track
 John DesJardins  Martine LaBerge
 Jiro Nagatomi
 Hai Yao
 Melinda Harman
 Will Richardson
 Yongren Wu
 Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering
 Renee Cottle  Ann Foley
 Sarah Harcum
 Angela Alexander-Bryant
 David Karig