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Research

Convergent research with collaboration across government, industry, and academia

Faculty conduct research as part of the College of Engineering’s multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Institute for the Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, and within their laboratories.¬†

The department’s research areas of focus include Biomechanics, Biotransport, and Mechanobiology; Biomedical Devices and Bioimaging; Molecular, Cell, and Tissue Engineering; and Systems, Synthetic, and Computational Bioengineering.

View faculty profiles for laboratory research as well as our recent Annual Reports.

Research at a Glance


Quick Facts

$36M

external research awards (2021-2023)

18

young investigator awards

13

professional society fellowships

46

Full-time faculty


External Research Funding Examples

  • Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Cancer Institute
  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • American Heart Association
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • The Department of Homeland Security

Latest News

Ning Wang

Patented Molecule that Eliminates Cancer Cells Commercialized

A patented anti-cancer molecule invented by Ning Wang, professor of bioengineering and director of the Institute for Mechanobiology, along with three collaborators, is being replicated and commercialized as a research product by several companies, a significant advancement that validates the invention.

Three Faculty Selected as AIMBE Fellows

Bouvé/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji, ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, and ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu were selected as Class of 2024 Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Patent for Hybrid Nanopore Design Enhances Biodetection

COS/BioE Professor Meni Wanunu received a patent for “Lipid-free anchoring of thermophilic bacteriophage G20C portal adapter into solid-state nanopores.”

Developing Tools to Analyze Individual RNA Molecules

COS/BioE Professor Meni Wanunu and BioE Assistant Professor Sara Rouhanifard, in collaboration with Anna-Marie Pyle from Yale University, were awarded a $4.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for “Direct RNA Sequencing Using Electro-optical Zero-mode Waveguides and Custom Click Fluorescent Nucleotides.”