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[Illinois] Biomaterials to Replicate the Form and Function of Inhomogeneous Structures in the Body
28 Apr 2014 | Contributor(s):: Brendan Harley
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex organization of structural proteins such as collagens and proteoglycans. Understanding that the ECM is dynamic and often spatially patterned or heterogeneous over the length-scale of traditional biomaterials, we are developing instructive biomaterials...
Translational Research in Nano and Bio Mechanics
18 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Ken P. Chong
One of the most challenging problems is the integration and interface between wet (biological) and dry (structural) materials. Nano and bio science and engineering is one of the frontiers in transformative and translational research. The transcendent technologies include nanotechnology,...
Illinois Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and Nano-CEMMS: A Hard Day in the Life of a Soft Cell
12 May 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey Fredberg
AHard Day in the Life of a Soft CellWith every beat of the heart, inflation of the lung, or peristalsis of the gut, cell types of diverse function are subjected to substantial stretch. But what physical laws govern the abilities of the cytoskeleton to deform, contract, and remodel at the...
How Chemical Engineers Will Save the World
26 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: William F. Banholzer
The world is facing massive challenges brought on by population growth, economic meltdowns, and environmental constraints. Scientific solutions are needed now more than ever. In this seminar, an overview of certain mega trends is presented – emphasizing how the skills possessed by chemical...
Nanomaterials for Bone & Neural Tissue Engineering
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11 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: S. Swaminathan
Tissue engineering is defined as “the application of biological, chemical and engineering principles towards the repair, restoration or regeneration of tissues using scaffolds, cells, factors alone or in combination.” The goal lis to design and develop biodegradable, biocompatible...