Integrated Bio-Engineering & Advanced Materials (I-BEAM) Center
Welcome to the Integrated Bio-Engineering & Advanced Materials Center (I-BEAM Center)! The focus of our research is micro and nanostructured polymers and polymer composites for applications ranging from tissue engineering and drug delivery to aerospace, defense and automotive. This work is poised at the interface of nanotechnology, materials engineering and the life sciences, as shown in the figure below.
Our approach utilizes nano-and microfabrication techniques to develop multiscale, multifunctional materials for bio and non-bio applications. A hallmark of our group is our expertise on the process-structure function relationships of polymeric materials.