Concussion research on football helmets

 

Bioengineering   

Orthopedics. Tissue modeling.  Even the future of robotic microsurgery. Purdue’s focus on Bioengineering brings many disciplines together at world-class facilities.  Biomechanics can be tested on a human scale, while cutting-edge disease detection and treatment can be explored on the nanoscopic level.  Whether it’s the impact of a car seat on someone’s posture, or the impact of pharmacology on microorganisms, Purdue researchers are at the forefront of Bioengineering.

Bioresorbable metals for orthopedic implants
Mechanically reinforced skin-electronics with networked nanocomposite elastomer

Bindley Research Center seen from outside

The Birck Nanotechnology Center plus the Bindley Bioscience Center combines the world's largest academic cleanroom with the latest in bioengineering technology.

 

Faculty in Bioengineering

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Biofluid dynamics
  • Multiphase flows
  • Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics
  • Microfluidics
  • Complex fluids
  • Modeling of nonlinear systems
  • Structural dynamics and localization
  • Flow-induced vibrations
  • Impacting systems
  • Bifurcations and chaos
  • Acoustics
  • Active and passive noise control
  • Sound field visualization
  • Structural acoustics and wave propagation in structures
  • Noise control material modeling
  • Applied signal processing
  • Predictive computational tools for biological adaptation processes
  • Tissue expansion
  • Wound healing
  • Reconstructive surgery optimization
  • Numerical methods for biological membranes
  • Multi-scale robotic manipulation and assembly
  • Mobile micro/nano robotics
  • Micro/nano aerial vehicles
  • Micro-Bio robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Automation for the life sciences
  • Dynamic systems and control
  • Mechatronics
  • Digital and functional printing and fabrication
  • Motion and vibration control and perception
  • Embedded systems and real-time control
  • Biomolecular nanomanufacturing
  • DNA origami and self-assembly
  • Optical nanoscopy and nanosensors
  • Bioinspired nanomechanical systems
  • Nanoscale energy conversion
  • Modeling and simulation techniques for multiphase and multiphysics problems using the phase-field method.
  • Isogeometric methods with applications in fluid and solid mechanics.
  • Modeling and simulation tools for several biomechanics problems, including tumor growth, cellular migration and blood flow at small scales.
  • Computational methods for fluid-structure interaction, especially when the problem involves complex fluids.
  • Sustainable energy and environment
  • Combustion and turbulent reacting flows
  • Combustion and heat transfer in materials
  • Biomedical flows and heat transfer
  • Global policy research
  • Biotransport phenomena
  • Cell-fluid-matrix interaction
  • Biopreservation of engineered tissue
  • Thermal therapy for cancer
  • Drug delivery
  • Advanced multi-scale manufacturing
  • Ultrafast laser machining and processing
  • Fiber optic sensors and environmental monitoring
  • Spray-based nanoparticle coating and additive manufacturing
  • Machining of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites
  • Thermal stresses, thermal fracture and fatigue of advanced materials, in particular high temperature materials, ceramic coatings.
  • Mechanical behavior, design and remodeling of biological tissues, effect of stresses on remodeling, microbiomechanics of cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions, tissue engineering
  • Wearable biomedical devices
  • 'Crack’-driven transfer printing technology
  • Scalable manufacturing technology
  • Mechanics and materials for flexible/stretchable electronics
  • Cell and tissue mechanics
  • Human injury
  • Adult stem cell-based tissue regeneration
  • Biophysics and biotransport
  • Nonlinear dynamics, vibrations, fluid-structure interactions, and applications to:
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Human biomechanics
  • Roll-to-Roll flexible electronics and nanomanufacturing
  • MEMS, nanotechnology
  • BioMEMS
  • Biosensors
  • Protein detection
  • Aptamers (Nucleic-acid-based receptor molecules)
  • Solid mechanics, multiscale and multiphysics modeling.
  • Design of engineering material systems.
  • Fracture and fatigue.
  • Microarchitectured materials.
  • Biomechanics of soft and hard tissues.
  • Measurement science and instrumentation
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Quantification of uncertainty
  • Multi-phase flows
  • Flow induced vibrations and hydro-kinetic energy
  • Biological flows
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biomedical cardiovascular devices
  • Heart failure and diastolic dysfunction
  • Discrete element method (DEM) modeling for particulate systems
  • -- model development, e.g., fibrous particles, particle breakage, particle shapes
  • -- application to manufacturing, e.g., storage and flow, blending, segregation, drying, coating, wet granulation
  • Finite element method (FEM) modeling of powder compaction
  • -- e.g., roll compaction, tableting, picking and sticking
  • Multi-scale modeling (FEM combined with DEM) of powder dynamics
  • -- model development and application to hopper flow, blending, and segregation
  • Microfluidic MEMS devices
  • Development of new microfluidic diagnostic techniques
  • Biological flows at the cellular level
  • Micro-scale laminar mixing
  • Flow transitions and instabilities

Research Areas