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Instructive biomaterials and the role of physical and chemical cues in native and pathologic tissues. One of the significant hurdles of regenerative engineering is creating instructive materials capable of directing the development of the complex multi-scale nature of tissues. In our laboratory we look to use specific contextual studies of native and pathological tissue behavior (both in vitro and in vivo) to develop rationale designs for new biomaterials as delivery vehicles to regulate cell and tissue regeneration and repair. More specifically, the overarching theme of the Engineered Biomaterials Lab (EBL) at Michigan Technological University is to understand how physical and chemical cues guide cell behavior in vascular and bone-related tissues. My areas of expertise include bio-mimetic materials, cell and tissue mechanics, and the host response to implantable materials.  

Biomimetic Materials


Cell and Tissue Mechanics


Host Response to Biomaterials




Contact Us: Rupak Rajachar, PhD |  rupakr@mtu.edu  |  906-487-1129  |   330 M&M Building  |