• researcher examining the parts of an artificial hip
    Orthopedic joints haven't changed much in 50 years. We are developing models & fabrication methods that are more durable, stable, and wear-resistant. Image: Dartmouth College.
  • Students learn to use the biaxial cruciform machine at the UNH Olson Center.
    We are also working to improve sheet metal implants for trauma repair. Here, students learn to use the biaxial cruciform machine at the UNH Olson Center. Image: Liz Mamros.
  • Prof John Tsavalas and grad student Yung-Chun Lin at the whiteboard.
    Tissue engineering is a major research thrust, with research teams at UNH, Dartmouth, and Keene State College. Image: Ali Asghar.
  • Prof Kat Mirica and grad student Michael Ko in their research lab.
    We are also focused on the research needed to create biosensors that will transform health care. Image: Kathryn Lapierre.



UNH is conducting an internal competition for pre-proposals to lead the 2022 NSF EPSCoR Track-1 project. Guidelines here


Open to any NH faculty: Emerging Area Pilots, Industry-University Collaboration, Utilizing Core Facilities. RFP posted here. Email intent to apply by January 4, 2022.


Aykanat, A., Meng, Z., Stolz, R..M., Morrell, C..T. and Mirica, K..A. (2021), Bimetallic Two-Dimensional Metal-Organic Frameworks for Chemiresistive Detection of Carbon Monoxide. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202113665

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NH BioMade, a new five-year $20 million EPSCoR project funded by the National Science Foundation, will advance the rapidly growing New Hampshire biomaterials industry through knowledge generation, academic-industrial research partnerships, and workforce development. Addressing opportunities identified in the 2016 NH University Research and Industry Plan, this new grant will be used to develop innovative approaches for design and manufacturing of biomaterials, such as those used in implants and tissue engineering, which hold the potential to save lives and improve overall quality of life for patients.

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NH BioMade faculty members, Kyung Jae Jeong and Young Jo Kim, associate and assistant professors, respectively, of chemical engineering, received a National Institutes of Health “Trailblazer” award for a project that aims to improve chronic wound healing. With the three-year, $600,000 grant, from NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, Jeong and Kim will develop an injectable formulation for chronic wounds using melanin extracted from cuttlefish and a biocompatible hydrogel.

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multiple graphs from Aykanat-Mirica paper


Meng, Z., Jones, C., Farid, S., Khan, I., Nelson, H. & Mirica, K. (2021). Unraveling the Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Layered Conductive Metal Organic Framework With Atomic Precision.

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Liz Marcoux uses a laser 3D scanner


Our Education & Workforce Development (EWD) programs prepare students for careers in the Biosciences and Biotechnology. Here, Undergraduate Research Training (URT) student Liz Marcoux uses a laser 3D scanner to determine the geometrical accuracy of a trauma fixation component formed by double-sided incremental forming. Image courtesy: Liz Mamros.

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