• 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.



Congratulations to grad student Yung-chun Lin on his first publication as first author! Lin, Y.-C., Tripathi, A. K., & Tsavalas, J. G. (2021). "Tunable Multilobe Particle Geometry by Annealing-Assisted Emulsion Polymerization". ACS Applied Polymer Materials. doi:10.1021/acsapm.1c01312


Dartmouth engineering Prof. Yan Li and post-doc Chi Ma's research on Polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs) is highlighted here.

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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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3D Printed Hydrogels

First Journal Publication

Congratulations to our undergraduate researchers, Carter Nelson and Slesha Tuladhar, on their first peer reviewed journal article! Carter and Slesha are students of Keene State Assistant Professor, Dr. MD Ahasan Habib. Their paper, "3D Bio-Printability of Hybrid Pre-Crosslinked Hydrogels" was published in International Journal of Molecular Science.

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ACS sensors New Editor

Congratulations to Dartmouth Associate Professor and NH BioMade RT4 team lead Dr. Katherine Mirica who was recently named associate editor of ACS Sensors.

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point cloud skull model


Our researchers are working to improve sheet metal implants for trauma repair. Here's a point cloud skull model created by a FARO 3D-scanning device to assist with designing cranial trauma fixation hardware. Image courtesy: Liz Mamros.

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