NH BioMade Research Objectives ​

The goal of NH BioMade is to advance the design and manufacture of biomaterials and develop the knowledge to predict and control their composition, structure, properties, and function. This will be accomplished through a model, make, and measure, systems-level approach to the research. ​​

The depth of knowledge and engineering innovations advanced by NH BioMade will be transferable to other biomaterials and manufacturing techniques for fundamental and industrially-based research and practice.


Our Research Thrusts

Our research is organized into four research thrusts and led by a faculty member at UNH or Dartmouth. Click on the images below to learn more about that research thrust.

graphic illustrating make-model-measure approach


Since 2018, NH BioMade team members have been working to advance New Hampshire's biomaterials industry through research, academic-industrial partnerships, and workforce development. Significant strides have been made and we've highlighted some of our achievements here and here.


Supporting New Hampshire’s Emerging Biomaterials Industry

We support New Hampshire’s biomaterials industry through knowledge generation, academic-industrial research partnerships, and workforce development, enabling rapid advancement in biomaterials design and manufacturing. 



Our research seed funding program facilitates high-risk, high-impact research, supports curriculum and training enhancements, and encourages collaboration among academia and industry. 



Our Education & Workforce Development team  is focused on developing the next generation of scientists and engineers in our state.

Click on the images to learn more about ​these programs.

BioMade logo

NH BioMade, a 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.