- Principal Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering
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.
Rupak Rajachar received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Materials Sciences and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He was a senior research fellow at the University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) Research Center prior to coming to Michigan Tech.
- Physical and chemical mechanisms guiding biomineralization in vascular and bone-related cell types and tissues
- Biomimetic materials
- Cell and tissue mechanics
- The host response to implantable materials
- Composite materials for hard and soft tissue engineering