The department’s cardiovascular engineering research focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Areas of active research include the engineering of completely biological cardiovascular tissues for regenerative-medicine applications, the treatment and study of lymphatic disorders, and the study of calcification within the cardiovascular system.
The Biofluids Lab utilizes fluid and solid mechanics principles, clinical expertise, design, and manufacturing to find solutions for cardiovascular flow problems.
Research in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory is concerned with the way light interacts with human tissue and how this interaction can be used for developing novel ways to image physiological processes and anatomical structures.
The Vascular Engineering Laboratory is focused on understanding how reduced interstitial flow, following lymphatic injuries, alters lymphatic regeneration and recovery of lymphatic function.