Institute for Biological Interfaces of Engineering


Our Vision

The IBIOE mission is to develop state-of-the-art tissue test systems for solving clinically relevant problems through strategic inter-disciplinary research partnerships and educational initiatives.

The focus areas in which IBIOE members conduct research and education are:

  • Advanced biomaterials
  • Tissue fabrication and instrumentation
  • Tissue simulation

    Select Highlights and Achievements

    • $195,000 from the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
    • $2M National Science Foundation (NSF) award (one out of only 12 awarded nationally).
    • $2.9M Department of Defense award (one out of only 9 awarded nationally).
    • Call Me Doctor® fellowship program, launched in Fall 2008 and trademarked in March 2011.
    • IBIOE spinoff company/licensed IP – Kiyatec (IBIOE bioreactor technology - awarded 2007 Five Ventures innovation award).

    Training Initiatives

    • SC Life Teacher Training
    • Boston Museum of Science Teacher Training
    • Call Me Doctor®
      • Partnering minority engineering/science doctoral fellows with education students to bring cutting edge science/engineering concepts to the classroom.
      • For more information, email Dr. Karen Burg

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