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Burdick, Jason A

Professor and Barbara, Cheryl and Clair Bowman Endowed Professor


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  • Jason Burdick and his Biomaterials and Biofabrication Laboratory design new biomaterials that can be processed through fabrication methodologies to meet the needs of medicine, ranging from translational therapeutics to tissue models. Based in fundamental materials science, the group synthesizes cytocompatible and cell-instructive biomaterials, often from biopolymers (e.g., hyaluronic acid) that are crosslinked into water-swollen hydrogels and biodegradable elastomers. Many of the biomaterials are designed to be shear-thinning and self-healing through the incorporation of dynamic and reversible interactions of polymers or microparticles. Biomaterials from the group are processed with a range of techniques, including electrospinning, microfluidics, and 3D printing (e.g., extrusion printing, stereolithography) to control their structure and subsequent function across applications.


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  • CHEN 4802 - Tissue Engineering and Medical Devices
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    The purpose of this course is to develop a basic understanding of quantitative and qualitative aspects of tissue engineering and medical devices. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics of potential importance and significance to chemical and biological engineers. Students will be introduced to important professional, societal and entrepreneurial issues in the field by examining case studies in which drugs and medical products have been developed or are being considered for FDA approval and clinical use.
  • CHEN 4838 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 5802 - Tissue Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Tissue engineering demonstrates enormous potential for improving human health. This course explores principles of tissue engineering, drawing upon diverse fields such as cell biology, material science, and chemical and biological engineering. Current and developing methods of tissue engineering, as well as specific applications will be discussed in the context of these principles. The course will involve review of current literature within this developing field, as well as focus on translational concepts of tissue engineering. Same as BIEN 4802.
  • CHEN 5838 - Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    Graduate-selected topics courses offered upon demand. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • CHEN 5919 - Special Topics in CHBE
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 5 total credit hours.


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