Biomaterials and Drug Delivery

Biomaterials research investigates the development and use of engineered materials to control biological function and improve health. Leveraging the exceptional materials science resources available at the Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) faculty are well-equipped to conduct biomaterials research.

Additionally, our BME faculty are using their expertise in cell-material interactions and biomaterial synthesis to develop advanced drug delivery and in vivo imaging systems. Ongoing research includes the emerging areas of immunoengineering and immune therapy, in which immune cells are harnessed to combat disease or repurposed as drug delivery vehicles.

Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering Lab

justin brown

Justin Brown

Cellular Biomechanics Lab

cheng dong lab

Cheng Dong

Nanotherapeutics and Regenerative Biomaterials Lab


Daniel Hayes

Kelly Lab

deb kelly

Deb Kelly

Cell Therapy and Biomanufacturing Lab

Yuguo Lei

Yuguo “Leo” Lei

Human Stem Cell Engineering Lab

Xiaojun Lian

Xiaojun Lian

Precision Therapeutics and Bioresponsive Materials Lab

scott medina

Scott Medina

Systems and Synthetic Biology Lab

justin prichard

Justin Pritchard

Biomolecular and Biomimetic Materials Lab

yong wang

Yong Wang

Systematic Bioengineering Lab

pak kin wong

Pak Kin Wong




The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614