Engineering technology plays an increasingly important role in maintaining and improving health.
Our research is increasing fundamental understanding about biomaterials, molecular and cellular biological processes, and biomechanics that will lead to improvements in health and the quality of life for millions of Americans.
College researchers are working to better understand the spread of disease and the behavior of pathogenic bacteria, to improve daily living as we age through the development of health-assistive smart environments, and to make our lives as pain free as possible.
Did You Know?
WSU researchers, led by Professors Susmita Bose and Amit Bandyopadhyay, have used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that can be used in orthopedic procedures, dental work and to deliver medicine for treating osteoporosis. The authors reported on successful in vitro tests in the journal Dental Materials.
Diane Cook’s work was featured in the journal Science. Cook wrote about a future in which our homes act as “intelligent agents” that use sensors and software to anticipate our needs and tend to tasks that improve our health, energy efficiency, even social media.
Affiliated Centers, Institutes and Labs
Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems
The Center for Advanced Studies in Adaptive Systems (CASAS) serves to meet research needs around testing of the technologies using real data through the use of a smart homes environment located on the WSU Pullman campus. CASAS also works in partnership with the Smart Environments Research Center to make the environments in which we live and work safer, healthier and more productive through advanced data analytics and adaptive systems. Learn more.
Smart Environments Research Center
The Smart Environments Research Center (SERC) works to make the environments in which we live and work safer, healthier, and more productive through the use of intelligent data analytics and adaptive systems. Learn more.
Sports Science Laboratory
The Sports Science Laboratory investigates and models the effects of sports-related injuries on the body, particularly for head trauma. Learn more.
W.M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab
The W.M. Keck Biomedical Materials Research Lab’s bioengineering research is focused in two broad areas – materials and structures for implants and drug delivery, and micromachined ultrasonic transducers in biomedical imaging and therapeutics. Learn more.
Related degree programs are available in these departments:
- Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
- School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
- School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science