A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Collaborative Projects

The Collaborative Projects drive forward technologies developed within CECT and provide new strategies that can be utilized by the Center. These projects interact extensively with their respective TR&Ds to develop novel tools and techniques that can be potentially  implemented within the biomedical field for tangible outcomes. 

More importantly, Collaborative Projects, in contrast to the Service Projects, will investigate the underlying science involved in 3D printed biomaterials and biofabrication as it relates to regenerative medicine and medical devices. 

Overview of Collaborative projects

CPs collaborate directly with 1 or more TR&Ds. The scope of the research question and technology being developed is determined by their compatibility and research interests and involves technology exchange between all participating institutions. Student exchange between the institutes is also encouraged.

List of Collaborators


CP# Institution Investigator Project
CP1 University of Pittsburgh Rocky S. Tuan Manufacturing of Micro-bioreactor for the Engineering of Joint Organ
CP2 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ali Khademhosseini In Situ Stereolithographic Fabrication of Biomimetic Tissues in 3D Printed Bioreactors 
CP3 Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Shrike Zhang Multi-material Bioprinting and Biofabrication 
CP4 UT Austin Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez Emulsion-Templated Scaffolds with Hierarchical Structure
CP5 Tufts University Pamela Yelick Creating 3D Printed Bioengineered Tooth Buds
CP6 University of Akron Abraham Joy A Library of 3D Printable Multi-Functional Polyesters as Bioactive Matrices for Tissue Engineering 
CP7 University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Brenda Ogle Perfusable bioreactor for 3D printed human chambered cardiac model (hChaM) 
CP8 Case Western University Rodrigo Somoza Palacios Real-Time Evaluation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation in 3D-Printed Segmented Scaffolds 
CP9 University of Pennsylvania Jason A. Burdick Guest-Host Hydrogels for 3D Printing Applications 
CP10 University of Florida Yong Huang Bioink Printability Enhancement Using Biocompatible Rheological Additives 


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