VIP Teams

  • We have demonstrated that rotary jet spinning successfully produces microfiber networks of polymers accepted by the FDA for surgical implantation. Importantly, we can collect these fibers on spinning mandrels to rapidly generate tubular scaffolds that support cell culture. These scaffolds mimic the fibrillar architecture of human tissues. Prototypes for the rotary jet spinning system and...
  • The project will focus on assessing water demand and its supply in various regions of Texas. We will employ Advanced Vapor-Compression Desalination (VCD), a technology that has been developed through AggiE Challenge for the past three years. In coastal regions, Advanced VCD will desalinate seawater directly. In inland regions, Advanced VCD will concentrate brine from an RO plant, which will...
  • Engineer a system for manufacturing hydrogel membranes with tunable properties. Engineer a system for precision manufacturing of hydrogel microspheres. Interdisciplinary training for students that spans biomedical, materials, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering