The Syracuse Biomaterials Institute consists of 29 faculty members spanning 8 departments. The multi-disciplinary backgrounds of our faculty members provide a unique opportunity for extensive collaboration and support.
Biodegradable polymers, POSS Nanocomposites, Controlled drug delivery, Biomineralization, Liquid Crystalline Elastomers, Shape Memory Polymers, Electrospinning, Thermosets.
Structure and rheology of active suspensions and gels, cell cytoskeleton, cell motility, dynamics of bacteria swarms, nonequilibrium phase transitions, driven vortices in superconductors.
Founder, Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials
Professor of Biomaterials,
Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Bone cements, electrochemical phenomenon associated with metallic implant materials, micromechanics of surfaces and viable biological tissues, self-reinforced composites, orthopedic implant design and degradation mechanisms, medical device retrieval and failure analysis, performance testing of medical devices, instrumentation development for biomaterials characterization, in-situ AFM, nanoindentation of polymeric biomaterials.
The remainder of the faculty are listed below in alphabetical order.
Elucidation of rheumatoid arthritis pathogenesis using a physiologically relevant in vitro model and development of new treatment strategies based upon dendrimers with orthogonally reactive tethers.
Tribology & Lubrication, Multi-Scale Mechanical Characterization, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Orthopedic Biomaterials Design, Finite Element Analysis
Address: 239 Link Hall
Interplay of order and geometry in flexible soft matter interfaces and fluctuating membranes of all kinds.
Appearance of defects for either energetic or topological reasons and their use to produce functionalizable nano or meso scale building blocks for supramolecular self-assembly.
The formation of the plant cell wall and how various external and internal factors influence cell wall chemistry. The plant cell wall is important from a number of perspectives for human use including food and fiber, but my research focuses on improving its usefulness as a source for biofuels and other bioproducts.
Address: 460 LSC
Research: Bariatric Surgery
General and Trauma Surgery
Address: 750 E. Adams St. Suite 8141 Syracuse, NY 13210
Mechanism of anticancer drug action, anticancer drug delivery, drug nucleic acid interactions, pathogen detection using sensors, metals in medicine.
Analyses of a novel paxillin homolog and Rho GTPase signaling modulator, Pxl1p; studies of the functions, traffic, and inhibition of fungal adhesins; functional genomics of fungal control of lipid and membrane homeostasis.
Interplay between dynamic organization of biomembranes and control of cellular biochemical processes, non-equilibrium behavior of biomimetic membranes, optical single molecule techniques.
Smooth muscle cell migration, Thrombospondin, Extracellular matrix-smooth muscle cell interactions, Vascular surgery procedure outcomes
Synthesis and characterization of novel macromolecular architectures, drug delivery via supramolecular chemistry, biocompatible-bioerodible hydrogels and nano-grafts.
Vice President for Research,
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Address: 1258 Weiskotten Hall, Syracuse NY, 13210
Absorbable biopolymeric gels, two-solution bone cements, degradable polymers for tissue engineering applications, nerve and soft tissue regeneration, and surface modification.
Address: 318 Bowne Hall
Understanding how biomechanical, biochemical, and topological signals regulate the differentiation and phenotypic expression of musculoskeletal cells with the goal of developing cell-based therapies for musculoskeletal repair and regeneration.
Micromechanics, inclusion problems, mechanics of interfaces, cavity nucleation and growth in nonlinear solid media, effective properties of composite materials.
Address: 149 Link Hall
Specification and patterning of spinal cord interneurons; Formation of functional neuronal circuitry; Evolution of spinal cord patterning and function; Dorsal-ventral neural tube patterning; zebrafish development.
Nanomedicine, polymer design and synthesis, nanomaterial, drug delivery, cancer imaging and cancer treatment; gene delivery and gene therapy, protein/peptide delivery. biomaterials in tissue engineering; combinatorial chemistry and drug discovery; High throughput screening.
Building new bio-functional materials and novel therapeutic agents.
Mechanical and biological factors in joint replacement and bone tumors.
Address: 3216 Institute For Human Performance Syracuse, NY 13210
Collective motion in disordered, non-equilibrium materials, including glasses, granular materials and biological tissues.
Developing new bio-mimetic approaches towards self-assembling nanomaterials into controlled nano-architectures.
Single-molecule and Membrane Biophysics, Protein engineering, Nanomedicine.
Using molecular techniques to improve the supply of precursors for biobased products.
Mouse oocyte development, Hormone signaling, Ovary organ culture
Address: 348 Life Science Complex
Microbe-surface interactions, cell-cell signaling, device-associated infections, sensors for pathogen detection, novel biofilm inhibitors, and surface modification for biofilm control.
Preparation of novel compounds with applications in polymerization and synthetic chemistry, the development of novel source materials for MOCVD applications, and the preparation of biomimetic calcium phosphonates to be used in bone cements and as bone scaffolding material.
Address: CST 3-014C
Building models of correlated percolation inspired by jamming in granular and glassy systems, looking for discontinuous, disorder-driven localization transitions in quantum systems, studying the interplay between morphology and rheology in the actin cytoskeleton, incorporating effects of microRNAs in models of gene regulation
Assistant Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Cell and Tissue printing using naturally-derived biomaterials
Auxetic or Negative Poisson’s ratio Biomaterials
Nano/Micro fabrication using light
Radhakrishna “Suresh” Sureshkumar
Professor, Department Chair
Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Structure, Dynamics and Rheology of Complex Fluids/Soft Matter, Microfluidics, Nanostructured Materials/Interfaces, Plasmonic Nanomaterials, Bacterial Biofilms Mechanics, Renewable Energy Production (Thin Film Photovoltaics, Sustainable Cellulosic Biofuels), Environmental Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicity, Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Address: 121 Link Hall
Structure and properties of animal, microbial, and plant polysaccharides, cellulose nanocrystals and nanocomposites.