Dept. of Bioengineering


The Dept. of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enrolled its first students in Fall 2004. Bioengineering combines the analytical and experimental methods of the engineering profession with the biological and medical sciences to achieve a more detailed understanding of biological phenomena and to develop new techniques and devices. The engineer's quantitative and analytical approach; traditional competence in the processing and control of information, energy, and materials; and ability to design and analyze systems are powerful tools when applied to biology, medicine; and quantitative studies of relationships between biological systems and their environments.

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  • Sridharan, Shamira (2015-07-15)
    Prostate cancers, which account for 14% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States, and colorectal cancers, which account for 8.2% of all cancers, present a unique set of diagnostic problems [1]. In the case of prostate ...


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  • Li, Yang (2015-07-15)
    Analysis of somatic alterations in cancer genomes has been accelerated through the rapid growth of the quantity, quality and depth of data generated by next-generation sequencing (NGS). Previously most of cancer genome ...


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  • Marciel, Amanda B (2015-05-18)
    A grand challenge in materials chemistry is the synthesis of macromolecules and polymers with precise shapes and architectures. Polymer microstructure and architecture strongly affect the resulting functionality of advanced ...


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  • Forbes, Monica Mary (2009)
    This dissertation successfully elucidated the physical mechanism of sonoporation. Oscillation of UCAs near a cell produced microstreaming that resulted in shear stress on the cell membranes. This shear stress resulted in ...


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  • Goluch, Edgar D. (2007)
    A similar approach was then employed to directly detect protein targets. Instead of DNA, monoclonal antibodies were patterned in the gap. The detector was then exposed to the protein target and gold nanoparticles functionalized ...


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