Health & Medicine Research

Pioneering Life-Changing Technologies

Researchers in CEMS are revolutionizing the ways we improve the health and quality of life for millions of people. Working across disciplines, Stevens scientists are making significant strides in the biggest health and medicine challenges we face today.

The university-wide Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) supports faculty and student-initiated multidisciplinary research that addresses gaps and issues related to advancing biomedical technology and healthcare delivery and serves as a focal point for integration of external strategic partnerships.

Major areas of research include tissue engineering of cancer biopsies for drug development and therapy selection, biomaterials that control infection of implanted prosthetic and medical devices, mobile healthcare and telemedicine apps, and data analytics and modeling of healthcare delivery systems. Below is a selection of research conducted by the CEMS department and the CHI.

Device Grows 3D Tissues
Microfluidic devices create a realistic environment for customizing more effective drug treatments.

Drs. Woo Lee, Hongjun Wang, and Joung-Hyun Lee are coordinating a multi-disciplinary effort to develop and fully explore the potential of novel microfluidic device systems that promise an entirely new tissue culture protocol that may one day replace the traditional petri dish in labs worldwide.

Safer Orthopedic Implants
Cutting edge biomaterials make implant surfaces resist bacteria to increase patient outcomes.

Professor Matthew Libera introduces innovative hydrogel-treated surfaces, ones which may dramatically reduce the risk of infection that often occurs during orthopedic implant procedures.

Collaborating across disciplines with Dr. Libera, Biomedical Engineering undergraduate Aidan Zerdoum describes working in the LMSI to determine what antibacterial treatment is most effective in a biofilm.