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Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation

The Mary Jane and Frank J. Semcer, Sr. '65 Center for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) is the home for faculty, industry partners, healthcare practitioners, entrepreneurs and students to pursue cutting-edge research and translation of innovative technology into clinical practice.

We strive towards regional, national and international recognition for healthcare innovation in our five core specialties:

  • Multifunctional Multiscale Biomaterials and Biofabrication

  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Technologies

  • Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering

  • Biomedical Sensing and Imaging

  • Drug Discovery, Development and Delivery (4D)

As a launchpad of groundbreaking biomedical research, CHI serves as the central hub of collaborative research across all four Stevens schools, while catalyzing interdisciplinary connections with external industrial, institutional and clinical partners alike.

With a focus on tackling the most pressing healthcare issues of importance as a global society today, CHI places Stevens at the forefront of healthcare-related research and seeks to develop the next generation of medical innovators.

“The beauty of complementary collaboration, coming from different angles and a common interest—” “—That’s where new ideas arrive.”
Hongjun Wang and Robert Chang

Our Mission

  • Leverage resources, facilities and expertise to support faculty success

  • Establish a well-recognized research and education/training enterprise

  • Build strong liaisons with industry partners and clinical collaborators

  • Promote student success and train future leaders through interdisciplinary learning opportunities

Explore the Semcer Center

More than 40 Stevens faculty members as well as undergraduate and graduate students from all four schools in the university are affiliated with our center, addressing key issues in medical technology and healthcare delivery.

Hongjun Wang, Director

"It's my great honor to lead CHI towards its new vision: to build an innovative ecosystem of researchers, practitioners and partners that push healthcare boundaries for broader impact."

Hongjun Wang

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Hongjun Wang.

New Name, Bigger Mission: Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation

Dean Jean Zu, keynote speaker Kam W Leong and Professor Hongjun Wang

Event honors longtime healthcare philanthropist Frank Semcer ’65 and his family — and presents an expanded mission newly organized and focused around five research clusters

News & Highlights

Keep up with the Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation's most recent achievements and research.

Semcer Center for Healthcare Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology.

Office: McLean Hall 501
(201) 216-5556
Email: [email protected]