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April 19, 2013 - Check out this layer-by-layer sintered scaffold made with coated glass beads by Dr. Stefan Lohfeld who will be joing our group as a Research Associate over the summer! Rock Chalk Jayhawk!
April 17, 2013 - Deena has been awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship as announced by KU today. Congratulations, Deena! Read more here!
April 15, 2013 - Shelly's paper has been in the top 10 most recently read papers in Tissue Engineering Part B!
March 20, 2013 - Dr. Detamore's article entitled, "A Call to Action for Bioengineers and Dental Professionals: Directives for the Future of TMJ Bioengineering" is one of the Top 5 most downloaded papers in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering! Download the Top 5 most cited articles for free here! Article is available here!
September 19, 2012 - One of our lab's new Ph.D. students, Cate, was announced today by KU as a Madison and Lila Self graduate fellow. Congratulations, Cate! Read more here!
July 30, 2012 - Our group's trachea work was covered by WIBW 13 news! Access the story here!
July 9, 2012 - The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation highlighted our TMJ tissue engineering project as the cover story in the Summer 2012 issue of their Torch newsletter. For more information, read our published study in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery here.
May 21, 2012 - Biomedical engineering was recently named the most valuable college major. Read more here!
March 29, 2012 - Dr. Detamore is featured on the KU homepage today for our lab's work on the tracheal patch. It is one of only 31 breakthrough technologies to earn a coveted presentation slot at the University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium, a showcase of the nation's most promising new university-based technologies for industry leaders, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, April 18th in Cambridge, MA. Congratulations and good luck to Dr. Detamore and Lindsey! Read more about this exciting technology here.
March 6, 2012 - Dr. Detamore has received recognition as a Rising Star at KU from the Kansas Bioscience Authority for his excellence in biomaterials research. Read more here! Congratulations Dr. Detamore!
February 23, 2012 - Congratulations to A.J. Mellott for earning a $500 award at the ninth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, which was Feb. 16 in Topeka. Read more here!
February 7, 2012 - Dr. Detamore traveled to Rice University to give a seminar and receive the 2011 award for Outstanding Bioengineering Graduate Alumnus. He is pictured below accepting the award from Dr. Jennifer West. Congratulations Dr. Detamore!
January 7, 2012 - Assistant Research Professor, Neethu Mohan, was recognized at the SPRBM conference for an oustanding student/fellow abstract! Congratulations, Neethu! Conference picture below.
November 29, 2011 - Congratulations to A.J. for being selected as one of eight researchers from KU to present at the 9th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka on February 16th! Check out page 2 on the Research and Graduate Studies announcement where he is featured on the same page as the chancellor here!
November 11, 2011 - Congratulations to Manjari for passing her Master's defense!
November 2, 2011 - KU faculty were 2nd in the nation for Fullbright awards this year, including Dr. Detamore's award! Read more here!
October 17, 2011 - Emily has been writing a blog about her classroom experiences in the NSF GK-12 Fellowship program. Read more here!
October 15, 2011 - Dr. Detamore has received the 2011 award for Outstanding Bioengineering Graduate Alumnus from Rice University! Read more about his recognition here!
October 2011 - Post-doc alum Liang "Ryan" Zhao, MD, PhD, is currently on a 10-month assignment in Tibet as a member of China's national medical team, and will return to Guangzhou in December. He has received funding from the National Nature Science Foundation of China and is supported by the Nanfang Hospital for the outstanding youth scientist of China award.
September 28, 2011 - Neethu has been promoted to Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering. We are very grateful for everything that she has provided our group, and look forward to more contributions. Congrats, Professor!
August 26, 2011 - Congratulations to Shelly for passing her Master's defense!
June 21, 2011 - Emily is featured on the KU homepage for being awarded 2 prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships!
June 17, 2011 - It brings us great pleasure to announce that our group has received funding from the Coulter Foundation!! This new $180,000 award will fund a large animal (goat) study for the gradient scaffolds. But the opportunity and recognition is much greater than the monetary amount, as this is one of the most prestigious awards for translational work in the field of bioengineering. This is a great recognition for our group on a national (and even international) level.
June 6, 2011 - Read more about Dr. Detamore's Fulbright award here!
May 21, 2011 - Dr. Detamore has been awarded the Sharp Professorship, given for distinguished classroom instruction and the use of innovative teaching methods. Honorees have published textbooks or other materials on engineering teaching methods and conducted engineering research.
May 20, 2011 - Nate has been awarded the Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding Ph.D. thesis in the entire University of Kansas. His dissertation was titled "Osteochondral Interface Tissue Engineering using Macroscopic Gradients of Physicochemical Signals."
May 17, 2011 - Congratulations to Keerthana Devarajan for passing her Masters' defense with honors!
May 12, 2011 - Dr. Detamore is one of ten faculty bestowed with a prestigious Fulbright award to teach and conduct research abroad. He will be collaborating at the research institute at NUI Galway during the upcoming Fall semester. Read more here!
May 10, 2011 - Congratulations to Lindsey on being selected as a Biotechnology Ph.D. trainee!
May 1, 2011 - At the annual award ceremony for the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering department, Deena was recognized with the outstanding undergraduate research program (URP) performance award, Megan was named as the outstanding junior in Chemical Engineering, and Dr. Detamore received the Raymond Oenbring teaching award!
April 5, 2011 - Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Dormer on successful defense of his Ph.D. with honors!
April 4, 2011 - Congratulations to Emily for being awarded with a nationwide NSF graduate research fellowship! This is a highly competitive and very prestigious award spanning all math, science and engineering disciplines.
March 25, 2011 - Our lab is featured in a School of Engineering video: Building on Excellence.
February 8, 2011 - Dr. Detamore receives recognition for his hard work in putting together the Special Issue of Annals of Biomedical Engineering that published this last June.
January 28, 2011 - Congratulations to A.J. on being awarded funding from the NSF EAPSI Program! A.J. will be performing research with our collaborator in Tokushima, Japan, Eiji Tanaka during the upcoming summer.
November 14, 2010 - Check out our new group photo. Our group is now the largest it has ever been, with a whopping 24 members!
July 13, 2010 - Teachers learn about cutting edge science in engineering labs at KU. Our lab is excited to share our knowledge with Jill Phillips, who is participating in the BET 4 program!
June 7, 2010 - Dr. Detamore is recognized with the Gould Award for Undergraduate Teaching in Engineering! Read about it here!
May 16, 2010 - The Special Issue on Interfacial Bioengineering from Annals of Biomedical Engineering is out! Check out Dr. Detamore's welcome and Nate's original and review manuscripts!!
May 16, 2010 - Brandon is named the Locke Outstanding senior in Engineering!
May 1, 2010 - Dr. Detamore wins the Raymond Oenbring Teaching Award in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering!
April 26, 2010 - KU Multimedia productions runs a story on our recent NIH award!
April 15, 2010 - Research group alumna Kaleigh Braun was surprised in class with a Chancellor's Award! Congratulations to Kaleigh for this prestigious honor!
April 15, 2010 - The University Daily Kansan runs a special story on our recent NIH funding award.
April 1, 2010 - Congrats to Brandon on being awarded a Hertz Fellowship! Read about it here.
March 30, 2010 - Limin’s article is listed as #2 on the Most Read Articles in Tissue Engineering-Part A!
March 25, 2010 - Read more about our recent NIH funding award in the KU News, School of Engineering News, and The Oread!
March 8, 2010 - Our lab is very pleased to announce that we will recieve NIH funding for our very first R01, entitled "Gradient-based strategy for osteochondral regeneration." The award is for over $1.3 million for 5 years, and is set to begin on April 1, 2010. This makes over $2.6 million in new funded grants over the past 12 months! We are thankful to have such dedicated collaborators and alumni.
January 8, 2010 - The National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program today announced a $12.3 million federal award for construction of an innovative “green technologies” research facility for the University of Kansas School of Engineering!
December 11, 2009 - Check out our new group photo in Allen Fieldhouse on the court! Our group is now the largest it has ever been, with a whopping 19 members!
November 13-15, 2009 – Professor Detamore is being recognized during the KU basketball game as 1 of 5 Outstanding Educators at KU, awarded by the Mortar Board National Honor Society. On Sunday, November 15, 2009, Dr. Detamore will receive a certificate during a 1:30pm reception at the Mallott Room in the Kansas Union.
November 4, 2009 - The Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Lab welcomes its three newest post doctoral members, Ganesh, Ju, and Neethu!
October 30, 2009 - The Arthritis Foundation highlights Dr. Detamore's work in advancing the knowledge of osteoarthritis, as one of the Kansas chapter members.
August 21, 2009 - We are pleased to announce that K.U.'s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) has decided to fund our next in vivo study, entitled "Custom Implants for Rapid Tissue Regeneration in Osteochondral Defects," as a Proof-of-Concept project! Thanks to Nate for his work towards developing the application.
August 18, 2009 - Dr. Detamore and Dr. Forrest speak to the Lawrence Journal World about the future of stem cell research at KU and beyond in this article.
August 12, 2009 – Milind’s review article was listed as #3 on the 25 Hottest Articles from the Journal of Biomechanics! *Sizzle*
July 1, 2009 - Congratulations to Nate on being selected as a NIGMS Biotechnology Ph.D. trainee!
May 18, 2009 - Dr. Detamore has been selected to receive the Gould Award for Outstanding Advisor. He has been heavily involved in the creation of the student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society and has helped students pursue graduate study opportunities, navigate the application process and celebrate their successes.
May 17, 2009 - Dr. Detamore was selected by a faculty committee to receive the Miller Professional Development Award for Research for his exceptional progress during his first few years at KU. This award comes from the School of Engineering. Read more about the ceremony here!
May 2, 2009 – Congratulations to Milind for winning the award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering for the academic year 2008-2009.
May 1, 2009 – We received our 3rd R21 grant from the NIH for a project entitled “Solvent-free engineering of a shape-specific osteochondral TMJ condyle.” This project with co-Investigators Aaron Scurto, Cory Berkland and Mark Weiss, and consultants Lynda Bonewald and Lou Mercuri, is focused on the innovative approach of using dense phase CO2 to fabricate shape-specific scaffolds for TMJ tissue engineering.
April 28, 2009 - Congratulations to Brandon on being recognized by Tau Beta Pi with a Nagel scholarship.
April 26, 2009 - Brandon places 1st in the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research Paper Contest.
April 22, 2009 - Congratulations to Nate on being recognized with a 2009 Summer Research Fellowship from the KU Office of Research and Graduate Studies!
April 17, 2009 - Congratulations to Nate on winning 2nd place in the Graduate Engineering Association presentation competition.
April 9, 2009 - Former lab member, Grant Snider, wins the Charles M. Schulz award for his outstanding cartoonistry! Check out Grant's cartoons at his blog!
April 4, 2009 - Congratulations to Brandon on being one of two KU students to be awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Read more about the award here.
March 9, 2009 - Dr. Detamore was officially awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective with the 2009-2010 academic year. We are all very proud of his diligence and hard work, and look forward to the many years of excellence in teaching, researching, and mentoring he will bring to KU!
February 11, 2009 - Professor Detamore was selected to receive a CAREER Award from the NSF. The project is to advance umbilical cord stem cells and the use of gradients in musculoskeletal tissue engineering design strategies. The educational aspects of the project include the Project Discovery program for high school students and the IMSD program at KU for undergraduates. Learn more about the impact Dr. Detamore's work has made in this article.
February 10, 2009 - Our group was fortunate to recieve the announcement of our second R21 grant from the NIH. The focus of this project, together with co-investigator Stevin Gehrke and collaborator Lisa Friis, is to combine two ordinary hydrogels in a novel approach to create a new material with mechanical properties superior to the two original constituents, and to test new signaling strategies in these materials. Professor Gehrke is also the PI of a funded NSF grant on this project that, together with Professor Cory Berkland and Professor Detamore, attempts to understand the underlying phenomena responsible for the drastically improved mechanical properties.
January 17, 2009 - We are pleased to announce that Dr. Detamore is being recognized as a Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation (KTEC) Scholar for our dual network hydrogel project, which is in collaboration with Dr. Gehrke.
January 9, 2009 - Congratulations to Nate on earning the award for best student presentation at the 2009 SPRBM annual meeting in Oahu, Hawaii.
November 25, 2008 - We are pleased to report that we have been selected to recieve a Research Support Grant from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The grant is in support of our gradient scaffold project in an in vivo TMJ tissue engineering application, together with collaborators Dr. Cory Berkland and Dr. Kamal Busaidy.
October 13, 2008 - Congratulations to Dr. Milind Singh for successful defense of his Ph.D.!
August 25, 2008 - Congratulations to Dr. Limin Wang for successful defense of his Ph.D.!
August 22, 2008 - Professor Detamore received university-wide teaching recognition by being selected as a Kemper Fellow for Teaching Excellence. You can learn more about the award and its recipients here.
July 14, 2008 - Our research of "Engineering Cartilage for the Jaw Joint“ has been officially reported by Arthritis Foundation in a monthly update.
July 1, 2008 - In the past 2 weeks, thanks to Limin and Milind, our group has had papers accepted to Tissue Engineering Parts A, B and C. Look for these articles on umbilical cord stem cells and gradient scaffolds, coming soon. . .
May 1, 2008 - A funded project from K-INBRE begins today to study hydrogels with remarkably high mechanical integrity for cartilage tissue engineering in collaboration with Prof. Stevin Gehrke.
November 28, 2007 - Congratulations to Milind for successful completion of the comprehensive exam!
November 19, 2007 - Congratulations to Limin for successful completion of the comprehensive exam!
May 1, 2007 - We are pleased to report that we have received NIH funding for an R21 project to explore a novel approach to engineering seamless, integrated osteochondral constructs with human umbilical cord matrix stem cells. Collaborators on this project include co-investigators Cory Berkland and Kathy Mitchell, and consultants Russ Middaugh, Lou Mercuri and Lynda Bonewald.
March 15, 2007 - The Board of Regents at the University of Kansas formally approved the Bioengineering Degree Program (M.S. and Ph.D.). The program will admit its first students for the Fall 2007 semester.
January 22, 2007 - Mark Bailey and Limin Wang together have two articles that will appear in the upcoming Special Issue of Tissue Engineering on ‘Emerging Technologies and New Basic Science Directions in Tissue Engineering’
December 5, 2006 - Milind Singh (Ph.D. student) won the 1st prize in the Graduate Engineering Association’s Poster Competition held on November 17, 2006 at KU.
May 25 - 27, 2006 - Professor Detamore is chairing the world's first TMJ Bioengineering Conference, where TMJ surgeons and TMJ patients will issue directives to bioengineers.
March 4, 2006 - Professor Detamore was invited to join the American Society of TMJ Surgeons as an Affiliate Member.
February 27, 2006 - Our group received an Arthritis Investigator Award from the Arthritis Foundation to investigate human umbilical cord stem cells for tissue engineering bone and cartilage, along with collaborators Kathy Mitchell and Lynda Bonewald at the UMKC Dental School.
May 12, 2005 - Professor Detamore was awarded the Sigma Xi Best Thesis Prize in Physical Sciences and Mathematics, University/Texas Medical Center Chapter (Rice University, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas Health Science Center, Baylor College of Medicine, April 2004 April 2005).