Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine involves the integration of cell and molecular biology with biomaterials science and engineering to develop strategies and materials for the repair or regeneration of damaged or diseased tissues and organs. At Penn State, there are current research efforts exploring the geometry of biomaterial substrates for the directed differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells down musculoskeletal lineages. Additionally, research efforts are exploring the development of novel biomaterial scaffolds for cardiovascular and neural applications.

Key Faculty

Biomedical Engineering

Affiliated Faculty

  • Henry Donahue, College of Medicine


The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614