Quentin is Awarded a Dowd-ICES Fellowship

Congratulations to Quentin Jallerat, who has been awarded a Dowd-ICES Graduate Student Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.  The Philip and Marsha Dowd Engineering Seed Fund was established in 2001 through a generous gift to the College of Engineering (CIT) from Philip (B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd. This fellowship grant program, administered through ICES, provides support for graduate students working on cutting edge research projects which do not have other sources of funding.

The Dowd Innovation Seed Fund, http://www.dowdseedfund.com/, is specifically designed to foster innovative new ideas at CMU.

2011 Biomaterials / Biomechanics Day

We welcome PITT and CMU faculty and students to participate in the 2011 joint Biomaterials and Biomechanics Day, “At the Interface: Using Biomaterials to Probe Biomechanics.”  The keynote speaker is Chris Chen from the University of Pennsylvania.  Happening on September 13, 2011. Register Here!

Welcome to Brooke, Billy, Iris and Nina!

A warm welcome to the great group of undergraduates joining us for the summer. Brooke Gladstone is working on corneal regeneration, Billy Littlefield is working on collagen IV nanofibers, Iris Young is characterizing the structure of protein nanofibers and Nina Kloss is working of 3-D printing of biomaterials.

Welcome Rachelle and Ling!

A belated to welcome to our two new postdoctoral fellows!

Rachelle Palchesko recently received her PhD in Chemistry from Duquesne University. She is working on regeneration of the corneal endothelium and is a OTERO (Ocular Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Ophthalmology) Fellow funded by the Fox Center for Vision Resotration.


Ling Zhang has a background in biomaterials and neural tissue engineering.  She is working on engineered neural networks and investigating axonal cytoskeletal failure following traumatic injury.