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MURI Program: Experimental and Computational Modeling for 3D Bioprinting

DUE is home to IEL and the CRL which is administering the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) both in the academic year and the summer, which creates and supports multidisciplinary research teams consisting of undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, senior staff and faculty. The primary purpose of these teams is to provide undergraduates a unique opportunity to gain research skills by working with mentors on real world problems.

Overview of department:

3D Tissue Bioprinting Core Laboratory at VA Medical Center, in collaboration with the Department of Physics at IUPUI, develops CAD computer simulations and additive manufacturing (3D printing) for tissue engineering applications.

Project summary:

3D Tissue Bioprinting Core Laboratory supports the biofabrication projects of VA Medical Center investigators and collaborators, in areas of bone, vascular, lung, or tumor, etc. medicine. Department of Physics has complementary computational and biophysical projects relevant to biofabrication. A subgroup of students will perform CAD and 3D (bio)printing, another subgroup will perform computer simulations, and a third subgroup will test the products of their activity.

Specific tasks that the MURI student will complete: 

  1. Computer-assisted design (CAD) and 3D printing of biological tissues
  2. Computer simulations of behaviors in the modeled tissues
  3. Experimental testing of the models. Some of the tasks will be performed remotely.

Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the MURI candidate to have:

Basic knowledge of CAD (for experimental work), or Python programming (for simulations)

Learning objectives as outlined in the IUPUI Profiles of Undergraduate Learning:

By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives

Problem Solver:
First-hand experiences:
  1. Students will improve their CAD skills.
  2. Students will learn to use a computer simulation platform.
  3. Students will to perform 3D (bio)printing.