We are not only interested in polymeric biomaterials but in biomaterials in general. And with this, we are always happy to collaborate with others to complement their research with our expertise in mechanical and thermomechanical characterization, and biocompatibility of biomaterials. Our belief is that research, especially in the field of biomedical engineering, should be collaborative and multidisciplinary.

We are always looking for collaborations and partners in academia and industry. No project is too small for us. If you are interested in working with us, please contact Dr. Ecker.

Below are some of our established collaborations.

Dr. Golden Kumar and his Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. Their research interests are in the field of advanced materials such as metallic glasses, composites, graded materials, and high-entropy alloys.

Qualia Oto – A Qualia Inc. Company. As a biomedical device company passionate about improving the lives of individuals through better hearing technology, Qualia Oto utilizes our core innovations to produce top-quality, shape-changing polymers and matrix-addressed electrode arrays embedded in devices for our customers’ medical and personal needs.

Seed funding project from UNT to foster collaboration between the College of Science and the College of Engineering. Our lab is working with:

Our lab is part of the strategic research area ‘sensor systems‘ at UNT. Specifically, we are within the bio-sensors sub-group.

Our research in sensor technologies involves 12+ faculty members leading over 50 graduate and undergraduate students from the departments of materials science engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science and computer engineering.

Smaldone Research Lab at UTD. Their research lies at the interface of organic and materials chemistry. The Smaldone Group uses the principles of organic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry to create new polymeric materials for energy storage and 3D printing applications.

Our lab is a member of the Center for Functional Materials. This center is under the umbrella of the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute here at UNT.

Neu Lab at the Department of Physics at UNT. Their research focuses on Ultrafast and Terahertz Spectroscopy.