Welcome to the Fabrication of Organoid and Complex μ (micro/nano)-scale biomimetic Surfaces Laboratory (FOCμS LAB) web page. Our laboratory is located in the Donald F Othmer Hall on the City campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. FOCμS LAB is part of the Department of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and associated with the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCNM), and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Our research program focuses on the development of novel nanostructured materials with highly controlled architectures and chemistries for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. The materials developed through this research will address some of the key challenges of regenerative medicine and drug delivery. We plan to exploit classical engineering principles to increase understanding of the ways that cells receive information from materials, and what happens to cell function over time when assembled within 3D microenvironments. We will have a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations with chemists, biologists, material scientists and neuroscientists. Our ultimate goal is to design novel surfaces for understanding the underlying biology of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and engineer novel therapeutic approaches.



We are always looking for motivated graduate students. The FOCμS lab is interdisciplinary and accepts students from many departments across campus. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Prof. Kidambi via email with their CV.

Interested undergraduate students are also welcomed to email Prof. Kidambi for possible research projects.

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