Syracuse Biomaterials Institute is located in Bowne Hall at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute is located in Bowne Hall at Syracuse University.


Soman Lab at Syracuse University focuses on the design and development of new bioprinting technologies that enable the engineering of multiscale and multi-functional cellular and acellular model systems. Our group has multidisciplinary expertise in manufacturing sciences, laser optics, tissue engineering and biomaterials.

The Soman Lab consists of several lab sections as outlined below.

Polymer Synthesis Lab

The Polymer Synthesis Lab includes glassware-based synthesis apparatus to enable standard organic reactions and polymerizations.

Characterization Lab

The Characterization Lab houses state-of-the-art Rheometer, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, and other advanced material properties measurements for polymer viscoelasticity.

Processing Lab

The Processing Lab houses equipment for electrospinning, compression modeling, microembossing, and polymer sheet and film preparation.

3D Printer Lab

The 3D Printer/Bioprinter Lab includes a large optical table, Digital Micromirror technology-based 3D printer, and extrusion-based printers MakerBot and RepRap (fused deposition modeling – FDM), and a modified Fab@Home 3D printer.

Polymer Morphology Lab

The Polymer Morphology Lab includes Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and a high-resolution digital 3D microscope.

Cell Culture Lab

The Cell Culture Lab houses biosafety cabinets, incubators, and -80C, -20C, and 4C fridges.


Pranav Soman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
Syracuse Biomaterials Institute | Syracuse University

318 Bowne Hall | Office 303H | Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-9322; Fax: 315-443-7724 |

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, India, 2001
Ph.D. Bioengineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2009

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Dr. Puskal Kunwar

Dr. Ameya R. Narkar

David Quinn

David Quinn

Zheng Xiong

Kairui Zhang

Arun Poudel

Alex Filip

Courtney Rose Ogando

Mark James Ransbottom

Griffin Smith

Bianca Louise Andrada

Yong Chen (2015 master, application scientist at Essen Bioscience)

Yibo Wu (2016 master, Clinical Specialist at Boston Scientific)

Shihao Yang (2016 master, Johnson&Johnson)

Ping Dong (2016 master, PhD at TAMU)

Lingyan Weng (2016 undegraduate, Master at UC San Diego)

Jiahan Yan (2016 master, master at Cornell University)

Liang Yang (2016 master, PhD at Yale University)

Melissa Gerwitz (2016 undergraduate)

Lucas Albrecht (2017 master, Biomedical Engineer at Southern Research)

Sanika Suvarnapathaki (2017 master, PhD at University of Massachusetts)

Andrew Ramos (2017 undergraduate, PhD at Oxford University)

John Collins (2017 undergraduate, PhD at University of Minnesota)

Stephen Sawyer (2018 PhD, Postdoc at FDA)

Rafael Ramos (2018 master student, PhD at Wayne State University)

Haiyan Li (2018 master, PhD at Upstate Medical University)

Raghuveer Chandrashekhar (2018 Master)

Sarah Venn (2018 undergraduate)

Eben Philbin (2019 undergraduate)

Peter lok

Zhe Zhang (2019 Master, PhD at Syracuse University )

Zhili Zhang (2019 Master)

Yin Zhu (2019 Master)

Vaikhari Abhay Marathe (2019 Master)

Shannon Theresa Mcloughlin (2019 Undergradaute, PhD at the University of Maryland)

Feng Yang (2019 Summer Visiting Scholar)

Matthew Vetere

Valerie Lacasse

Yuan Xue

Yuan Xue

Emily M. Crampton


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Thank you for your interest in undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral study at Syracuse University. The Soman lab’s primary interests lie in developing new bioprinting technologies with potential applications in regenerative medicine, drug screening and understanding disease pathophysiologies. Our current research projects focus on developing cell/tissue printing platforms using a combination of additive manufacturing technologies and naturally-derived & synthetic biomaterials.

Graduate Student Researcher: We look for highly motivated M.S./Ph.D. students, with a solid scientific background and interest in one of the following areas: CAD/CAM, instrumentation, optics, and polymer synthesis. Students will have an opportunity to get trained in optical experiments, cell-culture, and biomaterials.

Undergraduate Student Researcher: We always welcome outstanding undergraduate researchers to join our lab. Soman lab has a group of dedicated undergraduate researchers working along with our graduate students on cutting-edge research projects. In the end, many of our undergraduate researchers are co-authors of journal papers and they continue on to pursue graduate study at top graduate programs.

TO APPLY: If you are interested in joining our research group, please e-mail your CV to Prof. Soman (psoman[at]syr[dot]edu). About a week after you send your CV, please send a follow-up email if you have not received a response.

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute
318 Bowne Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1200