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

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

AREAS OF RESEARCH

The Soman Lab’s primary interests lie in the area of bioprinting, a set of technologies utilized to create human tissue substitutes (scaffolds) by depositing a mixture of living cells and biomaterials in a layer-by-layer fashion. We have three main focus areas as outlined below.

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.

RECENT NEWS

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Dr. Soman Presented with Multiple Awards

Pranav received the  Faculty Excellence Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University and was also awarded the NSF EAGAR award in collaboration with Prof. Roy (MAE department, SU) in the […]

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Employment at Deloitte Consulting

Valerie Lacasse, a Bioengineering undergraduate student in our lab, got a summer internship at Deloitte Consulting. Valerie will be joined Deloitte Consulting as a Business Technology Analyst, in Manhattan, this past summer.

Click here to visit our Lab News page for all Soman Lab Group news.

PEOPLE

Pranav Soman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University

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

Please click here for complete CV.

Jiahan Yan

Jiahan Yan

Stephen W. Sawyer

Stephen W. Sawyer

David Quinn

David Quinn

Ping Dong

Ping Dong

Liang Yang

Liang Yang

Lucas Albrecht

Lucas Albrecht

Yuan Xue

Yuan Xue

Lingyan Weng

Lingyan Weng

Valerie Lacasse

Valerie Lacasse

Melissa Gerwitz

Melissa Gerwitz

Andrew Ramos

Andrew Ramos

Matthew Vetere

Matthew Vetere

CONTACT

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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

315-443-3500

315-443-7724