Welcome statement:

ENFL at UCO is working on the novel biomedical applications of electrospun nanofiber matrix. The lab has developed an electrospun nanofiber based intervertebral disc implant, functional coating for orthopedic and orthodontic implants, and 3-dimensional (3D) bone grafts. This is a student and faculty centered interdisciplinary research laboratory. Currently, 1 post doctoral fellow, 1 post graduate lab technican, 8 graduate students, 12 undergraduate students, and 10 faculties from engineeing, physics, bioliogy and statistics are actively participating in different projects initiated from the lab. The lab supported more than 100 undergrduate student research and 5 graduate thesis projects last 8 years. The lab produced granted 5 patents, 4 patents pending, 26 peer reviewed journals, 5 book chapters, and more than 100 conference presentations/posters.

News and Events:

September 4 , 2018 Granted fourth patent from ENFL lab titled "Engineered Intervertebral disc (IVD) for degenerated disc disease "

August 25,
One oral presentation and two research posters abstract has been accepted and will be presented in BMES 2018 technical meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

May 22, 2018
Granted third patent from ENFL lab titled "Method and apparatus to control the heterogeneous flow of bone cement and improve osseointegration of cemented implant"