Lab Members - Instructive Biomaterials Lab

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan

Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator, Instructive Biomaterials Lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University

Dr. Muhammad Rizwan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Michigan Tech. Dr. Rizwan’s research program strives to understand how cells interact with the engineered hydrogel biomaterials in 2D and 3D microenvironment, and what factors induce stem cell differentiation, cellular growth and self-assembly, thereby leading to organized tissue formation. He received BSc in Materials Engineering from University of the Punjab, Pakistan (2009), MSc in Bio-nano Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea (2012) and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from National University of Singapore (2017). His PhD thesis focused on the development of corneal tissue engineered graft. Dr. Rizwan is a recipient of the prestigious Singapore International Graduate Award for doctoral research, University of Toronto Research Excellence Award, and has published high impact research papers in leading biomaterial journals.

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PhD students

Saad Asim

PhD Student (Fall 2022 - )
B.Sc. Materials Engineering, 

National University of Science and Technology

, Pakistan






Asma Talib Qureshi
PhD Student (Spring 2023 - )
M.S. Healthcare Biotechnology, 

National University of Science and Technology

, Pakistan
B.Sc. Applied Biosciences, 

National University of Science and Technology

, Pakistan






Undergrad Research Assistants

Emma Hayhurst 
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 3












Rachel Callaghan 
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 3










Cody Tuftee
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 5










Jacob Heeringa
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 1









Lauren Kiss
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 2













Ali Dabas
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 4










Eddie Sloan
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Year 2