He believes the research could lead to custom-formed replacement body parts for those who have been injured or disfigured by accidents, and could also lead to the development of organs that one day allow us to exceed normal human capabilities.
“My research is an effort to integrate all three of these disciplines, and the way I do it is through materials science,” he says. “This work blurs the boundaries between them while advancing all three disciplines.”
The research is an outgrowth and continuation of work Mannoor was involved in prior to joining Stevens. After completing undergraduate studies in electronics and communication at the University of Calicut in his native India, he earned master’s degrees in biomedical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. He later earned his Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton, where he began the bionic systems work as a postdoctoral fellow.
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