Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials Testing Research Node

Location Details

Canal Building


Systems and Computer Engineering


Engineering and Design


Mackenzie Building


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Engineering and Design


Facility Description

The Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials Testing Research Node is equipped with a microfluidics 3D bioprinter and mechanical testers, which facilitate the development of artificial 3D biological tissue models and the biomechanical testing of different biomaterials and biomedical samples. This facility allows us to:

  • perform rheological analysis of biomaterials
  • fabricate artificial tissues and scaffolding using a diverse combination of materials
  • acquire spatial and temporal information about cellular mechanisms and tissue remodelling processes

Lab Associated

Several research labs are affiliated with the TEAM Hub Tissue Engineering & Biomaterials Testing Node as users, collaborators, and/or technology developers. The following groups are directly related to the TEAM Hub’s 3D bioprinting, tissue microstructure assessment, and biomaterials characterization:

Our Infrastructure

Tissue engineering and biomaterials are two very interconnected areas. Developing scaffolds and biologically active molecules that can serve as functional tissues requires precision. The TEAM Hub has state-of-the-art equipment that allows us to assemble functional constructs that resemble damaged tissues and/or whole organs.

The 3-D bioprinter.
Microfluidics 3D bioprinting allows precise control, enabling microscale resolution at high speed and flexibility for seamless cell and material patterning.

Trainee Positions

Are you curious about the fundamental mechanisms of different diseases or passionate about applying data analysis to bioscience? Are you an engineer eager to become involved with tissue engineering or a chemist interested in biomaterials? Do you want to explore how light interacts with matter, discover how it can uncover the fundamental mechanisms behind cellular responses, and thereby improve our understanding of tissue structures? Would you like to work in an exciting, fast-paced, ambitious, and friendly research environment?

If you are interested in working with us, please view our current openings or contact one of the TEAM Hub core members to inquire about potential unlisted opportunities.

As our team evolves, we are constantly looking for talented individuals with a wide range of interests who are eager to exercise personal initiative while working on a variety of projects—many of which draw on different disciplinary fields. We provide a supportive learning environment and excellent training opportunities. Please check out our current openings, listed below.
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We welcome motivated and ambitious individuals who recently graduated from a PhD program in health or life sciences, the physical sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, or a related field. Projects typically involve two or more core TEAM Hub members and provide opportunities for leading transdisciplinary research and mentoring a wide range of students. If you would be interested in pursuing a fellowship with us, please click the links below to learn more.
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We have opportunities for Master’s and PhD students in fields ranging from the life and physical sciences to biology, chemistry, and engineering. If you wish to pursue your studies in a transdisciplinary environment and meet the minimum requirements set by Carleton University, please check the links below to learn more about current openings.
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Are you interested in testing the waters of academic research? Would you like to gain invaluable experience working on interesting projects with a dynamic group? The TEAM Hub offers opportunities for undergraduate students from different programs. See the following openings for details.


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The Team

We are a group of experts from different disciplines working together to tackle one of the biggest challenges of modern times: the characterization and recreation of tissue microenvironments.


We seek answers to questions related to tissue homeostasis and disease. New technologies resulting from our work will facilitate diagnosis and treatment of many chronic diseases.


Our state-of-the-art microscopy and analytical techniques allow us to analyze the complex biochemical and biophysical processes that occur in tissue microenvironments.


By providing research opportunities and developing educational programs for the larger community, we are helping Ontario and, indeed, all of Canada build expertise in emerging but increasingly important areas of research, including tissue engineering and imaging.