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Bentley, William E.

Bentley, William E.

Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor
Director, Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Brain and Behavior Institute
5102A A. James Clark Hall


Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1989


William E. Bentley is the Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor of Engineering and was founding Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering. He is currently Inaugural Director of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices and director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech). He is also appointed to the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. At Maryland since 1989, Dr. Bentley has focused his research on the development of molecular tools that facilitate the expression of biologically active proteins, having authored over 350 related archival publications. Recent interests are on deciphering and manipulating signal transduction pathways, including those of bacterial communication networks, for altering cell phenotype. To enable discovery, his lab develops new strategies for opening ‘communication’ between devices and biological systems by the creation and facile assembly of biologically functional interfaces. These concepts are emerging within the fields of ‘biofabrication’ that exploits biological components and processes for assembly and 'bioelectronics" that interface electronics with biology. He has served on advisory committees for the NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, FDA, USDA, and several state agencies. He has mentored more than 40 PhDs and 15 postdocs, many now in leadership roles within industry, federal agencies, and academia.  He co-founded a protein manufacturing company, Chesapeake PERL, based on insect larvae as mini bioreactors. Dr. Bentley was recipient of the SIM’s Schering-Plough Young Investigator Award, the Charles Thom Award of the SIMB, the Marvin Johnson Award of the BIOT Division in the ACS, and the AIChE’s FPB Division Award. He is also a Fellow of the ACS, AAAS, and AIMBE and is an elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology. 


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  • Distinguished University Professor (2016)
  • Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Chair of Engineering (2016)
  • Charles Thom Award, Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (2013)
  • Elected Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS) (2013)
  • Elected Member, Electorate Nominating Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2013)
  • Meeting Keynote, Upstream Processing, BIOT Division of American Chemical Society’s 245th National Meeting, New Orleans (2013)
  • AIChE Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award in Chemical Engineering (2012)
  • University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity (2011)
  • Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor (former)
  • Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor (former)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) (2007)
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001)
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2001)
  • Maryland's Outstanding Young Engineer, Maryland Science Center (1998)
  • Washington Academy of Sciences Allen C. Davis Medal (1998)
  • Schering-Plough Young Investigator Award (1996)
  • Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award from the American Society for Engineering Education (1995)
  • Society of Industrial Microbiology Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Sciences Award


  • American Academy of Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering Society


Biomolecular and metabolic engineering; cell-cell communication; heterologous protein expression; device/bio interfaces.

  • Metabolic and Biomolecular Engineering - Quorum Sensing and in vivo Genetic Manipulation
  • Biofabrication Engineering of Biological Signaling (bBIOS)
  • Bridging the communication gap between biology and electronics through the use of redox molecules
  • Characterization of AI-2 uptake in E. coli quorum sensing circuitry
  • Development of a generic strategy for the covalent assembly of proteins onto patterned surfaces, including sensor surfaces

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  • For a complete list of publications, please visit Professor Bentley's web site
  • Stephens, K., Pozo, M., Tsao, C.-Y., Hauk, P., and W.E. Bentley (2019) Bacterial co-culture with cell signaling translator and growth controller modules for autonomously regulated culture composition, Nature Communications, 10, 4129, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12027-6.
  • McKay, R., Ghodasra, M., Schardt, J., Quan, D.N., Pottash, A.E., Shang, W., Jay, S.M., Payne, G.F., Chang, M.W., March, J.C., and W.E. Bentley (2018) A Platform of Genetically Engineered Bacteria as Vehicles for Localized Delivery of Therapeutics: Toward Applications for Crohn's Disease, Bioengineering and Translational Medicine, 3(3): 209-221, DOI: 10.1002/btm2.10113.
  • Tschirhart, T., Kim, E., McKay, R., Ueda, H., Wu, H.C., Pottash, A.E., Zargar, A., Negrete, A., Shiloach, J., Payne, G.F., and W.E. Bentley (2017) Electronic Control of Gene Expression and Cell Behaviour in Escherichia coli Through Redox Signaling, Nature Communications, 8:14030, DOI:10.1038/ncomms14030.
  • Hwang, I.Y., Koh, E., Wong, A., March, J.C., Bentley, W.E., Lee, Y.S., and M.W. Chang (2017) Engineered Probiotic Escherichia coli Can Eliminate and Prevent Pseudomonas aeruginosa Gut Infection in Animal Models, Nature Communications, 8, 15028, DOI:10:1038/ncomms15028.
  • Terrell J.L., Wu H.C., Tsao C.Y., Barber N.B., Servinsky M.D., Payne G.F., and Bentley W.E. (2015) Nano-guided cell networks as conveyors of molecular communication, Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms9500.
  • Payne, G.F., Kim, E., Cheng, Y., Wu, H-C., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G.W., Raghavan, S.R., Culver, J.N, and W.E. Bentley (2013) Accessing Biology’s Toolbox for the Mesoscale Biofabrication of Soft Matter, Soft Matter, doi:10.1039/c3sm50527h.
  • Kim, E., Gordonov, T., Liu, Y., Bentley, W. E., and G. F. Payne (2013) Reverse engineering to suggest biologically relevant redox activities of phenolic materials, ACS Chemical Biology 8, 716-724.
  • Liba, B. D., Kim, E., Martin, A. N., Liu, Y., Bentley, W. E., and G.F. Payne (2013) Biofabricated film with enzymatic and redox-capacitor functionalities to harvest and store electrons, Biofabrication 5, 015008.
  • Wu, H. C., Tsao, C. Y., Quan, D. N., Cheng, Y., Servinsky, M. D., Carter, K. K., Jee, K. J., Terrell, J. L., Zargar, A., Rubloff, G. W., Payne, G. F., Valdes, J. J., and  W.E. Bentley (2013) Autonomous bacterial localization and gene expression based on nearby cell receptor density, Molecular Systems Biology 9, 636.
  • Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2013) Nature’s Other Self-Assemblers, Science, 341(6142): 136-137.
  • Carter, K.K., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2012) Pathway Engineering via Quorum Sensing and sRNA Riboregulators – Interconnected Networks and Controllers, Metabolic Engineering, 14(3): 281-288.
  • Terrell, J.L., Gordonov, T., Cheng, Y., Wu, H.C., Sampey, D., Luo, X., Tsao, C.Y., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G.W., Payne, G.F., and W.E. Bentley (2012) Integrated Biofabrication for Electro-Addressed In-Film Bioprocessing, Biotechnology Journal, 7(3):428-439.
  • Cheng, Y., Tsao, C.-Y., Wu, H.-C., Luo, X.L., Terrell, J.L., Betz, J., Payne, G.F., Bentley, W.E., and G.W. Rubloff (2012) Electroaddressing Functionalized Polysaccharides as Model Biofilms for Interrogating Cell Signaling, Advanced Functional Materials, 22(3):519-528.
  • Liu, Y., Terrell, J.L., Tsao, C.-Y., Wu, H.C., Jawaji, V., Kim, E., Cheng, Y., Wang, Y.F., Ulijn, R.V., Raghavan, S.R., Rubloff, G.W., Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2012) Biofabricating Multifunctional Soft Matter with Enzymes and Stimuli-Responsive Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 22(14):3004-3012.
  • Luo, X.L., Wu, H.C., Tsao, C.-Y., Cheng, Y., Betz, J., Payne, G.F., Rubloff, G.W., and W.E. Bentley (2012) Biofabrication of Stratified Biofilm Mimics for Observation and Control of Bacterial Signaling, Biomaterials, 33(20): 5136-5143.
  • Gamby, S., Roy, V., Guo, M., Smith, J.A.I., Wang, J.X., Stewart, J.E., Wang, X., Bentley, W.E., and H.O. Sintim (2012) Altering the Communication Networks of Multispecies Microbial Systems Using a Diverse Toolbox of AI-2 Analogues, ACS Chemical Biology, 7(6):1023-1030.
  • Kim, E., Liu, Y., Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2012) Redox Capacitor to Establish Bio-Device Redox-Connectivity, Advanced Functional Materials, 22(7):1409-1416.
  • Gray, K. M., B. D. Liba, Y. Wang, Y. Cheng, G. W. Rubloff, W. E. Bentley, A. Montembault, I. Royaud, L. David, G. F. Payne (2012) Electrodeposition of a Biopolymeric Hydrogel: Potential for One-step Protein Electroaddressing. Biomacromolecules, 13(4), 1181-1189.
  • Quan, D., W.E. Bentley (2012) Gene Network Homology in Prokaryotes Using a Similarity Search Approach: Queries of Quorum Sensing Signal Transduction. PLoS Computational Biology. E1002637.
  • Tsao, C.-Y., Quan, D.Q. and W.E. Bentley (2012) Development of the Quorum Sensing Biotechnological Toolbox. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2012.09.008.
  • Liu, Y., J. L. Terrell, C.-Y. Tsao, H.-C. Wu, V. Javvaji, E. Kim, Y. Cheng, Y. Wang, R. V. Ulijn, S. R. Raghavan, G. W. Rubloff, W. E. Bentley, G. F. Payne. (2012) Biofabricating Multi-functional Soft Matter with Enzymes and Stimuli-Responsive Materials. Advanced Functional Materials, doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002637.
  • Tsao, C.Y., Hooshangi, S., Wu, H.C., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2010) Autonomous Induction of Recombinant Proteins by Minimally Rewiring Native Quorum Sensing Regulon of E. coli, Metabolic Engineering, 12(3):291-297.
  • Carter, K.K., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2011) Pathway Engineering via Quorum Sensing and sRNA Riboregulators – Interconnected Networks and Controllers, Metabolic Engineering, (Epub, PMID22155614).
  • Luo, X.L., Buckhout-White, S., Bentley, W.E., and G.W. Rubloff (2011) Biofabrication of Chitosan-Silver Composite SERS Substrates Enabling Quantification of Adenine by a Spectroscopic Shift, Biofabrication, 3(3):034108.
  • Cheng, Y., Luo, X., Tsao, C.-Y., Wu, H.C., Betz, J., Payne, G.F., Bentley, W.E., and G.W. Rubloff (2011) Biocompatible multi-address 3D Cell Assembly in Microfluidic Devices Using Spatially Programmable Gel Formation, Lab on a Chip, 11(14):2316-2318.
  • Kamaraju, K., Smith, J., Wang, J., Roy, V., Sintim, H.O., Bentley, W.E., and S. Sukharev (2011) Effects on Membrane Lateral Pressure Suggest Permeation Mechanisms for Bacterial Quorum Sensing Molecules, Biochemistry, 50(32):6983-93.
  • Wang, Y., Liu, Y., Cheng, Y., Kim, E., Rubloff, G.W., Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2011) Coupling Electrodeposition with Layer-by-Layer Assembly to Address Proteins within Microfluidic Channels, Advanced Materials, 23(8):5817-5821
  • Fernandes, R., Roy, V., Wu, H.C., and W.E. Bentley (2010) Engineered biological nanofactories trigger quorum sensing response in targeted bacteria, Nature Nanotechnology, 5(3)213-217.
  • Fernandes R., Luo, X., Tsao, C.-Y., Payne, G.F., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G.W., and W.E. Bentley (2010) Biological Nanofactories Facilitate Spatially Selective Capture and Manipulation of Quorum-Sensing Bacteria in a BioMEMS Device, Lab on a Chip, 10(9):1128-1134.
  • Roy, V., Fernandes, R., Tsao, C.Y., and W.E. Bentley (2010) Cross Species Quorum Quenching Using A Native AI-2 Processing Enzyme, ACS Chemical Biology, 5(2):223-232.
  • Yang, X.H., Kim, E., Liu, T., Shi, X.W., Rubloff, G.W., Ghodssi, R., Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2010) In-film Bioprocessing and Immunoanalysis with Electroaddressable Stimuli-Responsive Polysaccharides, Advanced Functional Materials, 20(10):1645-1652.
  • Liu, Y., Kim, E., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G.W., Culver, J.N., Bentley, W.E., and G.F. Payne (2010) Biofabrication to Build the Biology-Device Interface, Biofabrication, 2(2):220.
  • Li, J., Attila, C., Wang, L., Wood, T.K., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2007) Quorum Sensing in E. coli is Signaled by AI-2/LsrR: Effects on sRNA and Biofilm Architecture, Journal of Bacteriology, 73:4100-4109.
  • Fernandes, R., Tsao, C.Y., Hashimoto, Y., Wang, L., Wood, T.K., Payne, G.F., and W.E. Bentley (2007) Magnetic Nanofactories: Localized Synthesis and Delivery of Quorum-Sensing Signaling Molecule Autoinducer-2 to Bacterial Cell Surfaces, Metabolic Engineering, 9:228-239.
  • Kim, E.J., Kramer, S.F., Hebert, C.G., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2007) Metabolic Engineering of the Baculovirus-Expression System via Inverse "Shotgun" Genomic Analysis & RNA Interference (dsRNA) Increases Product Yield and Cell Longevity, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 98:645-654.
  • March, J.C., and W.E. Bentley (2007) RNAi-based Tuning of Cell Cycling in Drosophila S2 cells- effects on Recombinant Protein Yield, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 73: 1128-1135.
  • Lewandowski, A.T., Small, D.A., Chen, T., Payne, G.F., and W.E. Bentley (2006) Tyrosine-based "activatable pro-tag": enzyme-catalyzed protein capture and release, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 93:1207-1215.
  • Chang, W., Small, D.A., Toghrol, F., and W.E. Bentley (2006) Global Transcriptome Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus Response to Hydrogen Peroxide, Journal of Bacteriology, 188:1648-1659.
  • Gonzalez Barrios, A.F., Zuo R., Hashimoto, Y., Yang, L., Bentley W.E., and T.K. Wood (2006) Autoinducer 2 Controls Biofilm Formation in Escherichia coli Through a Novel Motility Quorum-sensing Regulator (MqsR, B3022), Journal of Bacteriology, 188:205-316.
  • Li, J., Wang, L., Hashimoto, Y., Tsao, C-Y., Wood, T.K., Valdes, J.J., Zafiriou, E., and W.E. Bentley (2006) Stochastic Model of E. coli AI-2 Quorum Signal Circuit Reveals Alternative Synthesis Pathways, Nature Molecular Systems Biology.
  • Wang, L., Hashimoto, Y., Tsao, C.-Y., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2005) cAMP and cAMP Receptor Protein (CRP) Influence Both  Synthesis and Uptake of Extracellular Autoinducer-2 in Escherichia coli, Journal of Bacteriology, 187:2066-76.
  • Yi, H., Wu, L.Q., Rubloff, G.W., Ghodssi, R., Payne, G.F., and Bentley, W.E., (2005) Signal-Directed Sequential Assembly of Biomolecules on Patterned Surfaces. Langmuir, 2:2104-2107.
  • Bleckwenn, N. A., Golding, H., Bentley, W. E., Shiloach, J., (2005) Production of Recombinant Proteins by Vaccinia Virus in a Microcarrier Based Mammalian Cell Perfusion Bioreactor, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 90:663-674.
  • Chang, W., Small, D.A. Toghrol, F., and W.E. Bentley (2005) Microarray Analysis of Toxicogenomic Effects of Peracetic Acid on Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Environmental Science & Technology, 39:5893-5899.
  • Chang, W., Small, D.A., Toghrol, F., and W.E. Bentley (2005) Microarray Analysis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Reveals Induction of Pyocin Genes in Response to Hydrogen Peroxide, BMC Genomics, 6.115-129.
  • Wang, L., Li, J., March, J.C., Valdes, J.J., and W.E. Bentley (2005), luxS-Dependent Gene Regulation in Escherichia coli K-12 Revealed by Genomic Expression Profiling, Journal of Bacteriology, 187:8350-8360.
  • Yi, H., Wu, L.Q., Bentley, W.E., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G.W., Culver, J.N., Payne, G.F., (2005) Biofabrication with Chitosan, Biomacromolecules, 6:2881-2894.

Bill Bentley Awarded AIMBE's Professional Impact Award in Mentoring

Bentley was nominated for this award by AIMBE Fellow and Fischell Department of Bioengineering Chair (BIOE) John Fisher

Creating the “Internet of Life”

UMD researchers publish new findings in their research to connect biological and electronic systems.

Fischell Institute's Black History Month Spotlight: Briahnah Streeter

Briahnah Streeter is a second-year bioengineering Ph.D. student in Fischell Institute Director Bill Bentley's Biomolecular and Metabolic Engineering Laboratory. She earned her bachelor's degree in engineering science with a minor in engineering management from Vanderbilt University in 2022.

24 Teams Present at BIOE Capstone Competition Including First BCE Students

On May 8, 2023, 24 teams presented novel designs at the BIOE Capstone Design Competition.

Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand Challenges

Twelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.

The Future of Biohybrid Devices

Fischell Institute researchers awarded $1.5M NSF grant to bridge gap between electronics, biology

UMD Bioengineers Awarded $1M Moore Foundation Grant to Advance Bioelectronic Technology

Researchers use redox to drive two-way communication between electronics and biological systems.

Bioengineering Ph.D. Student Named to Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties

Caitlyn Singam among 20 STEM graduate students worldwide honored for contributions to the aerospace industry.

NCC-PDI Now Accepting Pediatric Medical Device Pitches

Annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition to award up to $150,000 in FDA-sponsored grants.

Fischell Institute Featured in Baltimore Sun Cover Story

The Baltimore Sun highlighted ongoing efforts to perfect mask design, research.

Fischell Institute to Test Face Coverings for Children

Fischell Institute testing aims to advance understanding of fit, efficacy of face coverings for children.

Bentley Granted SBE Award for Excellence in Biochemical Engineering

Fischell Institute director and BIOE professor William E. Bentley to be honored by AIChE.

BIOE Alum's Company Releases Bleeding Management Tech Nationwide

BIOE alum, advisory Board member Matt Dowling is the founder of Medcura, Inc., which commercialized Rapid-Seal

Alum develops bioelectric effect toothbrush

Young Wook Kim's TROMATZ toothbrush improves mouth and gum health.

Scarcelli Named Fischell Institute Young Investigator Fellow

The new program aims to foster collaboration between faculty on UMD's Baltimore and College Park campuses.

Student Researchers Recognized with Wylie Dissertation Fellowships

Fourteen Clark School students pursuing their Ph.D.s in engineering have been awarded Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowships by the University of Maryland Graduate School.

The Internet of Bio-Nano Things

Researchers aim to bridge the gap between microelectronics and biological systems to create next-generation wearables.

Now Accepting Medical Device Pitches for NCC-PDI Competition

The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation is accepting applications through April 19.

Symptoms all in your head—or in your gut? Maybe a little of both.

UMD researchers are building an ingestible capsule that can monitor and model gut microbiome serotonin activity and help demystify the “gut-brain axis.”

Researchers Aim to Sterilize N95 Masks for Reuse

Researchers working around the clock to ease the impact of supply shortages on hospitals, care facilities

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond

Size of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.

Call for Pediatric Medical Device Pitches Focused on COVID-19

FDA grant and gift from entrepreneur provide $250K in awards

Ingestible device research advances, enters new phase

New NSF funding, Lab on a Chip paper for Ghodssi group developing minimally invasive medical devices.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

UMD Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Potential application for complex electronics highlighted in Nature Communications

Spurring research group creativity in the time of COVID-19

Student-faculty teams that write review articles for journals reap multiple benefits.

Researchers Develop Rapid Deployment Mask

Fischell Institute designs DIY-style mask with better filtration than cloth masks.

Researchers Work to Develop Custom Conformal N95 Respirators

Researchers are working to address the critical supply of N95 respirators resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

In Race With Virus, Researchers Speed Development of Medical Equipment

Bioengineers, Terrapin Works producing new respirator and ventilator designs.

NCC-PDI, MedTech Innovator Accepting Pitches for 2020 Competition

Applications are open now for the March 23 first round pitch event.

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Brain and Behavior Initiative Hosts 3rd Annual Seed Grant Symposium

Researchers from across UMD convene to discuss the latest projects funded by BBI

Chapin, Bowen win in Bioscience Day poster session

The ISR Ph.D. students won in the bioengineering and neuroscience and cognitive science categories.

UMD Researchers Develop Technique to Advance Cell-Based Systems

Autonomous coordination of cell subpopulations highlighted in Nature Communications.

NSF Awards $1M Grant to UMD Researchers

The interdisciplinary project will explore the molecular connection between the gut and the nervous system.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

UMD researchers developed a technique to drive teams of bacteria to work together autonomously.

Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

UMD researchers developed a technique to drive teams of bacteria to work together autonomously.

Examining Microbiology from New Heights

UMD senior working with Fischell Institute to further study of atmospheric microbiology

NCC-PDI awards $50K to Device Innovators

National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation hosts annual pitch competition at the University of Maryland

Four BIOE Students Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Students recognized for research in immunoengineering, regenerative medicine, and more.

State and University Officials Celebrate Launch of Biomedical Device Institute

University of Maryland establishes Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices to propel advancements in human health.

Biofilm treatment device receives TEDCO MII funding; paper published in IEEE TBME

In latest development, the researchers have miniaturized the platform and are able to control it through wireless signals.

FDA Awards $5 Million to Pediatric Device Consortium

National Capital Consortium co-led by Children's National and University of Maryland

NSF grant for Ghodssi, Bentley furthers research of flexible devices to combat biofilms

The researchers will combine applied microbiology with engineering disciplines to explore the complex interactions between flexible sensors, bacterial biofilms, and bioelectric treatment.

Bridging the Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

UMD researchers receive $1.5 M NSF grant to develop first-of-kind bioelectronics.

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

Research collaboration sheds light on bacteria response to sugar metabolism

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters, monitor and treat biofilms.

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut

Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections.

Government, Industry, Academia Representatives Collaborate to Advance Medical Device Innovation in Maryland

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, RTI International draw capacity crowd to March 7th event.

UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis Research

Blood test could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders.

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes

System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.

Bentley Named Distinguished University Professor

Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering founding chair recognized with university's highest academic honor conferred upon faculty.

Four Clark School Professors Named Distinguished University Professor

In 2016, four of the 10 Distinguished University Professors named by the University of Maryland are Clark School professors.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor

BioE Researchers Develop Nano-guided Cell Networks as Conveyors of Molecular Communication

BioE Professor and Founding Chair William Bentley’s research group publishes Nature Communications paper.

Fisher Named Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Dr. John P. Fisher to succeed Dr. William E. Bentley as department chair, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

A New Era in Human Health Innovation

A. James Clark Hall made possible in part by the generosity of two benefactors.

UMD Patents Compounds that Inhibit Biofilm Formation and Persistence

Patent awarded for compounds capable of fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Maryland inventors issued US Patent for compounds that fight biofilms

The compounds enhance the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics and inhibit the formation and persistence of biofilms.

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year (VIDEO)

Materials Science professors receive awards from the Md. Academy of Sciences and Md. Science Center.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

University of Maryland Baltimore & College Park Campuses To Offer Joint M.D./Ph.D. in Medicine and Bioengineering

Program will promote human health through engineering principles and medical science.

Regulatory Science Competition Winners Present Concepts to FDA

UMD and UR competition winners present competition concepts to the FDA.

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

Consortium Led by UMD and Children's National Health System Awards $250K for Pediatric Medical Devices

National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation awards funding for new medical devices for children.

BioE's Chris Jewell Named Outstanding Young Engineer

Md. Science Center honors expert in controlling immune system response.

Schultheis to Lead New UMD Regulatory Science Initiative

Former FDA branch chief to guide UMD effort to help improve food, drug, and medical device safety.

BioE and Mtech Partner with Children's National Health System to Form Pediatric Device Consortium

FDA-supported collaboration will focus on medical device design, production and regulation.

M-CERSI Day Highlights Regulatory Science

Second annual showcase event held by University of Maryland's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation.

Bacteria Prowl for Pathogen Prey

Alumnus Matthew Wook Chang's custom E. Coli target hospital-acquired infections.

Bentley Elected ACS Fellow

BioE chair recognized for research and service.

Science Gets Bentley and Payne's Perspective on Self-Assembly

BioE/IBBR professors invited to share views on new materials for biomedical applications.

Bentley Discusses Alternatives to Animal Testing in PRiSM

Lab-on-a-chip devices could reduce or eliminate need.

UMD-Trento Partnership yields first graduate student exchange

The exchange is part of the "Control of Living Cells Through Communication with Artificial Cells" collaboration.

Maryland Exchange with Italian University Boosts Research on Artificial Cells

Bioengineering grad student part of international effort to use messages sent by synthetic cells to guide natural cell activity.

UMD and JHU Students Join Forces for Research Day

"Amplifying the Field" celebrates undergraduate contributions to biomedical research.

Martha Connolly Inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

In the College of Fellows, she joins the top two percent in the U.S. in medical and biological engineering.

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies

Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.

FDA Leaders, Industry Call for Major Strides in Regulatory Science at UM CERSI Day

Over 150 government, industry, academic representatives attend new center's showcase event.

Award Supports Development of Safer Batteries for Biomedical Devices

Sophomore Mian Khalid wins prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship for work with Kofinas Group.

Trento Funds Collaborative International Projects

Partnership will support joint research in solar power, cell-based systems and ultra low-power systems.

Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections

Deutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.

Bacteria Programmed to Re-Create UMD Logo

Feat part of larger body of Clark School research into preventing infections.

FDA Awards UM a New Center for Regulatory Science

Center will pilot ways universities can help improve how drugs and medical devices are evaluated.

15 Technology Product Partnerships Earn Grants Worth $4.2M

Grants combine $3.2M from participating companies and $1M from Mtech Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program.

Inoue Joins BioE as Professor of the Practice

Canon U.S. Life Sciences senior fellow developing system for rapid diagnosis of disease.

Canon, Clark School Launch New Collaboration

Joint team to develop automated machine designed to expedite the diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Systems Researchers Partner with Trento, Italy

Joint efforts to target bioengineering, renewable energy, nanomaterials, microsystems, education.

Sriram Honored as Outstanding Engineer of the Year

Science Center honors metabolic engineering expert, high-profile grant winner who guides successful students.

Gupta Wins Goldwater Scholarship

ChBE junior receives premier award for undergraduates.

Professors Recognized for Exemplary Scholarship, Research

Bentley, Payne receive USM Regents' Awards for nano-bio device work.

Stewart Named 1st Huskamp Award Recipient

Endowed scholarship honors late UMD CIO, BioE Director; aids Great Expectations campaign.

Engineers Re-Tool for Growing BioE Market

New flexible master's program offers working professionals entrance to high-demand discipline.

University Partners with National Cancer Institute

Bentley to provide nano-bio drug delivery expertise in close collaboration.

BioE Hosts 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference

Attendees share emerging research on human health.

Muro Wins $1.72M National Institutes of Health R01 Grant

Group to develop new treatments for genetic diseases affecting lungs, brain.

Gupta Wins HHMI Fellowship

Undergraduate to study quorum sensing, inhibition of bacterial communication.

Stopping Bacterial Infections Without Antibiotics

Clark School's nanofactories could be next big step in antimicrobial treatment.

Shirmohammadi Named Associate Dean of Ag School

John Fisher becomes director of the Undergraduate Program in Bioengineering.

Sweet Named 2009 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student developing oral chemotherapy drug delivery system.

A "Changing of the Deans"

Clark School officially welcomes Dean Pines, thanks Interim Dean Rabin.

Cancer Detection Research Wins Grant

Prevent Cancer Foundation to support Chen's biopsy guidance technique.

Clark School Researchers Earn TEDCO Grants

Awards fund evaluation of biodefense, fire suppression technologies’ commercial viability.

Bentley Featured in CNN Report on Bioterrorism

Professor comments on need for accountability.

Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor

Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.

BioE Holds 2nd Annual Fischell Festival

New bioengineering wing dedicated; 2008 Fischell Fellow announced.

Dandin Named 2008 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor.

New Bioengineering Wing Unveiled

$7.6M, 7,400-square-foot addition to Kim Building serves as new department home.

New Advance in Biochip Research

Microfactories for drug research are one step closer to reality.

Deutsch Named Professor of the Practice

RWD Technologies founder recognized for career, support of USM.

$600K Gift Creates Hong Ji Fellowship

Donation to benefit international bioengineering graduate students, Great Expectations campaign.

Bentley Named Fischell Distinguished Professor

Professorship, part of Fischell endowment, recognizes scientific and scholarly work.

Bioengineering Recognized for Accessibility

President's Commission on Disability Issues grants honor.

$2M NSF Grant for "Bacterial Communication"

Cellular and biomolecular engineering research to focus on biofunctionalized devices.

"Side Effects May Not Include…"

Clark School shows in vivo "nanofactories" can make and deliver targeted drugs.

$1 Million For Nano-Bio Initiative

Deutsch Foudation will fund Clark School bioengineering research on the nanoscale.

Professor William Bentley, the Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor of Engineering, receives the 2003 Clark School Outstanding Faculty Research Award

Dr. William Bentley, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor of Engineering and director of Bioengineering Program received the 2003 Clark School of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Research Award.

From the Dean, April 2003

News from Dean Nariman Farvardin.

From the Dean, March 2003

News from Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments in Fall 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Fall 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments in Summer 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Summer 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Academy of Microbiology