Boris Rubinsky

Boris Rubinsky

Title
Professor of the Graduate School
Department
Dept of Bioengineering
Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Phone
(510) 725-5845
Research Expertise and Interest
medical imaging, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, low temperature biology, micro and nano bionic technologies, electrical impedance tomography, bio-electronics, biomedical devices biomedical numerical analysis, bio-heat and mass transfer, electroporation light imaging
Research Description

Rubinsky's special research interests include: heat and mass transfer in biomedical engineering and biotechnology in particular low temperature biology, bio-electronics and biomedical devices in particular micro and nano bionic technologies and electroporation, medical imaging in particular electrical impedance tomography and light imaging, biomedical numerical analysis in particular genetic and evolutionary algorithms and fractal techniques.

In the News

April 19, 2019

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

From prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs, too?

In the News

April 19, 2019

New device paves the way to 3D-printed organs, food

From prosthetics and implants to dental crowns and hearing aids, 3D printers are being used to manufacture a whole host of customized medical devices for patients in need. So, why not organs, too?

Featured in the Media

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or positions of UC Berkeley.
April 24, 2019
David Szondy
A new device created by a team of Berkeley scientists greatly hastens the possibility of using 3D printing technology to print a wide range of customized medical devices, including biomaterials like living tissue, bone, blood vessels, and organs. Led by mechanical engineering professor Boris Rubinsky, the team developed a technique that minimizes cell death during the printing process by using a number of printers to produce 2D layers of tissues simultaneously, stacking them into 3D structures. "Right now, bioprinting is primarily used to create a small volume of tissue. The problem with 3D bioprinting is that it is a very slow process, so you can't print anything big because the biological materials will deteriorate by the time you finish. One of our innovations is that we freeze the material as it is being printed, so that the biological material is preserved, and we can control the freezing rate," Professor Rubinsky says. For more on this, see our story at Berkeley News.
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