Center Dir (ACD) & Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
Kaushal Rege is Fulton Faculty Impact Profesor at ASU and is member of the graduate faculty of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Design, Materials Science and Engineering, and School of Molecular Sciences. He completed his doctorate in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and went on to postdoctoral research with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
Research in the Rege Bioengineering laboratory in at the forefront of develping biomaterial and nanomateirals for tissue repair and therapeutic delivery. Rege has made notable progress with photothermal nanomaterials, using them with polymers and polypeptides to repair body tissues. His research findings have major implications for repair and regeneration of ruptured intestines, colorectal tissue and the repair of skin injuries.
His work has attracted funding from the the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. In recent years, his research findings have been featured in several leading science and engineering news publications, including Scientific American. He waseected as Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE) in 2017, received the New Investigator Award from the American Society of Photobiology in 2014 and a Young Investigator Award from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DoD) for developing smart materials for sensor technology used in military intelligence and defense systems.