The Biomedical Nano-Engineering (BNE) Laboratory led by Dr. Stefan Wilhelm has broad interest in engineering colloidal nanomaterials for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including cancer. Our areas of expertise include the design and synthesis of organic and inorganic nanomaterials with defined physicochemical properties (e.g., size, shape, surface chemistry, optical/magnetic features). Our group aims to study and understand interactions between nanomaterials and biological systems from a whole organ/tissue perspective down to the cellular and bio-molecular level. This research will provide a foundation for the rational engineering of nanomaterials and nanomedicines with the ultimate goal to design diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for clinical translation.


Research Interests

Engineering nanotechnology for diagnosis, detection and treatment of diseases.

  • Biosensors
  • Cancer nanomedicine
  • Immunoengineering and immunomodulation
  • Nanotechnology-biology ("nano-bio") interactions
  • Three-dimensional optical imaging


Instrumentation and Equipment


Funding Sources

Our research is supported by the following agencies:

vice president for research norman campus