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Dr. Chatzistavrou offers different courses during the academic year for both graduate and undergraduate level students.


MSE 425 : Biomaterials and Biocompatibility

Interdepartmental course with BME. 

Description : This course serves as introduction to the Material Science of human implants. Students will learn about different materials and how to process and characterize them for medical applications. Human body requirements for compatibility and design approaches for biomaterials are also discussed. 

Note about the course : students can take this couse with Honors Option.



MSE 991 : Selected Topics - Advanced Biomaterials

Description : This course focuses on recent trends of Biomaterials. The topics covered include novel and functional biomaterials for regenerative medicine as well as their interaction with host tissue. Tissue engineering approaches are discussed. 

Note about the course : If there is a specific topic that interest you regarding advanced biomaterials. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Chatzistavrou to cosider including the topic in the course. 


Disability Statement

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a documented physical, sensory, cognitive or psychologicadisability, please let your instructor and RCPD know at least two weeks before class starts. You can use the confidential web registration system once your MSU NetID is activated.   A RCPD specialist will contact you to assess your needs. 


Ethical Conduct

At Michigan State University, all individulas MUST practice and foster honesty and integrity as primary foundation for success. Spartan students are expected to behave ethically. Persons that fail to follow these pledge will be addressed through  existing policies. 



The Biomaterials Lab and its personnel are active participants for outreach activities within the College of Engineering. 

During the Summer Semester, our lab volunteers with the High School Honor Science Program (HSHSP) to host 11th and 12th graders from across the U.S. These outstanding students are allowed to engage with our biomaterials research projects and expirience the university environment. 

We have collaborated with  Summer Camps to introduce juniors and seniors in High School to biomaterial science with dynamic oral presentations and hands-on activities in the lab. 

Dr. Chatzistavrou explaining the basis of Material Science

Natalia Pajares sharing Biomaterial Design approaches

Logan Soule leading the lab activities 

 Additionally, our students are encouraged to assist the College of Engineering and the Chemical Engineering and Material Science department in any outreach related activities. For example, we have participated with the Composite Materials and Structures Center in Microscopy activities for Women in Engineering, Grandparents University and K-12 outreach