College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-06-04 07:34:58


Biomedical Engineering

Honors Course

BMEN 491_001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2024


The scope of this project is to design a method to secure skin grafts to healthy tissue. The ultimate goal for the proposed method is to be dissolvable in some form. Currently, skin grafts procedures utilize staples in most cases to hold a skin graft in place, but there are disadvantages that come with it. Staples are easy to place, but time consuming during the removal procedure. They also cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the patient. The goal of this project is to determine a way a secure skin grafts to healthy skin in order to reduce pain, minimize resources, and conserve time. If successful, the new method can be used to treat any patients who requires skin grafting surgeries. The product can be adopted by general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons. The methodology behind this design project will follow the FDA design process. The stages in this process include user needs, design input, design process, design output, and verification/validation.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Justin Baker

First Reader

Dr. Audrey Nguyen

Second Reader

Dr. Buket Barkana

Honors Faculty Advisor

Hossein Tavana

Proprietary and/or Confidential Information



As per the guidelines and deadlines proposed by the Biomedical Engineering Department, the honors cover page is due October 6th, 2023 and the project description is due by the end of the Fall 2023 semester.



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