Research

Professional Interests:

Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, tissue engineering, biomanufacturing, nano/micro-scale modeling and manufacturing, additive manufacturing (3D Printing), and product realization.

Grant Support:

  • TUBITAK 1001 Grant, period: 2012-2014, Amount: $156,352, ?Modeling and 3D bioprinting of hybrid live cell and biomaterial structures for vascular tissue engineering?, PI: B.Koc
  • Sabanci University Internal Research Fund, 2012-2014, Amount: $56,000, ?Tissue Engineering using multi-functional scaffolds with stem cells?, PI: B.Koc.
  • European Union FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, period: 2011-2014, “Bio-mimetic Multi-functional Active Porous Structures”, PI: B.Koc.
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (research grant), period: 2010-2012, Amount: $800,000 (subcontracted amount to UB: $400,000), “Wound Status Sensor and 3D Construct Development”, Co-PI: B. Koc with PIs: W. Hicks, J. Gardella, and Co-PIs: F. Bright, A. Cartwright, R. Hard.
  • U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (research grant), period: 9/1/08-8/30/10, Amount: $933,000 (subcontracted amount to UB: $266,888), “Burn Fluid Analysis as a Prognosticator of Aberrant Wound Repair and Keloid Formation”, Co-PI: B. Koc with PI: J. Gardella, and Co-PIs: F. Bright, A. Cartwright.
  • Software grant, SimCAD from CreateASoft Inc., (September 2008) PI: B. Koc.
  • Precision Abrasives, Buffalo, NY with SPIR/TCIE, period: 1/06-5/06, “Conceptual design and automation improvements for abrasive pad folding process,” PI: B. Koc.
  • Precision Abrasive, Buffalo, NY with SPIR/TCIE, period: 9/05-11/05, “Machine design and automation improvements for abrasive band cutting process,” PI: B. Koc.
  • Lockheed Martin IS&S Supply Chain Management Systems and Solutions Business Unit/Orincon, period: 6/05-9/05, “Graph Theory and Information Fusion,” Co-PI: B. Koc, PIs: James Llinas, Moises Sudit and Rakesh Nagi.
  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Activities Fund (IRCAF) with ISE matching fund, period: 11/03-12/04, “Rapid Prototyping Equipment for Biomedical Engineering Research,” PI: B. Koc, Co-PIs: S. Bauer, S. T. Andreadis
  • University at Buffalo, Educational Technology Grants Program, period: 7/04-6/06, “Integrated digital product realization and analysis environment,” PI: B. Koc.
  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Interdisciplinary Research and Creative Activities Fund (IRCAF), period: 11/02-10/03, “Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology Workshop”, PI: H. Suga, Co-PIs: B. Koc, P. Alexandridis, S. T. Andreadis, P. Bianco, F. Bright, J. Cerne, R. Cheng, B. Gong, H. Luo, A. Markelz, T.J. Mountziaris, F. Sachs, M. Swihart, A. Titus
Patents:
  • IPD #: R-6313 “Replenishable Porcine Primary Oral Epithelial Cell Source and Culture Method,” W. L. Hicks, J. A. F. Bright, A. Cartwright, D. Cohan, J. A. Gardella, Jr., B. Hard, B. Koc, L. Sigurdson, D. Stoler, Co-inventors, (submitted on: 5/20/2008).
  • US Patent # 7,417,174, “Resorbable Laminated Repair Film and Method of Using Same” W. L. Hicks, J. A. Gardella, Jr., R. Bizios, B. Hard, F. Bright, J. L. Mukasa, B. Koc, A. Cartwright, Co-inventors, (issued on: August , 2008).