Welcome to the Biotransport and Biopreservation Laboratory!

The Biotransport and Biopreservation Laboratory is an integral part of Clemson’s Department of Bioengineering, located within the Bioengineering Building of the Clemson-Medical University of South Caroline (MUSC) Bioengineering Program in Charleston, South Carolina. Our team employs a multi-disciplinary approach, combining theoretical modeling, in vitro cell and tissue studies, and in vivo animal models to investigate biotransport, heat transfer, and biological effects, and their relationship to tissue structure, compositions, and biomechanical properties.

Our research is focused on developing viable biobanking strategies for diverse living biological materials. Though our work, we aim to establish preservation techniques that maintain the integrity and functionality of biological samples, promoting their potential use in various fields, including clinic transplantation, regenerative medicine, drug discovery, and personalized medicine.

PhD Graduate Assistantship for Fall 2024

Required Qualifications:
• B.S. or M.S. in biomedical engineering (mechanical, biomedical, electrical…)
• Desire to conduct experimental biological and mechanical studies
• High level of self-motivation
• Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in biological experiments, including cell/tissue culture, confocal microscopy imaging
• Experience with in vitro biomechanical testing
• Experience in FE software (e.g. COMSOL)
• Peer reviewed conference or journal publications
• Strong technical writing, presentation and communication skills

If you are interested and would like additional information, please email Dr. Shangping Wang ( with a (i) statement of interest explaining your research interests and skills, (ii) detailed CV, (iii) non-official transcripts, and (iv) TOEFL scores if applicable.