Texas Tech University

Tissue Assembly and Nanofabrication (TAN) Laboratory

The Tissue Assembly and Nanofabrication (TAN) Laboratory focuses on research and development of novel fabrication technologies for multifunctional materials and biomimetic structures. This lab provides a state-of-the-art environment for exploration and innovation in micro- and nano-fabrication engineering and aims to incubate solutions for biomedical and environmental challenges. Technologies include 3D bioprinting, electrospinning, direct-write photolithography, and crystal self-assembly.


The primary goal of the Tissue Assembly and Nanofabrication (TAN) Laboratory is to understand the material-structure-property interactions in nanomaterial-incorporated multifunctional systems and to develop new technologies of advanced manufacturing for biomedical and environmental applications.


  • Bioprinting
  • Electrospinning
  • Direct-write photolithography
  • Crystal self-assembly


  • Nanofibers of natural and synthetic polymers
  • Polymer-matrix composites
  • Nanowires of inorganic compounds
  • Metal nanoparticles


  • Tissue engineering
  • Biomedical Microdevices
  • Medical Instruments
  • Membrane-based water treatment technologies


The laboratory provides high standards of learning and scholarships to a diverse student population. Students will be prepared to study, apply and create novel structures, devices, and systems as solutions for emerging healthcare and environment challenges, and enter the profession of advanced manufacturing and microfabrication. We encourage interaction with persons from other engineering disciplines and biomedical fields in cooperative efforts in areas of education and development of the team concept. The TAN Lab supports the mission of the Department of Industrial Manufacturing & Systems Engineering at the Texas Tech University.




Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering