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The development of artificial heart valves, artificial veins, and non-reactive coatings for medical implants such as artificial knees. A drug delivery systems that relies on controlled particle size and shape, and biologically active surfaces. Virtual wheelchairs to assist persons with disabilities.  coatings for artificial knees, heart valve replacements.

Clarkson combines expertise in  engineering, biomaterials, and physical therapy to develop methods and materials that enhance rehabilitation, occupational health and new medical technologies. The goal is to develop technology that will improve the quality of life for a number of individuals. 

At Clarkson's Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST), biotechnology, physical therapy, science and assistive technology come together to improve lives impacted by injury or disease.


Using a creative interdisciplinary approach and the power of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Clarkson Professor Igor Sokolov and his team have discovered previously unknown features that differentiate cancerous cells from healthy ones.

Learn more about Sokolov's groundbreaking research.

Center for Health Sciences and Physical Therapy

Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)