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Anand Jagota

Position: Professor and Founding Chair

Address: Iacocca Hall
111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4396

Areas of Research

  • Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Nanobiotechnology


Anand Jagota is professor and founding chair the bioengineering program at Lehigh. His research interests are in biomaterials, biomechanics, and nanobiotechnology. His group works on properties, processing, and modeling of DNA interactions with nanomaterials, specifically on its hybrids with carbon nanotubes. He also has interests in nanomechanics, biomechanics, adhesion and friction. In another active project, his group works on biomimetic fibrillar interfaces with enhanced adhesion, friction, and compliance achieved by design of near-surface architecture. Currently, Jagota's lab is engaged in research projects in solution-based processing of carbon nanotubes, the biomimetics of fibrillar adhesion, and adhesion and mechanical properties.

Jaogta has authored three book chapters and more than 115 refereed journal articles. He maintains strong collaborations with academic colleagues and participates closely in developing the Ph.D. dissertations of many students. He constantly seeks novel approaches to education and exposition, particularly when it comes to presentation of principles and content.