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Stevin H. Gehrke, Ph.D.

Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Graduate Studies Director
Primary office:
Learned Hall
Room 4149A


Dr. Gehrke’s research involves exploring novel uses of hydrogels, controlled drug delivery, and protein-based biomaterials. He is extensive published in these areas. His research has resulted several patents. Dr. Gehrke has unique approach in some of his biomedical research, looking to insects for potential cartilage replacements.

Teaching Interests

  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biomedical Product Design and Development
  • Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

  • Hydrogels
  • Controlled Drug Delivery
  • Protein-Based Biomaterials