Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics

The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) is a multi-disciplinary resource dedicated to furthering research and development in biomaterials, biomechanics, and nano-technology.

Alex Fok, Director of the MDRCBBAlex Fok, Director of the MDRCBB


research thrusts

The Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomechanics and Biomaterials conducts research in a number of fields, including biomineralization/hard tissue regeneration and biomedical surfaces and interfaces.

History of the MDRCBB

The MDRCBB is an umbrella organization, charged with the management of a large human and physical resource base on a broad platform of research into biomechanics, biomaterials, and related sciences. The MDRCBB was launched when the traditional barriers between University and Industry were coming down - when University and Industry rediscovered each other and realized that their strengths are complementary and that they can leverage each other's ability and productivity by closer cooperation.

Contact us

Director: Dr. Alex Fok

16-212 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Specialist: Diane Blumenfeld
Phone: 612-625-0950
Fax: 612-626-1484 

Services & equipment available to use or rent upon request. 
For information on availability and fees applied, e-mail your inquiries to:
Bonita VanHeel: bvanheel@umn.edu