Dr. Rupak Dua is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Hampton University. Dr. Dua earned his doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialization in Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials from Florida International University. Dr. Dua worked for two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Orthopedic Research and Education housed in Texas Medical Center. Before joining Hampton University in 2018, Dr. Dua worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College, where he taught and supervised undergraduates on clinically translated research projects. Dr. Dua’s current research focusses on improving or finding solutions for the musculoskeletal system disorders that still exists clinically by employing biomimetics, chemical, and tissue engineering approaches. Dr. Dua’s research has been funded by several organizations, including the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has also won several international and national awards for his research, teaching and leadership qualities.