Welcome to the BEAMS (Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science) website! Our research focuses on the intersection of biomedical engineering and materials science. We are based at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, TN. We are also part of the Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) department at the University of Knoxville. While BEAMS is a new group name, Dr. Jacqueline Johnson has been working at UTSI since November 2007. Dr. Charles Johnson followed in January 2008 and Dr. Lee Leonard joined in 2009.