Our Faculty, Staff & Students

Contact Us

Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

Dr. Ki Chon
Phone: (860) 486-4767
Email: kchon@engr.uconn.edu

Staff

Lisa Ephraim
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (860) 486-0163
E-mail: lisae@engr.uconn.edu

Jennifer Desrosiers
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennd@engr.uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Admin Service Assistant III
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu

 

Main Office Address

Biomedical Engineering Department
A.B. Bronwell Building, Room 217
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Phone: (860) 486-5838
Fax: (860) 486-2500

Undergraduate Course Schedule Spring 2016

Class details are subject to change. Last updated 10/5/2015. Check Peoplesoft for classroom assignments. For Honors section information, go to http://honors.uconn.edu/academics/current-honors-courses/.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 
BME 3700 Biomaterials
TTh 11:00am-12:15pm
Y. Khan, S. Kumbar, L. Nair, K. Gielo-Perczak, & Y. Huang
                               
BME 3700 Biomaterials
TTh 11:00am-12:15pm
Y. Khan, S. Kumbar, L. Nair,  K. Gielo-Perczak, & Y. Huang
       
 
ENGR 1166-013 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 9:30-10:45am
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
ENGR 1166-013 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 9:30-10:45am
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
 
ENGR 1166-015 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 12:30-1:45pm
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
ENGR 1166-015 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 12:30-1:45pm
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
BME 4985-001 Special Topics in BME Sensory Neuroscience Lab
M 2:30pm-5:30pm
H. Read
Instructor Consent Required
ENGR 1166-017 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 3:30-4:45pm
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
ENGR 1166-017 Foundations of Engineering-BME Section
TTh 3:30-4:45pm
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
 
 
BME 4985-003 Special Topics in BME Drug Delivery
M 3:00pm-6:00pm
S. Kumbar
Instructor Consent Required

 

BME 3120/ENGR 3120 LabVIEW Basics for Engineers
T 5:00-5:50pm
D. Kaputa

BME 4600 Biosolid Mechanics
W 5:00pm-7:30pm
D. Pierce
 
BME 4985 Special Topics in BME Developing Mobile Apps for Healthcare
Th
5:00pm-7:30pm
G. Zheng
BME 4910 Senior Design II
F 1:00pm-5:00pm
K. Gielo-Perczak, P. Kumavor, & Y. Huang
Castleman 118
BME 4201 Introduction to Medical Imaging
MW 3:00-4:15pm
Q. Zhu
BME 4985-004 Special Topics in BME Sensory Neuroscience Lab
T 2:00pm-5:00pm
H. Read
Instructor Consent Required
 
BME 4201 Introduction to Medical Imaging
MW 3:00-4:15pm
Q. Zhu
                                                
    
 
BME 4985-006 Special Topics in BME Computational and Systems Biology
T 2:00pm-5:00pm
K. Brown
Instructor Consent Required
BME 4985-008 Special Topics in BME
W 4:30-7:30pm
M. Escabi
Instructor Consent Required
   
 
BME 4985-007 Special Topics in BME Biosensors and Nanodevices for Biomedical Applications
T 1:00-4:00pm
K. Hoshino
Instructor Consent Required
     

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are provided here for only those courses with a temporary course number such as BME 4985-XXX.

BME 4985-001 and 004 Special Topics in BME: Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory

Techniques employed in the experimental investigation of sensory neuroscience. Laboratory exercises in psychophysics and assessment of human and animal sensory abilities. Elementary MatLab computer programming is used to synthesize and process sound files and analyze psychophysics data. A one-hour lecture and two-two hour labs each week.

BME 4985-003 Special Topics in BME: Drug Delivery

This course will introduce students to the concept of drug delivery systems that provide pharmaceutical agents at target tissues, the mechanism of pharmacokinetic regulation, the basics, technology, and applications of drug delivery systems. The emphasis is on the understanding of the principles of pharmacokinetics and drug delivery systems that improve clinical efficacy and reduce side effects. The course will emphasize presentation skills, and realization of the importance of the field. The course will be taught through traditional didactic lectures (70%), independent learning and class presentations (30%).

BME 4985-006 Special Topics in BME: Computational and Systems Biology

As our ability to acquire biological data on large scales has increased, the role of computational and mathematical analyses in biology has grown dramatically. Computation, applied mathematics, and applied statistics have become an important complement to almost every part of biological research. This course will introduce these kinds of analyses in two speci c domains: biological sequence (DNA, RNA, proteins) analysis and quantitative mathematical models of cell biological processes (systems and quantitative biology). In the biological sequence unit, topics we will cover
include probabilistic models of DNA evolution, phylogenetic trees, sequence alignment, and hidden Markov models. In the systems biology unit, we will discuss modeling of metabolic networks, signal transduction pathways, and gene regulatory networks. Numerous real-world examples will be used throughout to demonstrate the analysis techniques.

BME 4985-007 Special Topics in BME: Biosensors and Nanodevices for Biomedical Applications

Biosensors, also known as molecular sensors or chemical sensors, along with emerging nanotechnologies offer not only valuable tools but also unlimited possibilities for engineers and scientists to explore the biomedical science. This course covers the current and emerging technologies of biosensors for biomedical applications, explaining the principles of molecular sensing and assessing types of sensing technologies currently available. Miniaturization is key to advancing biosensors which is based on bioassays including immunoassay, cell separation, DNA amplification and analysis, among many other examples. The course also covers the role of nano/micro electro mechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) technologies in biosensors, including BioMEMS, MicroTAS and Lab on a Chip among others.

BME 4985-008 Special Topics in BME: Neuronal Information Processing Systems

This course explores mathematical models and theories for how the brain encodes and processes information. Mechanisms of signal generation, transmission and coding by neurons and dendrites. Sensory processing by the visual and auditory systems, including: mechanisms of transduction, coding, feature extraction, and signal-to-noise ratio enhancement.  Information theoretic analysis of signal encoding and transmission in the nervous system. This course assumes a background in linear systems and feedback control systems.

BME 4985-009 Special Topics in BME: Developing Mobile Apps for Healthcare

Mobile apps for smartphones and tablets are changing the way doctors and patients approach health care. Many are designed for the doctors themselves, ranging from handy databases about drugs and diseases to sophisticated monitors that read a person’s blood pressure, glucose levels or asthma symptoms. Others are for the patients to gather diagnostic data, for example, or simply to help coordinate care, giving patients an easy way to keep track of their conditions and treatments. In this course, we will learn the basic elements of apps development on Android platforms, including XML, java, UI interface and etc. No previous programming experience is needed. The final project is chosen from Engineering World Health: developing an app for hearing-loss diagnosis. This course is ideal for students who want to develop healthcare-related apps for their senior design. The evaluation will be based on homework assignments and the final project; no exams. Enrollment requirements: Materials are designed for Junior and Senior. No previous programming knowledge is expected. A laptop with at least 4G memory is needed in the class.