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Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair

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


Harley Erickson
Program Assistant II & Graduate Admissions Assistant
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: harley@engr.uconn.edu

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

Amanda Sierpinski
Financial Assistant II (Grants and Contracts) 
Phone: (860) 486-3869
E-mail: ams13020@engr.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

Nguyen, Thanh Duc

Thanh Duc Nguyen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Materials Science
Research Interests:  
Nano- and Micro- Technology Enabled Biomedical Applications
Room 312 Engineering II (temporary)
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3139 
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Phone:   
Ph.D., Princeton University
Postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Summary:

My research focuses on the development of materials, devices and systems at nano- and micro- scales for applications in biomedicine. The research is highly interdisciplinary and covers a wide range of areas, including nanomanufacturing, “smart” materials, bioelectronics, microfluidics, nanobiointerfaces, cell mechanics, cellular engineering, biomaterials, regenerative engineering and drug delivery.

See my webpage for more information about my research.

Selected Publications:
  1. Cung, K., Han, B. J., Nguyen, T. D., Mao, S., Yeh, Y. W., Xu, S., Naik, R. R., Poirier, G., Yao, N., Purohit, P. K. & McAlpine, M. C. Biotemplated synthesis of PZT nanowires. Nano Lett. 13, 6197-6202, (2013).
  2. Nguyen, T. D., Mao, S., Yeh, Y. W., Purohit, P. K. & McAlpine, M. C. Nanoscale Flexoelectricity. Adv. Mater. 25, 946-974, (2013).
  3. Nguyen, T. D., Hogue, I. B., Cung, K., Purohit, P. K. & McAlpine, M. C. Tension-induced neurite growth in microfluidic channels. Lab Chip 13, 3735-3740, (2013).
  4. Nguyen, T. D., Deshmukh, N., Nagarah, J. M., Kramer, T., Purohit, P. K., Berry, M. J. & McAlpine, M. C. Piezoelectric nanoribbons for monitoring cellular deformations. Nat. Nanotech. 7, 587-593, (2012).
  5. Qi, Y., Nguyen, T. D., Purohit, P. K., McAlpine, M. C. & Someya, T. Stretchable Piezoelectric Nanoribbons for Biocompatible Energy Harvesting.Stretchable Electronics, 111-139, (2012).