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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

Tasoglu, Savas

Savas Tasoglu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests:  
Portable Diagnostic Devices, 3D printed Microfluidics, Magnetics, Bioprinting, Bottom-up Tissue Engineering, and Cryopreservation.
For prospective students: tlab.applicant@gmail.com    
UTEB 372, 191 Auditorium Road 
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3247
Office Phone: (860) 486-5919
Ph.D., UC Berkeley 2008-2011
Postdoc, Harvard Medical School 2011-2014

Research Summary:

Our lab at UConn focuses on the study of micro/nano- fluidic transport phenomena, micro-assembly approaches for soft functional biomaterial fabrication, and development of portable and smart technologies utilizing magnetics, microfluidics, and 3D printing with applications in health care and life sciences by closely working with our collaborators at UConn Health Center, Harvard Medical School and Yale School of Medicine. More information about current projects can be found at the Tasoglu Lab website:


Selected Honors and Awards:
  • American Heart Scientist Development Award, 2015 UConn Research

  • Excellence Program Award, 2015

  • UC Berkeley Institute Fellowship for Preparing Future Faculty, 201

  • UC Berkeley Chang-Lin Tien Fellowship, 2010

  • UC Berkeley Allen D. Wilson Memorial Scholarship, 2010

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

  1. S Knowlton, I Sencan, Y Aytar, J Khoory, MM Heeney, IC Ghiran, S Tasoglu, “Sickle Cell Detection Using a Smartphone”, Scientific Reports, 5:15022, DOI: 10.1038/srep15022 (2015).

  2. S Knowlton, CH Yu, N Jain, IC Ghiran, S Tasoglu, “Smart-Phone Based Magnetic Levitation for Measuring Densities”, PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134400 (2015).

  3. S Tasoglu, J Khoory, H Tekin, C Thomas, A Karnoub, I Ghiran, U Demirci, “Levitational Image Cytometry with Temporal Resolution”, Advanced Materials, 27(26), 3901-3908 (2015).

  4. S Tasoglu, C Hsiang Yu, V Liadudanskaya, S Guven, C Migliaresi, U Demirci, “Magnetic Levitational Assembly for Living Material Fabrication, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 1469-1476 (2015).

  5. S. Tasoglu, E. Diller, S. Guven, M. Sitti, U. Demirci, “Untethered micro-robotic coding of three-dimensional material composition”, Nature Communications, 5, 3124 (2014).

  6. S. Tasoglu, C.H. Yu, H.I. Gungordu, S. Guven, T. Vural, U. Demirci, “Guided and magnetic self-assembly of magnetoceptive gels” Nature Communications, 5, 4702 (2014). Highlighted in Nature Physics, 10, 706 (2014). Highlighted in Nature 514, 574–575, (2014)

  7. S. Tasoglu, D. Kavaz, U.A. Gurkan, S. Guven, P. Chen, R. Zheng, U. Demirci, “Paramagnetic Levitational Assembly of Hydrogels”, Advanced Materials, 25(8), 1137-43 (2013).

  8. S. Tasoglu, H. Safaee, X. Zhang, J.L. Kingsley, P.N. Catalano, U.A. Gurkan, A. Nureddin, E. Kayaalp, R.M. Anchan, R.L. Maas, E. Tüzel, U. Demirci, “Exhaustion of racing sperm in nature-mimicking microfluidic channels during sorting”, Small, 9(20), 3366 (2013). Highlighted in Nature Medicine, 19(4), 800 (2013).

  9. S. Tasoglu, G. Kaynak, A.J. Szeri, U. Demirci, M. Muradoglu, “Impact of a compound droplet on a flat surface: A model for single cell epitaxy”, Physics of Fluids, 22, 082103 (2010).