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Rajeev Bansal
Interim Director, Biomedical Engineering Program
Professor and Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office: ITEB 463, University of Connecticut (Storrs) 
Phone: (860)486-3410
Email: rajeev@engr.uconn.edu
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Jinbo Bi
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Office: ITEB 233, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-1458
Email: jinbo@engr.uconn.edu
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Kevin Brown
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 206, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-6975
Email: kevin.s.brown@uconn.edu
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Research interests: Complex biological systems, employing methodology from dynamical systems, Bayesian and nonparametric statistics, computational biology, and statistical signal processing

   
John Enderle
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Brownwell 209, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-5521
Email: jenderle@engr.uconn.edu
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Monty Escabi
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ITEB 339, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-0063
Email: escabi@uchc.edu
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Krystyna Gielo-Perczak
Associate Professor in Residence
Office: Bronwell 204, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-0370
Email: krystyna.gielo-perczak@engr.uconn.edu
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Kazunori Hoshino
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 305, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-4294
Email: hoshino@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Nano/micro-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS) based detection and analysis of cancer cells; nano and micro scale mechanical sensing and optical imaging

   

Bahram Javidi
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office:  ITEB 443, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-2867
Email: bahram@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Real-time multi-dimensional imaging, visualization, and information processing; Nanotechnology in optical sensing, imaging, visualization, and display; Biomedical optics/photonics for imaging; Imaging for visualization and identification of dynamic biological micro/nano-organisms

   
Mohammad Khan
Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Office:  ITEB 363, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (217)721-1234
Email: maifi.khan@engr.uconn.edu
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Yusuf Khan
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Office: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
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Email: ykhan@uchc.edu
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Liisa Kuhn
Associate Professor, Reconstructive Sciences
Office:  Reconstructive Sciences, University of  Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-3922
Email: lkuhn@uchc.edu
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Patrick D. Kumavor
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 207, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-0369
Email: dzify@engr.uconn.edu

   

Sangamesh G. Kumbar
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Office:  Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-4209
Email: kumbar@uchc.edu
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Research interests: Synthesis and characterization of novel biomaterials/polymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications

   
Cato T. Laurencin
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Office:  Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-4068
Email: laurencin@uchc.edu
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Yu Lei
Associate Professor, Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering
Office: UTEB 274, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-4554
Email: ylei@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Biosensor, chemical sensor, bionanotechnology, harsh environmental sensor

   
George Lykotrafitis
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Office: UTEB 374, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-2439
Email: gelyko@engr.uconn.edu
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Ion Mandoiu
Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Office: ITEB 261, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-3784
Email: ion@engr.uconn.edu
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Lakshmi Sreedharan Nair
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Office: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-7190
Email: nair@uchc.edu
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Mu-Ping Nieh
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Office: IMS, University of Connecticut Storrs
Phone: (860)486-8708
Email: mu-ping.nieh@ims.uconn.edu
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Research Interests: Design for biomaterials, theragnostic nanocarriers, self-assembly process, structure-function relationship

   
Syam P. Nukavarapu
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Office: Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-4183
Email: syam@uchc.edu
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Research Interests: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Advanced Structures for Bone and Osteochondral Defect Repair and Regeneration, Stem Cell Concentration Methods, Developing Clinically Relevant Tissue Engineering Strategies
   
Donald R. Peterson
Associate Professor, Medicine
Office: Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center
Phone: (860)679-4665
Email: peterson@uchc.edu
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David Pierce
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Office: UTEB 376, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-4109
Email: dmpierce@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Theory, development and application of pragmatic computational methods for physical problems of practical importance using computational and experimental solid (bio)mechanics, finite element methods, applied mathematics, and corollary programming/software

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Yong-Jun Shin
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 205, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-7153
Email: yshin@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Applying computational engineering methods (e.g., feedback control theory, adaptive signal processing, etc.) to model and understand intelligent features (e.g, adaptation, robustness, etc.) of biological systems. Validating insights/predictions gained from computational modeling by using microfluidics/bioMEMS-based experimentation

Ranjan Srivastava
Associate Professor, Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering
Office: University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-2802
Email: srivasta@engr.uconn.edu
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Mei Wei
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Dean, School of Engineering
Office: IMS 142, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-9253
Email: m.wei@ims.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Biomaterials for tissue repair and drug delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, biomimetic coatings, organic and inorganic composites, magnetic nanoparticles for contrast agent and cancer treatment, biomaterial-cell interactions, and in vivo tests of biomaterials

   
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Chen Xu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 210, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-2248
Email: cxu@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Light propagation in the scatter medium, Near Infrared tomography using diffused waves, photoacoustic imaging, Ultrasound imaging, clinical applications of these techniques on cancer detection and diagnosis

   
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Guoan Zheng
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Office: Bronwell 208, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-6973
Email: zheng@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Computational imaging, high-throughput imaging/screening technologies, and miniaturized analysis systems

   

Quing Zhu
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office: ITEB 337, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-5523
Email: zhu@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Near Infrared tomography using diffused waves, photoacoustic/ultrasound imaging, Optical Coherence Tomography, clinical applications of these techniques on cancer detection and diagnosis

   

Pinar Zorlutuna
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Office: UTEB 372, University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Phone: (860)486-5088
Email: zorlutuna@engr.uconn.edu
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Research interests: Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine including stem cell research and engineering of bio-inspired systems. Current research is focused on using micro and nanofabrication approaches for controlling cellular behavior with particular emphasis on designing systems for co-culturing different cell types in a physiologically relevant manner for engineering complex tissues and for directing stem cell differentiation

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