Our Faculty, Staff & Students

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Professor and Department Head

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


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

Jennifer Seyford
Administrative Program Support III
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennifer.seyford@uconn.edu

Birgit Sawstrom
Administrative Program Support II
Phone: (860) 486-1267 
E-mail: birgit.sawstrom@uconn.edu

Sowmya Ramesh
Financial Assistant I
Phone: (860) 486-7139
E-mail: sowmya.ramesh@uconn.edu

Sarah Dunnack
Administrative Program Support I
Phone: (860) 486-5838
E-mail: sarah.dunnack@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

Wei, Mei

Mei Wei, Ph.D.
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 
97 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3137
Storrs CT 06269
Office Phone: (860) 486-9253
Ph.D., University of New South Wales 

Research Summary:

The Wei laboratory emphasizes the integration of current engineering science with emerging fields of engineering applications and processes. Our research focuses on the development of novel biomaterials for tissue repair and regeneration. Due to the nature of our research, students work on multidisciplinary, team-based research projects, which involve scientists from disciplines including Materials Science, Polymer Science, Biology, Animal Science, Computer Science as well as Industry Partners.

More information about current projects can be found at:


Selected Publications:
  1. E Kramer, B Kunkemoeller, M Wei. “Evaluation of alkaline pre-treatment of PLLA fibers for biomimetic hydroxyapatite coating,” Surface and Coatings Technology, 2014, 244, 23-28
  2. Z Xia, M Villa, M Wei. “A biomimetic collagen–apatite scaffold with a multi-level lamellar structure for bone tissue engineering,” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 1998-2007
  3. X Yu, M Wei.  ”Cellular Performance Comparison of Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Coating and Alkaline Treated Titanium Surface,” BioMed. Res. Int., accepted, 2013
  4. X Yu, M Wei, J Walsh. “Covalent Immobilization of Collagen on Titanium through Polydopamine Coating to Improve Cellular Performances of MC3T3-E1 Cells.” RSC Advances, accepted, 2013
  5. E Kramer, M Zilm, M Wei. “A comparative study of the sintering behavior of pure and iron-substituted hydroxyapatite.”  Bioceramics Development and Applications, accepted, 2013