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 Seyford
Financial Assistant II
Phone: (860) 486-0116
E-mail: jennifer.seyford@uconn.edu

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

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

Graduate Spring 2013 Course Schedule

Class details are subject to change. Last updated 1/18/2013

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
BME 6086-001
Sensory Neuroscience Lab
M 3:00pm-6:00pm
H. Read
Instructor Consent Required
BME 5800
Bioinformatics
T 6:00-9:00pm
R. Simon
50% classes held at UCHC/50% classes held at Storrs
BME 5700
Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
W 4:00-6:30pm
P. Zorlutuna 
BME 5100
Physiological Modeling
Th 4:00-7:00pm
M. Escabi
Instructor Consent Required 
BME 6126
Optics for Biomedical Engineers
F 2:00-4:30pm
B. Javidi
Instructor Consent Required for Undergrads
See course description below
 BME 6086-003
Special Topics in BME: Systems Neuroscience
M 3:00-4:00pm,
Th 3:00-5:00pm
D. Kim
BME 5210
Biomedical Optics: Tissue Optics, Instruments & Imaging
T 4:00-6:30pm
Q. Zhu
Instructor Consent Required
zhu@engr.uconn.edu
See course description below
 BME 6086-003
Special Topics in BME: Systems Neuroscience
M 3:00-4:00pm,
Th 3:00-5:00pm
D. Kim
BME 6094
BME Graduate Seminar
F 12:00-12:50pm
Q. Zhu & W. Sun
Seminar Schedule
***Note new Catalog # and Name (was BME 6086)
BME 5050
Engineering Problems in the Hospital
F. Painter
M 4:00-7:00pm
Clinical Engineering Interns ONLY
Instructor Consent Required
BME 5500
Clinical Instrumentation Systems
T 6:30-9:00pm
M. Luby
BME 6160 Computational Genomics
MW 3:30pm-4:45pm
I. Mandoiu
Instructor Consent Required
BME 6086-012
Special Topics in BME: Eukaryotic Cell Biology
Lecture: Tu 9:00am-11:00am
Discussions: Fr 9:00am-11:30am
L. Klobutcher & A. Cowan
UCHC
See course description below
BME 6160 Computational Genomics
MW 3:30pm-4:45pm
I. Mandoiu
Instructor Consent Required
 BME 6086-004
Special Topics in BME: Introduction to PK & PD
M 6:00pm-9:00pm
M. Gastonguay
Instructor Consent Required
marcg@metrumrg.com
BME 5010
Research Methods in BME
T 4:00pm-6:30pm
P. Faghri
BME 5060
Clinical Engineering Rotations I
Th 9:00-11:00am
F. Painter
Clinical Engineering Interns ONLY
Instructor Consent Required
***Note new Catalog # and Name (was BME 6086 HC Clinical Rotations I)

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are provided here for only those courses with a temporary course number such as BME 6086-XX. Undergraduate and Graduate course descriptions are provided at the BME website under either the BS Degree Program Description or the Graduate Program Handbook.

BME 5210 Biomedical Optics: Tissue Optics, Instruments and Imaging
3 credits. Lecture. Prerequisites: PHYS 1502Q and ECE 3101
Principles and imaging of biomedical optics. Optical absorption, scattering and their biological origins, radiative transfer equation and diffusion theory, diffuse optical tomography, Monte Carlo modeling and photon transport in biological tissue, ballistic light imaging, time domain, frequency domain and continuous light measurement systems, optical coherence tomography, and photoacoustic tomography.

BME 6086-012 Special Topics in BME: Eukaryotic Cell Biology
4 credits.The class is organized into 13 modules that cover key areas in the field of Cell Biology. Each module consists of two lectures followed by a discussion session. The discussion sessions will usually involve the detailed consideration of a research article. In addition to lectures and paper discussions, the course will include two practical learning experiences. First, in conjunction with a paper writing assignment, students will serve as “reviewers” for manuscripts from their classmates, following a format that would be typical for a submitted journal article. The faculty discussion group leader will then serve as the “editor”, providing feedback to both the student author and reviewers. Second, the course will conclude with a “Cell Biology Meeting”, which will be organized like a scientific conference, and where students will provide short oral presentations on their paper topics. Students will also be assigned organizational and leadership roles in the Cell Biology Meeting, such as serving as session chairs and keynote speakers.

BME 6126 Optics for Biomedical Engineers
3 credits. Lecture. Also offered as ECE 6126
Two-dimensional signal processing using optical techniques. Topics include: review of two-dimensional linear system theory; scalar diffraction theory, Fresnel and Fraunhofer diffraction; Fourier transforming and imaging properties of lenses; image formation; frequency analysis of optical imaging systems; modulation transfer function; two-dimensional spatial filtering; coherent optical information processing; frequency-domain spatial filter synthesis; holography, Fourier and nonlinear holograms.