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

Biosystems, Imaging, & Instrumentation

Biosystems engineering is commonly defined as the analysis, design, and control of biologically-based systems and plays an essential role in the development of devices and instruments for medical purposes. Biomedical imaging involves the use of technology to image biological molecules, cells, tissues, organs, body parts, and/or the entire human body. It is commonly used in the detection and characterization of existing and/or developing pathologies and relies heavily on imaging analyses and computer diagnoses. Biosignal processing is used by biomedical engineers to detect, classify, and analyze signals produced by the body. It is widely used in medical devices, such as an implantable defibrillator that acts as a personal physician monitoring the biosignal of the heart and, if a heart attack occurs, the device restores normal heart function.

In addition, this track contains many aspects of bioinstrumentation, which uses electronics, measurement principles and techniques, and innovative biosensors to develop devices for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating diseases. Bioinstrumentation used by physicians can be seen monitoring the condition of patients during surgery or during intensive care. Bioinstrumentation engineers develop and investigate many tools to detect, diagnose, and study biological conditions. For example, medical imaging systems apply energy, such as X rays, or sound waves, to the body to create detailed pictures of internal structures. Biomedical engineers have developed certain lasers and other devices to help treat disorders. Lasers, which produce narrow, powerful beams of light, make possible bloodless surgery on blood vessels, nerve fibers, retinas and corneas.

Faculty Profiles and Labs:

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escabi Monty Escabi Lab
Hoshino-photo Kazunori Hoshino Lab
javidi2 Bahram Javidi Lab
lei Insoo Kim Lab
lei Yu Lei Lab
Changchun Liu Lab
Sina Shahbazmohamadi  
Ali Tamayol Lab
Yi Zhang Lab
Guoan Zheng Lab