Our Faculty, Staff & Students

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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 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

Biomechanics

Biomechanics, or biological mechanics, uses the principles of mechanics to investigate the effects of energy and forces on biological matter and/or material systems in order to model and predict the mechanical behavior of a living system. Biomechanics is often broken down into two aspects: biofluid mechanics and biosolid mechanics, where biofluid mechanics deals with the properties and movement of fluids under the influence of a force while biosolid mechanics deals with the properties and movement of solids. A typical focus is the cardiovascular system and blood’s flow properties. Biomechanical engineers also study the flow of fluids in the body and the transfer of chemical substances across membranes and synthetic materials. Biomechanics also includes the study of motion, material deformation, and fluid flow. For example, studies of the fluid dynamics involved in blood circulation have contributed to the development of artificial hearts, while an understanding of joint mechanics has contributed to the design of prosthetic limbs.

Faculty Profiles and Labs:

WPI  -Faculty & Staff Headshots Krystyna Gielo-Perczak Lab
Hoshino-photo Kazunori Hoshino Lab
lykotrafitis2 George Lykotrafitis Lab
dmpierce David Pierce Lab