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Biomedical Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Ki Chon
Department Head and Krenicki Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email Real-time detection of atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter and atrial tachycardia and noninvasive assessment of diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (DCAN) from surface ECG, vital sign monitoring
Martin Han
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email 3D Silicon- and Polymer-based Multisite Microelectrodes as Neural Prostheses for Treatment of Neurological Disorders; Study of Electrode-brain Interface; 3D Reconstruction of Immunohistologically-stained Brain Tissues
Kazunori Hoshino
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
 Email Nano and Micro Electromechanical Systems (NEMS/MEMS), Microfluidic Systems for Disease Detection and Analysis, Nano and Micro scale Mechanical Sensing and Optical imaging, Scanning Probe Microscopy
Cato T. Laurencin
University Professor
Email Nanotechnology, Biomaterials Science, Regenerative Engineering
Wai Hong (Kevin) Lo
Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology; Department of Biomedical Engineering; UConn Stem Cell; Institute Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
Email Targeted Drug Delivery; Inductive Small Molecule based Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering; Intracellular Gene and Drug Delivery Systems; Signal Transduction Mechanisms; Protein Engineering
Sina Shahbazmohamadi
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email
Wendy S. Vanden Berg-Foels
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Email Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Stem Cell Characterization, Signaling Molecule Delivery to Stimulate Regeneration, Connective Tissue 3D Architecture, SEM-FIB, Helium Ion Microscopy

 

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
George Bollas
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email High Temperature Processes, Chemical-looping Combustion, Biomass Pyrolysis, Catalytic Processes, Process Modeling Optimization and Control
Kelly A. Burke
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email Stimuli-responsive Polymers, Natural and Synthetic Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering
Anson W. K. Ma
Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
 Email Rheology and Processing of Nanofluids; Inkjet and 3D Printing; Nanoparticle-based Drug Delivery
Jeffrey McCutcheon
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Membrane Separations, Polymer Electrospinning, Forward Osmosis/Osmotic Power
Cato T. Laurencin
University Professor
Email Nanotechnology, Biomaterials Science, Regenerative Engineering
Yu Lei
Castleman Professor  of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email Biosensor, Chemical Sensor, Harsh Environmental Sensor, Bionanotechnology
William Mustain
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email Electrocatalysis; Nanomaterials; Materials Genomics; Low Temperature Fuel Cells; Li-ion Batteries; Supercapacitors; Electrochemical Utilization of CO2
Mu-Ping Nieh
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
 Email Self-assembled Functional Nanomaterials, Nano-structural Characterization, Soft Material Function-structure Relationship, Theragnostic Delivery Carriers, Sensing Materials, Biomembranes, Nanodiscs, Nano-vesicles, Surfactant Morphology
Richard Parnas
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email Bio-renewable Process Design for Solid and Liquid Materials from Waste Streams Lightly Crosslinked Polymer/Protein Hybrids

 

Leslie Shor
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering
 Email Microfluidics, Photolithography and 3D Printing, Microbial Biofilms, Nanoparticle-based Agrochemical Delivery, Agriculture Biotechnology, Antimicrobial & Antibiofouling Assays
Luyi Sun
Associate Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
 Email Multifunctional Nanostructured Hybrids, Nanomaterials, Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites, Polymer Processing, Green Science and Engineering, Energy Conversion and Storage, Layered Materials
Julia Valla
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Email Hierarchical Pore Structure Zeolites as Multifunctional Catalysts and Sorbents, Coal and Biomass to Fuels and Chemicals, Refinery Processes

Chemistry

Name Email Research Topics
Douglas Adamson
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Polymer Synthesis, Polymer Nanocomposites, Graphene, Self-Assembly, Bio-Inspired Materials, High Vacuum Anionic Polymerization
Alexandru Asandei
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Controlled Radical Polymerization, Block Copolymers, Fluoropolymers, Catalysis, Biodegradable Polymers, Organometallic Chemistry
William F. Bailey
Professor of Chemistry
Email Synthetic Applications of Organolithium Chemistry, Main-Group Organometallics, Reaction mechanisms, Molecular Structure and Energetics
Jie He
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email Programmable Synthesis of Polymer/Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Biomimetic Self-assembly of Hybrid Materials at all Scales, Molecule-mimicking Self-assembly of Anisotropic Colloids in Solution, and Biomedical Applications of Hybrid Materials
Rajeswari M. Kasi
Polymer Program Director and Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Responsive Polymers, New Self Assembling Polymer Architectures Including Blocks, Brushes and Liquid Crystalline Units, Protein-polymer Conjugates, Polymer Nano Composites
Challa Vijaya Kumar
Professor of Physical and Biological Chemistry
Email Photochemistry at Interfaces, Biocatalysis, High Temperature Enzymology, Sensing of Cancer Biomarkers, Chiral Protein Scissors, Biocatalytic Nanomaterials and Nanofluids
Yao Lin
Associate Professor of Chemistry 
Email Bioinspired Macromolecules, Supramolecular Polymers and Polymerization, Hybrid Nanomaterials

 

Tomoyasu Mani
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email Photochemistry and Photophysics, Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy, Pulse Radiolysis, Organic Synthesis
Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos
Professor of Chemistry 
Email Self-assembly, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry, Photophysics, Carbon Nanotubes, Implantable Glucose and Metabolite Sensors, Quantum Dots, Photovoltaics, Immunoassays, and Microfluidics
Eugene Pinkhassik
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Email Nanomaterials and Nanodevices with New and Superior Properties to Address Current Problems in Energy-related Technologies, Medical Imaging and Treatment, and Environmental Sensing
Rebecca C. Quardokus
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), with its ability to image individual atoms and molecules, is the primary tool used to investigate surface-confined molecular interactions and two-dimensional materials.
Jessica Rouge
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email Enzymes, Nucleic Acids and Nanoparticles
James F. Rusling
Professor of Chemistry and Cell Biology
Email Medical Diagnostics, Toxicity, LC-MS

 

Thomas Seery
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science
Email Nanocomposite Syntheses, Polymer Solutions, Hydrogels with Hydrophobic Associations, Polyelectrolytes in Nonaqueous Solvents, Light Scattering
Gregory A. Sotzing
Professor of Chemistry Polymer Science
Email Polymer Synthesis, Conjugated and Conductive Polymers, Electrochromic Devices, Conductive Textile, High Dielectric Low Loss Materials
Steven L. Suib
Director of IMS, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Professor of Chemistry
Email Catalysis, Ceramics, Adsorbents, Materials

 

Jing Zhao
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Email Metal and Semiconductor Nanomaterials, Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging, Single Particle Spectroscopy, Fluorescence, Surface Plasmon Resonance, and Surface-Enhanced Raman

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Maria Chrysochoou
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Soils, Recycling and Treatment of Hazardous Waste, Environmental Geochemistry
Shinae Jang
Assistant Professor in Residence of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Email Smart Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Structural Dynamics
Baikun Li
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email Biological Water Treatment, Bioenergy Production from Waste Treatment, Environmental Biotechnology, Biosensor Development
Ramesh B. Malla
Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Email Structural Mechanics, Dynamics & Vibrations of Structures, Finite Element Analysis & Modeling, Energy Harvesting Systems, Granular Materials, Bridge Joint Sealants and Monitoring
Kay Wille
Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Email Material Design, Structural Application and Numerical Simulation of Ultra-high Performance Concrete (UHPC)
Arash E. Zaghi
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email Multifunctional Metal/Non-Metal Composites, Advanced Construction Material, Sensors, Mechanical Characterization, and Finite Element Simulation
Wei Zhang
Assistant Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Email Fatigue and Fracture of Materials and Structures, Corrosion Fatigue, Fluid Structure Interactions, Structural Reliability, Energy Harvesting, Structural Monitoring and Control

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Rajeev Bansal
Department Head and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email Applied electromagnetics including dielectric materials and Biomedical applications
Yang Cao
Director of Electrical Insulation Research Center, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Email High Voltage Engineering, Grid Asset Management, HVDC/Energy Materials, High Field Phenomena & Devices

 

Ali Gokirmak
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email Nanoscale Semiconductor Devices, Thermoelectricity, Phase Change Memory, Crystallization, Carrier Transport and Electro-thermal Effects at Small Scales
Faquir C. Jain
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Email Quantum Dot Gate/Channel Multi-state InGaAs and Si FETs and Memory Devices, Implantable Biosensor Chips, Tandem Quantum Dot Solar Cells and Modulators
Helena Silva
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email Nanoelectronics, Device Physics, Device Fabrication, Logic and Memory Devices, Thermal Transport in Small Scale Devices
Geoff W. Taylor
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Email Modeling of Laser Diodes, Vertical Cavity Lasers, Intersubband Absorption, Photoluminecence, Ultra High Speed Electronic Devices, Rare Earth Doped Lasers, THz Device Physics

Marine Science

Name Email Research Topics
Heidi M. Dierssen
Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences/Geography
Email Imaging Spectroscopy and Remote Sensing of Organic and Inorganic Substances at the Air-sea Interface

Materials Science & Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Mark Aindow
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Defects and Interfaces, Microstructural Development in Alloys and Thin Films & Electron Microscopy
S. Pamir Alpay
Department Head and Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Materials Modeling, Ferroic Materials, Electrical Contacts, Compound Semiconductors, Conducting Oxides, Materials in IR Detection, Dielectric Materials
Harold D. Brody
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Materials Processing, Alloy Casting and Solidification & Process Models
C. Barry Carter
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Email Electron microscopy (TEM and SEM), Scanned-probe microscopies, Defects and Interfaces, Ceramic Materials, Ceramic and Composite Fibers, Metals, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology
Avinash Dongare
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Computational Materials Science, Computational Mechanics of Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Defects and Interfaces, Composites, Multiscale Modeling Methods
Pu-Xian Gao
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Nanomaterials Assembly, Nanomanufacturing, Nanocatalysis for Energy and Environmental Applications, Nanosensors and Related Electronics, Energy Conversion and Harvesting, Nano-bio Interfaces
Rainer Hebert
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Metallic Glasses, Rapid Solidification, Crystallization, Intense Plastic Deformation, Steel, Titanium Alloys, Additive Manufacturing: Powder-bed Processing of Metallic Parts
Bryan D. Huey
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering 
Email Solar Energy, Nanotechnology

 

Cato T. Laurencin
University Professor
Email Nanotechnology, Biomaterials Science, Regenerative Engineering
Seok-Woo Lee
Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Single Crystal Growth
Harris L. Marcus
Professor Emeritus of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Materials Processing, Surface Chemistry Studies
Radenka Maric
CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy
Email Novel Materials for High Temperature Fuel Cells
Serge M. Nakhmanson
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Soft and Hard Multifunctional Ferroic Materials by Computational Design. Mesoscale Simulations of Electroactive Materials and Nanostructures.
Ramamurthy Ramprasad
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Computational Materials Design, First Principles Computing, Materials Informatics, Dielectrics, Catalysts, Interfaces
George Rossetti Jr.
Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Email Electroceramic Materials and Devices, Dielectric, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric and Ferroelectric Ceramics, Applications in Sensing, Actuation and Energy Transduction, Harvesting and Storage
Mei Wei
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, School of Engineering; Professor of Materials Science & Engineering,
Email Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings on Metallic Implants, Inorganic/Organic Composites, Magnetic Nanoparticles for Bioimaging and Cancer Treatment, In Vitro and Vivo Test of Biomaterials

Mechanical Engineering

Name Email Research Topics
Baki M. Cetegen
United Technologies Chair Professor
Email Combustion, Gas Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transport, Laser Diagnostics
Xu Chen
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Systems and Controls, Additive Manufacturing, Precision Engineering, Mechatronics, and Robotics
Wilson K. S. Chiu
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Heat and Mass Transfer, Synchrotron-based X-ray 3-D Imaging, Energy Materials
Eric H. Jordan
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering 
Email Thermal Spray, Solution Precursor Plasma Spray, Thermal Barrier Coatings,  Nondestructive Testing, High Temperature Constitutive Modeling, Gas Turbines
Kazem Kazerounian
Dean of the School of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Nano-bio Mechanical Systems, Analysis and Design of Mechanisms, Machines and Gear Systems, Robotics, Analytical and Computational Kinematics, Design Optimization
Ying Li
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Multiscale Modeling, Computational Material Design, Drug Delivery, Polymer Physics
George Lykotrafitis
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Cellular Mechanics and Other Mechanics Related Research Problems
Julian A. Norato
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Topology and Shape Optimization for Computational Design of Structures and Structure-material Systems, including Cellular Solids, Composites and Bone Scaffolds
Thanh Duc Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Nanotechnology, Nano-Biointerfaces, Microfluidics, Advanced and Smart Materials, Cellular/Neuronal Mechanics, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Engineering
Michael T. Pettes
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Micro- and Nano-scale Thermal Transport, Advanced Nanostructured Materials for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Waste Heat Recovery
David M. Pierce
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mathematics
Email Experimental and Computational Biomechanics, Image-Based Constitutive Modeling, Finite Element Methods, Solid Mechanics, Continuum (Damage) Mechanics, Fatigue and Fracture Analysis
Savas Tasoglu
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Email Complex Fluid Dynamics, Micro-assembly Approaches, Magnetics, Regenerative Medicine, and Point-of-Care Diagnostics Devices
Assistant Professor of Mechnical Engineering
Email Multiscale Modeling of Composites, High Temperature Performance of Ceramic Matrix Composites, Composites Characterization, Micromechanics, and Damage and Fracture Mechanics

Molecular & Cell Biology

Name Email Research Topics
James L. Cole
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Email Macromolecular Interactions, Analytical Ultracentrifugation, Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Double-stranded RNA Activated Protein Kinase (PKR), Innate Immunity
Kenneth Noll
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Email Physiology and Evolution of Hyperthermophilic Organisms
Victoria Robinson
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology
Email
Carolyn M. Teschke
Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology
Email Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Virus Assembly, Bacterial Protein Export, Protein Folding and Interaction of Folding Intermediate with Chaperones

Nutritional Sciences

Name Email Research Topics
Yangchao Luo
Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences
Email Protein-polysaccharide Nanocomplex, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles, Nanoemulsions, Self-assembly of Novel Biopolymer Derivatives, Nanoscale Delivery Systems for Nutraceuticals to Prevent Chronic Diseases

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Name Email Research Topics
Diane J. Burgess
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email Microsphere, Nanoparticle, Liposome, Emulsion and Hydrogel Formulation, Performance-testing Methods for Complex Delivery Systems, Colloid and Interfacial Chemistry, implantable Biosensor for Continuous Metabolic Monitoring
Bodhi Chaudhuri
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email Pan Coating, Fluidized Bed Coating, Film Coating and Nano-coating
Devendra S. Kalonia
Professor of Pharmaceutics
Email High Concentration Proteins, Antibody-Formulation Design, Protein Solubility
Debra A. Kendall
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email Biochemical and Biophysical Analyses of Membrane-interactive Proteins Including the Cannabinoid Receptors, their Activation, Allosteric Modulation, and Signal Transduction
Xiuling Lu
Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email Nanoparticle-based Drug Delivery, Neutron-activatable Nanoparticles,  Image-guided Drug Delivery, Self-Assembled Polymer Nanoparticles, Bioresponsive Nanoparticles
Michael Pikal
Pfizer Distinguished Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Technology Professor
Email Lyophilization and Solid State Chemistryof Proteins

Pathobiology

Name Email Research Topics
Mazhar I. Khan
Professor of Pathobiology
Email Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Avian Influenza Virus Infection

Physics

Name Email Research Topics
Elena Dormidontova
Associate Professor of Physics 
Email Theory and Computer Modeling of Macromolecular Systems, Nanoparticle Targeting, Associating Soft Matter, Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Self-assembly
Gayanath W. Fernando
Professor of Physics
Email Electronic, Magnetic, and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter Systems
George Nicholas Gibson
Professor of Physics
Email Behavior of Atoms and Molecules in Intense Laser Fields
Phillip L. Gould
Professor of Physics
Email Ultracold Molecules, Photoassociative Spectroscopy, Ultracold Collisions, Laser Cooling and Trapping, Rydberg Atoms, Quantum Optics, Quantum Computing, Atom Optics, Laser Spectroscopy
Douglas S. Hamilton
Professor of Department of Physics
Email The Investigation of the Optical Properties of Solid State Materials.
Jason N. Hancock
Assistant Professor of Physics 
Email Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

 

Menka Jain
Associate Professor of Physics
Email Functional Metal-Oxides, Multiferroics, Magnetocalorics, Magnetic Nanoparticles
Richard T. Jones
Associate Professor of Physics
Email
Jeffrey S. Schweitzer
Research Professor of Physics
Email Elemental Analysis and Optical Properties for Mineralogy, Chemical Reaction Mechanism, and Non-destructive Analysis
Boris Sinkovic
Associate Professor of Physics
Email Magnetism in Reduced Dimensions, Surfaces, Atomically Thin Films and Interfaces, Spintronics, Electronic Structure, Photoemission and Soft X-ray Absorption
William C. Stwalley
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Emeritus 
Email Atomic and Molecular Interactions, especially at Ultracold Temperatures [T < 0.001 K] and at large Internuclear Distances
Barrett O. Wells
Professor of Physics 
Email High Temperature Superconductors, Magnets, Ferroelectrics

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Name Email Research Topics
Cristian P. Schulthess
Associate Professor of Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Email Nanopores, Interstitial Cavities, Surface Chemistry, Ion Exchange, Ion Retention Processes

UConn Health Center

Namen Email Research Topics
Douglas J. Adams
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Email Mechanics of Musculoskeletal Health
A. Jon Goldberg
Professor of Reconstructive Sciences
Email Development of new Dental Materials and Biomaterial-cell Interactions, Tissue Engineering
Yusuf Khan
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Email Orthopaedic Biomaterials, Regenerative Engineering, Tissue Engineering, Bone Graft Substitutes
Liisa Tiina Kuhn
Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Center for Biomaterials
Email Improvement of Bone Growth in the Elderly through Progenitor Cell and Growth Factor Delivery Using Calcium Phosphate-based Biomaterial Scaffolds, and Development of a Targeted Nano-particle Anti-cancer Drug Delivery System
Sangamesh Kumbar
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering, and Materials Science & Engineering
Email Biomaterials, Micro-nanostructures, Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery
Cato Laurencin
University Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Email Regenerative Engineering, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery

 

Wai Hong (Kevin) Lo
Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology; Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email Targeted Drug Delivery, Inductive Small Molecule Based Musculoskeletal Regenerative Engineering, Intracellular Gene and Drug Delivery Systems, Signal Transduction Mechanisms, Protein Engineering
Lakshmi Nair
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Material Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
Email Injectable Hydrogels, Drug and Cell Delivery, Biomaterials, Regenerative Engineering

 

Syam P. Nukavarapu
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Materials Science & Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering
Email Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Bone, Bone-cartilage Interface