Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering

The concept of regenerating tissues with properties and functions that mimic natural tissues has attracted significant attention in recent years. It provides potential solutions for many healthcare problems, especially those associated with aging populations. To fully realize the potential of the approach, it is crucial to have a rational biomaterial design to create novel scaffolds, hydrogels, composites, and other materials systems suitable for tissue repair and regeneration. The biomaterials and tissue engineering thrust of the MSE Department is composed of a cluster of faculty members who are working on biomaterials for tissue regeneration. 

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Faculty Email Research Interests
 Bryan D. Huey
Associate Professor and Director for Graduate Studies
Email30x30  Scanning Probe Microscopy, Photovoltaics, Data Storage Dynamics, Nano-Bio-Mechanics, Functional Ceramics
Yusuf Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Tissue Engineering & Biocompatible & Biodegradable Scaffolds
Sangamesh Kumbar
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery Applications
Cato Laurencin
University Professor,
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery
Email30x30 Advanced Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Biodegradable Polymers, Nanotechnology
Lakshmi Nair
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Injectable Hydrogels, Nanomaterials, Bioactive Biomaterials, Surface Modification, Tissue Engineering
Syam Nukavarapu
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
Email30x30 Advanced Biomaterials and Matrices for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Mei Wei
Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Email30x30 Tissue engineering, Scaffolds, Biomimetic Coatings, Ceramic-Polymer Composites, Nanomaterials, Drug Delivery