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Faculty Candidate Seminar - Ali Tamayol, PhD

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Patterson HALL (AG042A)

School of Dental Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Candidate Seminar

“Micro and Nanoscale Engineering Tools for Addressing Medical Needs” Presented By: Ali Tamayol, PhD., Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering-University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Abstract: Micro- and nanoscale technologies are increasingly used in multidisciplinary research areas such as tissue engineering and biomedical sciences. These technologies have merged with advanced materials to enable engineering constructs, which mimic the biochemical, topographical, and physical features of the native tissues. In addition, microfabrication technologies have enabled scientists to mimic the complexity of the native tissues through controlling cell-cell and cell-microenvironment interactions. In the last decade, fiber-based techniques such as weaving, knitting, braiding, and 3D printing have emerged as promising platforms in biomedical engineering to precisely control cellular distribution as well as physical properties of the engineered tissue constructs. During this presentation, I will highlight our research progresses in developing solutions for the treatment of volumetric muscle and bone loss. I will also discuss our research in the area of wound and skin care. The presented micro-engineered platforms will have broad applications in the fields of tissue engineering, drug delivery, implantable devices, and drug testing.

Faculty who would like to meet with the candidate should contact Theresa George at tgeorge@uchc.edu to set up an appointment time.

Contact:

Theresa George, tgeorge@uchc.edu

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