Faculty: Bioengineering

Qinguo FanQinguo Fan, Professor, Department Chair


Ph.D., University of Leeds, UK
M.S., China Textile University, China
B.S., China Textile University, China 

Teaching areas: Chemical analysis; color science; environment science; polymeric materials; material chemistry

Email: qfan@umassd.edu

Phone: 508.999.9147
Office: Textile, Room: 218

Yong KimYong Kim, Chancellor Professor

Ph.D., North Carolina State University
M.S., Seoul National University, South Korea
B.S., Seoul National University, South Korea 

Teaching areas:  

Nano materials;
Composite materials;
Digital printing;
Medical/tech textiles;
Textile manufacturing

Tracie Ferreira, Associate Professor

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Ph.D., Georgetown University
BA, Wheaton College 

Teaching areas: molecular biology; developmental biology; tissue engineering

Research interests: How do we define a biological system and understand the components that drive the formation and processes of that system? Using the zebrafish Danio rerio as a model for development we ask questions regarding the cell signals that drive development of craniofacial elements as well as the signals required for tissue regeneration in the zebrafish.

Email: tferreira@umassd.edu
Phone: 508.910.6537
Office: Textile, Room: 212

Christopher Brigham, Assistant Professor

EducationChristopher Brigham
Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine
B.S., Villanova University

Teaching areas: metabolic engineering; bio-based, biodegradable polymers; biofuels; environmental microbiology; molecular microbiology; bioprocessing

Research interests: Using the bacterium Ralstonia eutropha (a.k.a Cupriavidus necator) and other industrially relevant species, we produce materials like bioplastics from plant oils and carbon-containing waste streams, and we can design metabolic pathways that allow the bacterium to produce compounds like biofuels and fine chemicals. We can then use bioengineering to scale up synthesis of these compounds and develop a production process and measure its productivity. Also, the understanding of the metabolism of organisms like R. eutropha in nature can help us rationally design a production strain with high productivity in mind.

Email: cbrigham@umassd.edu
Phone: 508.999.9149
Office: Textile, Room: 214

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Milana Vasudev, Assitant Professor


Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
B.E., Visweswaraya Technological University, 2003

Teaching areas: biomaterials; nanotechnology; nanomaterials; surface interactions; bioinspired materials

Research interests: The Nanobioscience lab at UMass Dartmouth will focus on the synthesis and the applications of bioinspired nanomaterials, using techniques such as vapor phase deposition, and synthesis in solution. We are also interested studying the interactions of nanostructures with biological materials, both in vitro and in vivo. Some of the applications include the development of coatings for implants, tissue implants, real-time chemical and biological sensors and for nanobioelectronics. This will provide the students an opportunity to gain research experience working in multi-disciplinary fields such as chemical synthesis, cell culture, mechanical and electrical characterization techniques. 

Email: mvasudev@umassd.edu 
Office: Textile, Room: 215

Dapeng Li, Research AssociateDapeng Li


Ph. D., University of California-Davis
M.S., Peking University, China
B.S., Shandong Normal University, China 

Teaching interests: materials selection and design; biomaterials; advanced electronic properties of materials

Research interests: E. coli-detecting electrospun nanofibrous membranes; repellency, retention, and penetration of pesticides through halamine-incorporated self-decontaminating protective clothing