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 Faculty: Bioengineering

Quinguo 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

Paul Calvert, Professor, Graduate Program Director

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A., Cambridge, UK

Teaching areas: 3D fabrication; biomedical materials; biomimetic materials; materials science; polymer science; soft electronics. 

Research interests: Approaches to making soft strong devices for biomedical or commercial applications. The chief tools in the laboratory are inkjet printing and freeform fabrication for sample preparation; diffusion, swelling and mechanical properties for characterization and finite element modeling.

Email: pcalvert@umassd.edu
Phone: 508.999.8355
Office: Textile, Room: 215

Yong 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: composite materials; digital printing; medical/tech textiles; nano materials; textile manufacturing

Kenneth Langley, Chancellor Professor

M.S., University of Virginia
B.S., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 

Teaching areas: interests: animal fibers; design and analysis of experiments; light microscopy; natural dyes; quality engineering (Taguchi); statistical process control; TQM; yarn manufacturing

Tracie Ferreira, Associate Professor

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

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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Dapeng Li, Research Associate

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