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Faculty Profile

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Name: Mei Wei
Title: Professor & Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
E-Mail: meiwei@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/mei-wei
Program/Department Website: http://www.mse.engr.uconn.edu/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-5003



Keywords | Categories: 3D bio-imaging, biomaterials, ceramic coatings, in vitro and in vivo tests, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, organic/inorganic composites, scaffold fabrication, tissue engineering

Professional Summary

Dr. Wei’s research has been focused on biomaterials, tissue engineering, organic and inorganic composites, ceramic coatings, biomaterial-cell interactions, and in vivo performances of biomaterials. Her main research falls into the following areas: (1) Fabrication of novel tissue engineering scaffolds for bone, cartilage and other tissue repair and regeneration; (2) Application of bioactive coatings on metallic implants for enhanced implant-host integration; (3) Fabrication of biodegradable ceramic-polymer fiber composites to be used as load-bearing bone fixation devices; (4) Syntheses of magnetic, biocompatible and biodegradable nanoparticles to be used for bioimaging, cancer treatment and drug delivery.