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Faculty Profile

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Name: Kelly A. Burke
Title: Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
E-Mail: Kelly.burke@uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/kelly-burke
Program/Department Website: http://www.cbe.engr.uconn.edu/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-3133

Keywords | Categories: biomaterials, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, liquid crystals, natural and synthetic polymers, polymers, protein composites, stimuli-responsive, tissue engineering

Professional Summary

Dr. Burke’s research involves natural and synthetic polymers, liquid crystalline materials, stimuli-responsive networks, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and protein-based composites. Her main research interests fall into the following areas: (1) Development of novel liquid crystalline polymers and networks with programmable shape changing behaviors using robust synthetic chemistries; (2) Modification of biomaterial interfaces to manipulate stem cell and immune cell responses; (3) Development of protein-based networks and composites with tunable properties.