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  • UConn, are you ready to FLY TO SPACE?
    Great news to share! Dr. Yupeng Chen and his research lab was featured on UConn Today on the 18th November 2022! The article can be found here! In the past year or so, Dr. Yupeng Chen submitted a proposal to NASA Research Announcement on In-Space (In-Spa) Production applications for low-Earth orbit (LEO). He successfully acquired […]
    Posted on November 18, 2022
  • News and New Publication!
    Good day everyone!   As you may know (or may not!) from our previous update, Maxwell Landolina (our undergraduate student) and Delaram Ghanbariamin (our Masters’ student) accepted the offer to be a full time Doctoral Student working under Dr. Yupeng Chen (Delaram will also be working with Dr. Ali Tamayol, dual advisors!!). Congratulations to them! […]
    Posted on July 11, 2022
  • Happy Father’s Day!!
    Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers in the world!! We have great newssssss as well! Dr. Chen and his spouse have a new addition to his family, a newborn baby girl, Leah! The past week, UCONN Instagram posted a celebratory Happy Father’s Days post for UCONN DADs! How exciting is this!! Dr. Chen and […]
    Posted on June 20, 2022
  • Updates!!!
    Hello, everyone! It has been a hot second since the last update! We started from No Mask April to Masked Up April in a month, unfortunately! But enough with the bad news! Now onto good news!! The first news we have!! NEW students joining our lab!! We are going to welcome a few students back […]
    Posted on April 23, 2022
  • SoE Poster Competition by SAGE UConn
    Recently two of our doctoral students participated in the poster competition organized by SAGE of the School of Engineering. Both Anne Yau and Ian Sands were able to showcase their projects in this competition.  We were super thrilled that Ian got first place amongst the BME participants!! He went ahead to the next round presenting […]
    Posted on March 21, 2022
    Happy New Year of 2022, everyone! The last year 2021, we finished STRONG despite the pandemic!!! I applaud everyone for working so hard! AND definitely, THANK YOU for all your hard work! Dr. Chen just gave a recent update on what happened in 2021, and we DID NOT disappoint! HATS OFF to all of us! […]
    Posted on January 26, 2022
    Dr. Libo Zhou and co-authors published a new paper recently titled “Controlled Self-Assembly of DNA-Mimicking Nanotubes to Form a Layer-by-Layer Scaffold for Homeostatic Tissue Constructs” (doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c13345). The image is also featured as one of the journal covers which is awesome!!! Congratulations!!   Abstract as seen in the manuscript Various biomaterial scaffolds have been developed […]
    Posted on November 10, 2021
  • BMES 2021
    It is that time of the year! It is the BMES Conference time! Many of Dr. Yupeng Chen’s students are going to presenting at upcoming the BMES 2021 Conference!! We are all excited to go! The conference is taking place in Orlando, Florida from October 6th to October 2021. More information in the link below! […]
    Posted on October 4, 2021