Yupeng Chen

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering


Ph.D. (Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine) Brown University
MS (Biomedical Engineering) Brown University
BS (Chemistry) Fudan University


Professor Yupeng Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He received his bachelor degree from Fudan University in China and pursued his Master degree in biomedical engineering and Ph.D. in nanomaterials and nanomedicine at Brown University. Prof. Chen has a long-term interest in translating advances from nanotechnology into medical applications. In particular, he focuses on engineering self-assembled Janus-base nanotubes into various non-covalent architectures for tissue engineering and drug/gene delivery. His work has resulted in several US and international patents successfully licensed to industry. Prof. Chen serves as the Principal Investigator of several competitive research grants such as NIH R01. He has also won several prestige awards including the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from NSF.

Classes taught by Professor Yupeng Chen

Fall 2019: BME 6086 Special Topics – Stem Cells for Regenerative Medicine

Spring 2020: BME 6086 Special topics – Nanomedicine: From Conc to Applied


  • New Investigator Recognition Award (NIRA), Orthopaedic Research Society, San Antonio, 2013. (The top-one prize winner among 10 awardees selected from 40 finalists out of 545 applicants all over the world.)
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, 2017.
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