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Tan, Wei Associate Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Dr Tan’s laboratory is mainly interested in the interdisciplinary research at the cross-section of nano-materials and mechanics with vascular medicine. The main research goal of the lab is to improve fundamental understanding as to how material properties and mechanical stresses play critical roles in remodeling or regeneration of blood vessels, and based on this understanding, to develop new therapeutic or diagnostic approaches for cardiovascular diseases. Our lab currently has several projects, all aiming at understanding the roles of materials and mechanics in arterial disease, remodeling or regeneration

keywords

  • Vascular Mechanobiology, Vascular tissue engineering, Nanomaterials, Nanosensors

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).
  • MCEN 1024 - Chemistry for Energy and Materials Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Covers the basic physical and chemical fundamentals underlying the disciplines of energy and materials, with a focus on topics relevant to your mechanical engineering education. These fundamentals include atomic structure, stoichiometry, the periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermochemistry and chemical reactions. Recommended prerequisite: one year of high school chemistry. Degree credit not granted for this course and CHEN 1201, CHEN 1211, or CHEM 1113.
  • MCEN 4117 - Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Explores human physiological function from an engineering, specifically mechanical engineering, viewpoint. Provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology with a focus on learning fundamental concepts and applying engineering (mass transfer, fluid dynamics, mechanics, modeling) analysis. Same as MCEN 5117.
  • MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.
  • MCEN 5117 - Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
    Explores human physiological function from an engineering, specifically mechanical engineering, viewpoint. Provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology with a focus on learning fundamental concepts and applying engineering (mass transfer, fluid dynamics, mechanics, modeling) analysis. Same as MCEN 4117.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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