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Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Phone: 704-547-4320
FAX: 704-547-2352
Email: rncoger@uncc.edu
URL: http://www.coe.uncc.edu/dept/mees/people/faculty/Coger.html http://www.coe.uncc.edu/~rncoger

B.S. Cornell University 1988
M.S. University of California - Berkeley 1990
Ph.D. University of California - Berkeley 1993

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Robin Coger

Description of Research
Robin Coger directs the Biomaterials Laboratory at the Cameron Applied Research Center on the UNC Charlotte campus. Within our laboratory we design new devices, and characterize and model materials employed in biomedical engineering applications.

Consequently, we are able to analyze material behavior and use the information to predict and test their performance under clinically relevant conditions. Material characterization is completed using new devices in conjunction with microscopy (light, video, cryo-, fluorescence, and polarization), image analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, metrology, and rheology. The two impact areas of our research are tissue engineering and cryopreservation. Through our work we seek to increase the number of replacement strategies available to patients in need of organ transplants.

Recent Papers or Publications
McClelland RE and Coger RN, Use of Micropathways to Improve Oxygen Transport in a Hepatic System, J of Biomech Eng, 122: 1 6, 2000

Parsons, J and Coger, R, " A Piezoelectrically Actuated Linear Rheometer for Determining the Properties of Viscoelastic biomaterials with a Thin fluid Coating", Proceedings of the BMES/EMBS 1st Joint Conference, 1999

Coger RN and deSilva HV, An Integrated Approach to Teaching Biotechnology and Bioengineering to an Interdisciplinary Audience, Intl J Eng. Educ, 15 (4): 256 264, 1999

Special Honors or Awards
Research Interests:

Biomaterials, Liver Tissue Engineering, Cryopreservation

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