Syam Nukavarapu

Syam Nukavarapu Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Syam Nukavarapu
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (2003), India

University of Connecticut
A.B. Bronwell Building
260 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3247
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
Phone: 860.486.6975


Research Interests

  • Biomaterials
  • Engineered Matrices
  • Bioreactor Technologies
  • Tissue Engineering

Awards & Honors

2019 Tissue Engineering Science and Technology Award, NSF
2015 Junior Investigator Award, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
2014 Mentorship Award, University of Connecticut
2013 Young Researcher Award, AO Foundation
2009 Campus Incentive Award, University of Connecticut

Recent Publications

Edited Books

Nukavarapu SP, Liu H, Deng T, Oyen M, Tamerler C, Advances in Structures, Properties and Applications of Biological and Bioinspired Materials, MRS F13 Symposium Proceedings, Volume 1621, Cambridge Press.

Nukavarapu SP, Freeman J, Laurencin CT. Regenerative Engineering of Musculoskeletal Tissues and Interfaces, Woodhead Publishers, 2015.

Publications (PubMed and Google Scholar listing)

Nukavarapu et al., “Gradient Porous Scaffolds”. US Patent: 9,707,322 B2, 2017.

Dorcemus D, George E, Dealy C, Nukavarapu SP. Harnessing External Cues: Development and Evaluation of an In Vitro culture system for Osteochondral Tissue Engineering. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017 Aug;23(15-16):719-737.

Mikael P, Hyun K, Nukavarapu SP. Hybrid Extracellular Matrix Design for Cartilage-Mediated Bone Regeneration, J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2018 Jan;106(1):300-309. (Featured on Cover)

Xu TO, Kim HS, Stahl T, NukavarapuSP. Self-neutralizing PLGA/magnesium composites as novel biomaterials for tissue engineering. Biomed Mater. 2018 Mar 16;13(3):035013.

Amini AR, Xu TO, Chidambaram R, Nukavarapu, SP. Oxygen Tension Controlled Matrices with Osteogenic and Vasculogenic Cells for Vascularized Bone Regeneration In Vivo. Tissue Eng Part A, 2016, 22, 610-620. (Featured on Cover)