Joyce Wong

wongAssociate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomimetic Materials Engineering Lab
Cellular and Subcellular Mechanics Lab
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
College of Engineering

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(617) 353-2374

Research Interests:

  • Energy materials for hydrocarbon exploration

Courses Taught:

Brief Biography:

Joyce Wong is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering in Boston University’s College of Engineering.  She is the director of the Biomimetic Materials Engineering Lab and an affiliate of the Cellular and Subcellular Mechanics Lab and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology at BU.  She received her SB and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Wong’s main research interest is in the development of new biomaterials that interact with living cells in novel ways. She is interested in questions relating to biocompatibility and control of cellular behavior at the cell-material interface for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. Her approach includes direct measurement of physicochemical interactions between biological molecules and model biomembrane systems. Dr. Wong’s research uses a combination of approaches from materials science and engineering, polymer science and polymer physics, colloid and surface science, cell culture, and biophysics.