Principle Investigator

Gulden Camci-Unal

Gulden Camci-Unal, PhD.

Principle Investigator 

Associate Professor,  University of Massachusetts Lowell, September 2022-present

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, September 2022-present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, May 2019-August 2022

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell, September 2016-August 2022
Post-doc Fellow,
 Harvard University, 2013-2016
Instructor in Medicine,
 Harvard Medical School, 2012-2013
Post-doc Fellow,
 Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology/Harvard Medical School, 2009-2012
 Iowa State University, 2009

Research expertise and interests: Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Biomineralization, Paper-based Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices, Organ-on-Chip, Biofabrication, Point of Care Diagnostics



Mailing address:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Department of Chemical Engineering
Southwick Hall 328
1 University Ave
Lowell, MA 01854

Lab address:
Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center (ETIC)
Room 306
UMass Lowell North Campus
40 University Avenue
Lowell, MA, 01854

Phone: 978-934-3143
Fax: 978-934-3047

Biography: Dr. Gulden Camci-Unal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She also holds an adjunct position as an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

Her current research interests include design and implementation of engineered biomaterials for regeneration of tissues, unconventional materials and medical devices for personalized medicine, and low-cost point of care diagnostics. Her research has been supported by the NIH, NSF, US Army, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), American Heart Association (AHA), and Phase 1 and Phase 2 SBIR and STTR grants.

Dr. Camci-Unal’s research and teaching achievements include various awards such as the Robert and Gail Ward Endowed Professorship (2020, 2021, 2022), University of Massachusetts Lowell Teaching Excellence Award, Iowa State University Teaching Excellence Award, Runner-Up for the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) $200K Challenge (2019, 2020), Wakonse Fellowship, Chevron-Phillips Award, Procter&Gamble Fellowship, and finalist for BioFlux Innovation Award. Her research has resulted in 90+ papers, 81+ conference abstracts, and 10+ patent applications so far. Her work has been published in various high impact journals such as Matter, Trends in Biotechnology, Bioactive Materials, Advanced Materials, Nature Asia Materials, JACS, Biomaterials, and Lab on a Chip. She is an Associate Editor for Bioactive Materials, and an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), PLoS One, Gels, Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine, International Journal of Bioprinting, and Micromachines.