Sudhir Khetan      Sudhir Khetan
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
204 Steinmetz Hall
Union College
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: 518-388-6261
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University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, August 2012
Advisor: Jason A. Burdick, Ph.D.

Thesis: "Engineering Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogel Degradation to Control Cellular Interactions and Adult Stem Cell Fate in 3D"

Johns Hopkins University
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2007
B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, May 2007
Minor in Entrepreneurship and Management


Current Term:

  • ESC-100: Exploring Engineering

Past Courses Taught:

  • ESC-100: Exploring Engineering
  • BNG-101: Graphics and Image Processing
  • BNG-202: Biomechanics II w/ Lab
  • BNG-311L: Advanced Mechanics Lab
  • BNG-331: Cell-Tissue-Material Interactions
  • BNG-335: Polymeric Biomaterials
  • BNG-338: Mechanobiology
  • BNG-344: Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • BNG-495: Capstone Design


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Patterned human mesenchymal stem cell (hMSC) spreading within hyaluronic acid hydrogels.
Khetan and Burdick, Biomaterials 2010

My graduate research focused on the engineering of hydrogel structure and degradability to control cellular interactions and stem cell
fate in 3D. To learn more about my research, please see my C.V. and find copies of my papers linked from the Burdick Lab website,
both below:

My current research at Union College, launching in Fall 2017, will focus on the long-term preservation of degradability in tissue engineering systems.

Here is my curriculum vitae: CV

The Polymeric Biomaterials Laboratory (a.k.a. Burdick Lab) at Upenn


Sudhir Khetan    A brief biography of Max Khetan, the pit-boxer dog

Some helpful links:

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Last updated August 2017