University of Nebraska Medical Center

Siwei Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery

Dr. Siwei Zhao

Dr. Zhao is an assistant professor and a research scientist in the Holland Regenerative Medicine Program and the Department of Surgery at UNMC. He received his bachelor's in microelectronics and his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering.

He is highly motivated to pursue an interdisciplinary research career at the interface of life science and engineering. His current research interests include developing truly biologically matched electrical systems to enhance the efficacy and safety of electrical stimulation-based therapies for wound healing, nerve regeneration, pain management and drug delivery.

  • BS: Microelectronics, Peking University, 2007
  • PhD: Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2013
  • Postdoc: Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2014
  • Postdoc: Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, 2019
Research Interests
  • Development of novel electrotherapy devices for wound healing and neuromuscular regeneration.
  • Innovation in iontophoretic drug delivery.
  • Novel electrical treatment for biofilm infections.