Caroline Cvetkovic

Caroline Cvetkovic
Caroline Cvetkovic
  • Teaching Assistant Professor
3138 Everitt Laboratory

For More Information


  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • M.S., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
  • B.S., Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Academic Positions

  • Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bioengineering, 2021-present
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Neuroregeneration and Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Research Institute, 2017-2021

Resident Instruction

  • BIOE 120: Introduction to Bioengineering (Fall 2023)
  • BIOE 306: Biofabrication Lab (Spring 2023)
  • BIOE 360: Transport & Flow in Bioengineering (Spring 2022)
  • BIOE 303: Quantitative Physiology Lab (Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023)

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Engineering Education
  • Neural Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biofabrication

Research Areas

  • Microfabrication
  • Regenerative tissue engineering

Research Topics

  • Neural Engineering
  • Research in BME Education

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Cvetkovic C , Golecki H. “Biofabrication Design Electives as Preparation for Capstone Design in Undergraduate Education.” Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, October 2023.

Pending Articles

  • Golecki H, Robinson J, Cvetkovic C, Walsh C J. (2024). Empowering Students in Medical Device Design: An Interdisciplinary Soft Robotics Course in Bioengineering. Biomedical Engineering Education. Accepted.
  • Cvetkovic C, Lindley S, Golecki H, Krencik R. (2024). Biofabrication of Neural Organoids: An Experiential Learning Approach for Instructional Laboratories. Biomedical Engineering Education. Under Review.


Teaching Honors

  • Excellence in Mentoring Award – Houston Methodist Association for Postdoctoral and Trainee Affairs (MAPTA), National Postdoctoral Fellow Appreciation Week (2020)

Research Honors

  • 3D Imaging Contest Feature – Cell Picture Show, CellPress (2020)
  • People’s Choice Winner and Juror's Choice Winner – NeuroArt Image Contest, MBF Bioscience (2020)
  • Neural Control of Organ Degeneration and Regeneration (NeuralCODR) Fellowship – Center for Neuroregeneration, Houston Methodist Research Institute (2020-2021)

Other Honors

  • Career Development Award – Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) (2019)
  • Trainee Professional Development Award – Society for Neuroscience (SfN) (2018)

Recent Courses Taught

  • BIOE 120 - Introduction to Bioengineering
  • BIOE 303 - Quantitative Physiology Lab
  • BIOE 306 - Biofabrication Lab
  • BIOE 360 - Transport & Flow in Bioengrg

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