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Chelsea Magin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Adjunct - Bioengineering

Contact Information

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)




Course Descriptions

ENGR 1130 Engineering General Chemistry

An introductory lecture and recitation course designed to meet the general chemistry requirement for engineering students. Topics include atoms, molecules, moles, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, atomic and molecular structures, thermodynamics and kinetics. The course will highlight the application of chemistry to engineering disciplines.

Research Group

Dr. Magin’s research group aims to create bio-inspired materials for personalized regenerative medicine. Current projects include:

  • Bio-inspired 3D Microenvironments for Improved Patient-Specific Keratinocyte Differentiation

  • Interactive Biomaterials for Improved Tympanic Membrane Perforation Repair



Postdoc, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, August 2013
Advisor: Dr. Kristi Anseth

PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, December 2010
Advisor: Dr. Anthony Brennan

MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, December 2008
Advisor: Dr. Anthony Brennan

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, May 2006

Professional Activities

Director of New Product Innovation, Sharklet Technologies, Inc., August 2013 to Present


ABET Constituency Committee, Department of Bioengineering, CU-Denver, 2016-Present

Alumni Advisory Council, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, 2016-Present

Vice President, Board of Directors, Jovial Concepts, 2016-Present

Education Committee Member, Colorado Bioscience Institute, 2015-Present

Biomedical Engineering Society, 2014-Present

Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Biology, 2013-Present

American Chemical Society, 2012-Present

Society of Women Engineers (SWE), 2002-Present

Society for Biomaterials, 2004-Present

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 2003-Present


For the most up-to-date list of Dr. Magin’s publications, please visit


Chelsea Magin is an assistant professor, adjunct in the bioengineering department at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research focuses on developing bio-inspired material platforms for personalized regenerative medicine. Chelsea is also the Director of New Product Innovation at Sharklet Technologies, Inc., a bioscience start-up company. In this role she manages a team that invents and commercializes novel topography-based medical devices.

Research Interests

Regenerative Medicine
Personalized Biomaterials
3D Printing
Tissue Engineering

Honors and Awards

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Attributes of a Gator Engineer Recognition Award for Leadership
Phyllis M. Meek Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Award
Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowship
Best Poster International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling
Benton Engineering Council Leadership Award
University of Florida Alumni Fellowship