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Craig Copeland

Craig Copeland is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University. For his doctoral research, he designed and fabricated devices for applying forces to cells, and characterized these forces to identify possible links between mechanical fibroblast-myocyte coupling and cardiac arrhythmia. Craig is working with Samuel M. Stavis developing optical microscopes and methods for tracking nanoparticles as indicators of the motion of micromechanical and nanomechanical devices.

Selected Publications
  • Heterotypic cell pair co-culturing on patterned microarrays, E. J. Felton, C. R. Copeland, C. S. Chen, and D. H. Reich, Lab on a Chip 12, 3117–3126 (2012).
  • Mechanical Coupling Between Myofibroblasts and Cardiomyocytes Slows Electric Conduction in Fibrotic Cell Monolayers, S. A. Thompson, C. R. Copeland, D. H. Reich, and L. Tung, Circulation 123, 2083–U71 (2011).


Staff photo - C. Copeland


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher CNST
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Physics – University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Ph.D. Physics – The Johns Hopkins University


Phone: 301-975-5737
Email: craig.copeland@nist.gov