Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Academics at Fenn College of Engineering: Doctoral Program in Applied Biomedical Engineering


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Jay L. Alberts, Ph.D., Arizona State University. Comprehend the structure-function relationships within the central nervous system and the upper extremity. Present studies of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) determines the role of the basal ganglia in movement control and unilateral deep brain stimulation provides long-term bilateral motor benefits.

Adam J. Bartsch, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Traumatic neuromechanics engineer specializing in the study of head, neck and spine injuries.

Joanne M. Belovich, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Director, Graduate Programs in Biomedical Engineering. Transport properties of bone tissue, algae bioprocessing.

Anthony Calabro, Ph.D., West Virginia University. Structure, function and metabolism of hyaluronan and aggrecan in normal, malignant and arthritic tissues.

George Chatzimavroudis, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology. Cardiovascular fluid mechanics; Heart valve disease; Computational fluid dynamics; Cardiovascular Imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging.

Gregory T. Clement, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. Methods to improve ultrasound resolution, with applications to the brain.

Margot S. Damaser, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco. Co-Director at the Cleveland Clinic. Biological and mechanical concept of the urinary bladder; Computer modeling; Salient features of pelvic floor disorders; Mechanisms of incontinence in diabetes.

William J. Davros, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison. Medical physics, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and angiography used in radiology, gastroenterology, cardiology and orthopaedic surgery.

Kathleen A. Derwin, Ph.D., The University of Michigan. Tendon and ligament mechanobiology; Tissue engineering.

Stephen M. Dombrowski, Ph.D, Boston University. Pediatric and congenital neurosurgery.

Stephen F. Duffy, Ph.D., P.E., The University of Akron. Engineering mechanics; Structural reliability; ASTM/ISO standards on weibull analysis.

William J. Dupps, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Biomechanics of keratoconus; methods for improving refractive surgery outcomes with patient-specific computational modeling.

Ahmet Erdemir, Ph.D. , The Pennsylvania State University. Finite element modeling in orthopedic biomechanics; fiber optic measurements of tendon force; musculoskeletal modeling of lower extremity joints.

Peter Evans, M.D., Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada. Hand and upper extremity surgery; clinical outcomes research and development of clinical databases within musculoskeletal care.

Stephen D. Fening, Ph.D., Ohio University. Application of mechanical engineering principles in the field of sports medicine, specifically in the use of robotics in orthopedic research and use of medical imaging techniques to understand the pathomechanics of joint disorders.

Elizabeth Fisher, Ph.D., The State University of New Jersey. Software development for processing magnetic resonance images of the brain; development of new imaging and analysis methods with applications to neurologic diseases.

Aaron Fleischman, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Biomedical applications of microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS); Miniature ultrasonic transducers; Biotelemetry; Microfluidics; Cell sorting; Surface modification of materials.

Zhiqiang Gao, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Systems and control technology.

Jorge E. Gatica, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. Metabolism and transport in brain tissue; numerical methods in modeling metabolic systems; internet-based distribution of metabolic models; reaction engineering, transport phenomena and chemical kinetics; computational fluid dynamics; molecular modeling in thin films and tribology; combustion and process control.

A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil., Oxford University. Orthopaedic research and medical devices.

Sandra Halliburton, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University. MR and CT imaging physics; Coronary artery disease; Contrast agent dynamics; Diagnostic cardiac imaging.

Nolan B. Holland, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Antifreeze protein for cryogenic cell preservation; Protein-directed mineral growth; Biomaterial surface characterization; Mechanics of single biomolecules.

Chandra Kothapalli, Ph.D., Clemson University & Medical University of South Carolina. Vascular and neural tissue engineering, applied microfluidics, biologically inspired materials, nanotechnology in biomedicine and biomaterials.

Vinod D. Labhasetwar, Ph.D., Cancer NanoMedicine; investigation of nanosystems for drug/gene delivery and imaging applications to improve detection and therapy.

Moo-Yeal Lee, Ph.D., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Development of miniaturized biochemical and cell-based assays on a chip for drug discovery. Gene transduction and RNA interference on a chip to elucidate mechanisms of cellular responses for human toxicology. Construction of miniaturized 3D cell arrays containing primary human cancer cells from patient tissues for personalized cancer therapy.

Xiang Li, Ph.D., Duke University. Medical physics, medical imaging, computed tomography, radiation dosimtry.

Zong-Ming Li, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University. Musculoskeletal biomechanics, rehabilitation, and motor control of the human hand, including multidisciplinary studies of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Mark G. Luciano, M.D., Ph.D. University of Chicago. Pediatric and congenital neurosurgery; hydrocephalus.

Rolf Lustig, Ph.D., Ruhr-University Bochum. Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Molecular Simulations. Significance of research is the principal possibility to predict the thermophysical behavior of matter from its smallest constituents: molecules and their interactions.

Edward V. Maytin, Ph.D., University of Rochester. Structure and function of normal and diseased tissues; Skin and wound healing; Tissue engineering of artificial skin.

Robert F. McLain, M.D., University of California, Davis. Spine and trabecular bone biomechanics; Implant design and testing; Biomechanics of vertebral reconstruction; Dorsal root ganglion histomorphology; Neuropeptide pathophysiology; Fusion physiology and augmentation using stem cell harvest.

Gordon McLennan, M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University. Development of interventional radiology technologies related to a variety of disease states and clinical outcomes.

Carl McMillin, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Biomaterials and biocompatibility; Rubber fatigue; Spinal implants; Orthopedic and cardiovascular implant design.

Ronald J. Midura, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Regulation of bone and cartilage formation.

John C. Mosher, Ph.D., University of Southern California. Director, Magnetoencephalography research.

Anand Ramamurthi, Ph.D., Artificial heart valves, tissue engineering, biomaterials, and thrombosis.

Majid Rashidi, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Machine system design; Machine component design; Design for manufacturing; Smart journal bearings with controllable radial clearance; Analysis of elastohydrodynamic lubrication regime

Andrew H. Resnick, Ph.D., University of Alabama in Huntsville. Role of sensory cilia in cellular mechanosensation; optical probes of matter; applications in cystic fibrosis and polycistic kidney disease.

Hanz Richter, Ph.D., Oklahoma State University. Applied nonlinear control, ultra-precise motion control and mechantronics, control of thermofluid systems.

Walid I. Saliba, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center. Cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, including catheter ablation of various arrhythmias, implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators and extraction of implanted pacemaker and ICD leads using laser technology.

Randolph M. Setser, D.Sc., Washington University. Cardiac mechanics and image processing of cardiac MRI and CT images.

Dhananjai B. Shah, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Chairperson, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. Adsorption and diffusion in porous materials; Transport phenomena in biomedical systems.

Dan J. Simon, Ph.D., Syracuse University. Control theory, state estimation, embedded systems, computer intelligence.

William A. Smith, D.Eng., Cleveland State University. Nonpulsatile blood pump technology; Total artificial heart development; Mechanical fragility of red blood cells.

Shyam M. Srinivas, M.D., Ph.D., Nuclear medicine and collaborated a research track record with various industry sponsors from development of novel radiotracers to implemented processes in clinical medicine.

Orhan Talu, Ph.D., Arizona State University. Adsorption and diffusion in living systems; Thermodynamics of Adsorption; Adsorptive Natural Gas Storage; Numerical Methods; Molecular Simulations; Separation Processes.

Yuankai K. Tao, Ph.D., Development of novel optical imaging systems to create multimodal imaging tools for clinical diagnosis and treatment of pathologies in ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and oncology.

Surendra N. Tewari, Ph.D., Purdue University. Materials processing; Correlation between microstructure and properties.

Melanie S. Traughber, D.Sc., Washington University. Magnetic resonance and development and support of cardiac MRI research.

Sridhar Ungarala, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University. Process systems engineering.

Antonie J. van den Bogert, Ph.D., Ph.D., University of Utrecht. Biomechanics, rehabilitation, sports orthopaedics, prosthetics, exoskeletons, control.

Amit Vasanji, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. Confocal/wide field image acquisition and associated experimental design for micro-CT systems.

D. Geoffrey Vince, Ph.D., University of Liverpool (U.K.). Cardiovascular diagnostic imaging; Imaging of the heart via intravascular ultrasound.

Kai Wang, Ph.D., Medicine Faculty of Catholic University of Leuven. Vascular repair process following injury; Study and design of optimal gene delivery system for the treatment of restenosis after pecutaneous coronary intervention.

Ping Xia, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Medical physics, image guided radiation therapy, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy.

Siu-Ting Yau, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Bioelectronics, molecular electronics

Maciej Zborowski, Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences. Methods of cell separation for medical applications including rapid screening for cancer cells in blood, and isolation of blood-forming stem cells.