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College of Engineering and Computing


Biomedical Engineering

Our People

To deliver our collaborative program in the interdisciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering, our core and affiliated faculty include faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing as well as the College of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School.

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Faculty

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Abdel Bayoumi

Dr. Bayoumi's current areas of interest can be grouped into three categories: (1) study of Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) on military aircraft, (2) Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Mechatronics, and (3) design and applications of efficient energy resources and systems.

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James Blanchette

Dr. Blanchette's research interests fall into the areas of: design of cell-instructive materials, delivery of therapeutics and tissue engineering. 

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Wayne Carver

The research in Dr. Carver’s lab is focused on understanding how fibroblast behavior and gene expression are regulated in the heart. Cell culture and animal models are being used to examine the regulation of fibroblasts in cardiovascular disease.

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John Eberth

Dr. Eberth's work, and that of his lab, Translational Biomechanics Lab (TBL), is based on adapting fundamental engineering principles to understand, manipulate, and control the behavior of healthy and diseased cardiovascular tissue.

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Daping Fan

Dr. Fan’s current research interests include: 1) the interaction between lipoprotein metabolism and innate immunity in atherogenesis, 2) the tumor microenvironment of breast cancer, and 3) development of natural compounds as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer therapies.

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Edward Gatzke

Dr. Gatzke's research interests are in the area of process modeling, control, and optimization. Application areas of interest include particulate processing, bio-processes, and large scale systems.

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R. Michael Gower

Dr. Gower's research focuses on understanding the immune system in order to develop bio-instructive materials that stimulate specific immune responses.

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Adam Harstone-Rose

Dr. Hartstone-Rose’s research is predominantly in the field of comparative and functional morphology with studies focusing mostly on adaptations in the mammalian feeding apparatus including studies of feeding behavior, masticatory muscle fiber architecture, the functional morphology of skulls and teeth and analyses of the diets of extinct species.

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Silke Henrich

Dr. Henrich is the undergraduate core lab manager at the BiomedicalEngineering Program, and also serves as an instructor.  

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Esmaiel Jabbari

Dr. Jabbari's research draws upon chemistry, biology, macromolecular science and exploits biomimetic strategies to engineer cellular constructs for regeneration of skeletal tissues.

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Ehsan Jabbarzadeh

Dr. Jabbarzadeh's lab is interested in the interdisciplinary areas of biomaterials, stem cells and nano/micro-electromechanical systems with applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His research activities focus on understanding the principles by which microenvironmental signals regulate cellular responses.     

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Susan Lessner

Dr. Lessner's research interests center on processes which lead to the destabilization and rupture of atherosclerotic plaques. In humans, plaque rupture leads directly to clinical events such as heart attack and stroke.

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Michael Matthews

Dr. Matthews teaches and conducts research in the broad field of thermodynamics. In Biomedical Engineering, his research and entrepreneurship deal with use of carbon dioxide technology for sterilization, disinfection, modification of tissue scaffolds, and deactivations of allergenic proteins and asthma triggers. 

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Shekhar V. Patel

Dr. Patel's research interests include molecular regulation of vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells.

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Jay Potts

Dr. Pott’s research team is working toward understanding how the early heart and in particular, the AV canal is formed, laying the foundation for future therapeutic measures for congenital cardiac defects.

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John Rose

Dr. Rose's research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics, normative reasoning and planning, DAI and multiagent systems, and computational chemistry.  

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Francis Spinale

Francis G. Spinale, an internationally renowned cardiovascular scientist, has directed a translational research effort in the thematic area of remodeling with a particular focus upon heart failure. The mechanistic, translational, and clinical studies he has been working on will advance our understanding and potential treatment for major causes of heart failure in patients.

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Michael Sutton

Dr. Sutton's research and interests include coherent and incoherent optics applications, experimental mechanics, digital image processing, Computer Vision, applications of integral methods and experimental mechanics, boundary valve problems, plastic fracture mechanics, and finite elements modeling of cracked bodies. 

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Homayoun Valafar

Dr. Valafar's research activities fall into two broad categories: Computational Medicine and Computational Biology.

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Guiren Wang

Dr. Wang's research and interests include micro/nanofluidics, lab-on-a-chip, far field optical nanoscopy, super-resolution imaging, cancer detection, fluorescence spectroscopy, tissue engineering, fluid dynamics, turbulence and mixing.

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James Wells

Professor Wells’ clinical research focuses on analysis of HPV-Infection in Freshly Resected Tissue Specimens. 

 

 

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