Faculty Directory

Bruce H. Barkalow

Adjunct Professor

231-652-2228
bruce@bhbi.com

Specialties

  • Medical devices
  • Failure analysis of medical devices
  • Biomedical and clinical engineering consulting
  • Forensic investigation
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Qing-Hui Chen

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

906-487-1629
qinghuic@mtu.edu
SDC 231/ Dow 407

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular physiology, neurophysiology and exercise science.
  • Neural mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders.
  • Neural mechanisms of exercise training in regulating autonomic and cardiovascular function.

Chang Kyoung Choi

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Faculty Advisor, Korean Student Association

906-487-1463
cchoi@mtu.edu
MEEM 832

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Opto-electric Cellular Sensing
  • Microfluidics and Microscale Heat Transfer
  • Droplet Impingement on Patterned Metal Surfaces
  • Evaporation of Thin Films and Droplets
  • Multiscale Interface Phenomena
  • Chemotaxis
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons

Areas of Expertise

  • Microscopic Imaging Techniques
  • Micro-/nano-fabrications
  • Cellular Sensing & Singe Protein Tracking

Megan C. Frost

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

906-487-3350
mcfrost@mtu.edu
M & M Building 304

Research Interests

  • Nitric oxide releasing polymers
  • Implantable sensors
  • Biological response to polymeric materials

Jeremy Goldman

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-2851
jgoldman@mtu.edu
M & M Building 303

Research Interests

  • The biology and physiology of the lymphatic and blood vascular systems including vascular regeneration, remodeling and pathology
  • Vascular biomaterials, including polymeric, natural, and metallic, for vascular repair and regeneration

Jingfeng Jiang

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Secondary Graduate Program Advisor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-1943
jjiang1@mtu.edu
305 M&M

Research interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Automated control of ultrasound scanning including the use of 3D printing technology
  • Image and signal processing
  • Non-invasive assessment of biomechanical properties of soft tissues
  • Computer aided analyses of cardiovascular flow

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-2167
sjkirkpa@mtu.edu
M & M Building 301

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomedical optics
  • Lasers and other light sources for biology and medicine
  • Non-contact measurement of tissue mechanics and fluid flows
  • Coherent imaging

Bruce P. Lee

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-3262
bplee@mtu.edu
M & M building 401

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Biomimetic, bio-inspired materials
  • Biointerface
  • Antimicrobial and antifouling coatings
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tissue adhesives

Adrienne Minerick

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Professor, Chemical Engineering

Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-2796
minerick@mtu.edu
Chem Sci 202H

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis

Keat Ghee Ong

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health

906-487-2749
kgong@mtu.edu
M & M Building 302

Research Interests

  • Biomedical devices for human physiological measurements
  • Biosensors for biotoxin and microbial detection
  • Wireless implantable sensors
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Magnetism and magnetic materials

Rupak Rajachar

Senior Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-1129
rupakr@mtu.edu
M & M Building

Research Interests

  • Physical and chemical mechanisms guiding biomineralization in vascular and bone-related cell types and tissues
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Cell and tissue mechanics
  • The host response to implantable materials
  • Composite materials for hard and soft tissue engineering

Smitha Rao

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-3230
smithar@mtu.edu
M & M building 410A

Research Interests

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microfluidics for cancer research
  • Microenvironment platforms to characterize cellular interactions
  • Sensors and devices for biomedical sensing and implantable devices
  • Piezo-based polymeric sensors
  • Microscale devices for biomedical sensors
  • Electrospun fibers for scaffold and electrical sensing

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-1757
zhiyings@mtu.edu
Dow 501

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Brain Renin Angiotensin System and Hypertension
  • Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Martyn Smith

Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-0092

M &M building 204

Research interests

  • Biostatistics

Orhan Soykan

Professor of Practice

osoykan@mtu.edu
M & M Building 403

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Implantable Devices
  • Biosensors
  • Power and Telemetry schemes
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Bioinformatics and Proteomics

Specialties

  • Implantable Devices, Biosensors, Molecular Medicine

Ye Sun

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-2249
yes@mtu.edu
MEEM 926

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Human Factors in Transportation

Research Interests

  • Wireless Body Area Network and Wireless Health Care
  • Non-contact Physiological Measurement System
  • Data Mining in Human Fatigue Detection
  • Transportation Safety
  • Human Factors
  • Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Feng Zhao

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering

906-487-2852
fengzhao@mtu.edu
M & M building 402

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Stem cell therapies
  • Naturally derived biomaterials
  • Cell sheet engineering
  • 3D scaffold-free tissue fabrication
  • Cardiovascular tissue regeneration
  • Neural Tissue Engineering