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Sean J. Kirkpatrick

  • Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer 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

Sunyoung Ahn

  • Lecturer and Biostatistician, Biomedical Engineering
  • Lecturer, Mathematical Sciences
906-487-1949
sahn@mtu.edu
M & M Building 341

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics

Megan C. Frost

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated 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

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Materials Science and 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

Sangyoon Han

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
906-487-2897
sjhan@mtu.edu
M&M Building 403

Research Interests

  • Mechanobiology
  • Traction force by a living cell
  • Cell adhesion and migration
  • Image data modeling
  • Machine learning
  • BioMEMS

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

Bruce P. Lee

  • Associate 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

Keat Ghee Ong

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Portage Health Foundation Endowed Professor of Technological Innovations in Health
  • Affiliated Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
906-487-2749
kgong@mtu.edu
M & M Building 302

Research Interests

  • Implantable sensors
  • Wireless sensors
  • Biomedical devices for human physiological measurements
  • Regenerative medicine

Rupak Rajachar

  • Principal Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering
906-487-1129
rupakr@mtu.edu
M & M

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

Orhan Soykan

  • Professor of Practice
osoykan@mtu.edu
M & M Building 406

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

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

Bruce H. Barkalow

  • Adjunct Professor
231-652.228
bruce@bhbi.com

Specialties

  • Medical devices
  • Failure analysis of medical devices
  • Biomedical and clinical engineering consulting
  • Forensic investigation

Qing-Hui Chen

  • Associate Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

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.

Choi 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

Adrienne Minerick

  • Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
  • Assistant to the Provost for Faculty Development
  • Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Microdevices
  • Medical diagnostics
  • Nonlinear electrophoresis

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

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)