Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Directory

Sean J. Kirkpatrick

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

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

Research Interests

  • Biostatistics

Jeremy Goldman

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

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

Roger Guillory II

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Cellular and molecular interactions of biomaterials
  • Metallic biocorrosion
  • Biomaterial histopathology
  • Biocompatibility
  • Degradable metals for cardiovascular implants

Sang Yoon Han

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
  • Advisor, Korean Student Association

Research Interests

Lab Web Page

Research Interests

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

Hoda Hatoum

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Teaching Experience

  • BE3350 - Introduction to Human Biomechanics (Spring 2021) 

Research Areas

  • Cardiovascular Biomechanics
  • Cardiovascular Biofluids
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Patient-Specific Modeling

Jingfeng Jiang

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Secondary Graduate Program Advisor, Biomedical Engineering

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

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

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

Smitha Rao

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interests

Research webpage

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

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

Hyeun Joong Yoon

  • Lecturer, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Experience

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Biomicrofluidics for Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomedical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Device and Biosensors
  • Electrical Properties of Materials
  • Basic Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Circulating tumor cells
  • Tumor microenvironment
  • Rare cell isolation and single-cell analysis
  • Microfluidics, BioMEMS devices, Biosensors

Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Stem cell and tissue engineering
  • Nano-biomaterials
  • Mechanical characterization of advanced materials
  • Sensors and actuators in medical device
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)

Bruce H. Barkalow

  • Adjunct Professor

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.

Chang Kyoung Choi

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

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
  • Neutron imaging
  • Fluid Flow-induced Shear Effect on Chondrons; Regeneration of pericellular matrix from chondrocytes using microencapsulation;

Carolyn A. Duncan

  • Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Mobility and postural control in aging and special populations
  • Ergonomics and design of built environments for special populations

Megan C. Frost

  • Professor and Chair, Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
  • Affiliated Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Affiliated Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Nitric oxide releasing polymers
  • Implantable sensors
  • Biological response to polymeric materials
  • Wound healing
  • Antimicrobial and viral inactivation

Peyman Mirtaheri

  • Adjunct Professor

Specialties

  • Fiber Optical Sensors
  • Sensors and Measurements
  • Techniques
  • Wireless Sensors
  • Motion Analysis 

Rupak Rajachar

  • Adjunct Professor

Specialties

  • 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

Zhiying (Jenny) Shan

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

Research Interests

  • Central Mechanism of Salt Sensitive Hypertension
  • Brain Prorenin Receptor and Hypertension
  • Brain Orexin System and Hypertension
  • Stress and Neuroinflammation and Hypertension
  • Neuronal Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome

Martyn Smith

  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research interests

  • Biostatistics

Ye Sun

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

  • Wearable sensors and electronics
  • Wearable robotics
  • Internet of things
  • Human factors

Multiple Research Assistantships Available

Catherine Taylor

  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Feng Zhao

  • Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Specialties

  • 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

Weihua Zhou

  • Assistant Professor, Health Informatics, Applied Computing
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Image Analysis

Areas of Expertise

  • Image Processing and Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Medical Image Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Text Mining