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Core Faculty

Contact Information Research Interests
Fred Allen

Associate Teaching Professor and Associate Director for Undergraduate Education

Bossone 703

Tissue Engineering, Cell Engineering, Orthopedics, Bone Remodeling, Wound Healing, Mechanotransduction, Signal Transduction, Adhesion, Migration

Sri Balasubramanian

Assistant Professor

Bossone 713

Orthopedic biomechanics, Pediatric spine and rib cage deformities, Scoliosis, Computational modeling, Pediatric long bones, Animal models, Injury biomechanics, Spinal kinetics and kinematics, and Knee kinematics.

Kenneth A Barbee, PhD

Professor and Interim Director, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Bossone 714

Cellular biomechanics of neural and vascular injury, mechanotransduction in the cardiovascular system, mechanical control of growth and development for wound healing and tissue engineering

Jaimie Dougherty

Assistant Teaching Professor

Bossone 707

Brain-computer interface, neural encoding, electrophysiological signal acquisition and processing.

Lin Han

Assistant Professor

Bossone 711

Nanoscale structure-property relationships of biological materials, genetic and molecular origins of soft joint tissue diseases, biomaterials under extreme conditions, coupling between stimulus-responsiveness and geometry

Uri Hershberg PhD

Assistant Professor

Bioinformatics, immunology, neural computation, system biology, somatic selection, autoimmunity, genetic stability, germline diversity, dendritic cell, transcription elements, pathogens, computational and mathematical modeling, complex systems, cognition and inflammation

Dov Jaron

Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine

Bossone 704

Engineering development and optimization of cardiac assist devices, cardiovascular dynamics, cardiovascular function under stress, modeling of biological systems, mechanisms of gas transport in the mivtocirculation, biomedical instrumentation biomatrices, cell-biomaterials interactions, artificial internal organs, endothelial cell biology, hemodynamic forces, atherosclerosis, genomics, signal transduction

Andres Kriete

Associate Director for Graduate Studies and Academic Operations

Bossone 707-B

Systems biology of aging, control theory, aging physiome, high-content cellular bioimaging
Ryszard Lec


Bossone 626

Medical and biomedical sensors, surface acoustic wave (SAW) devices, new sensing mechanisms, sensor intelligence and micro machining.

Peter A. Lewin

Richard B. Beard Professor

Bossone 701

Ultrasonic characterization of materials, propagation of ultrasonic waves in inhomogeneous media, electro-acoustic transducers, biological effects of ultrasound, physical acoustics, and underwater acoustics

Hualou Liang


Monell 103

Neuroengineering, neuroinfomatics, cognitive and computational neuroscience, neural data analysis and computational modeling, biomedical signal processing

Donald McEachron

Teaching Professor and Coordinator for Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement

Bossone 719

Animal behavior, autoradiography, biological rhythms, cerebral metabolism, evolutionary theory, image processing, neuroendocrinology

Karen Moxon

Professor and Associate Director for Research

Bossone 712

Computational modeling, neural modeling, neurorobotics, neuromimetics, neurocontrol, multiple,single neuron recording.

Banu Onaral

H. H. Sun Professor and Senior Advisor to the President, Global Partnerships

Monell 106

Functional optical brain imaging, biomedical signal processing, complexity and scaling in biomedical signals, systems, and imaging

Kambiz Pourrezai


Monell 104

Nanotechnology, near infrared imaging (NIR), medical devices

Ahmet Sacan

Assistant Professor

Bossone 702

Bioinformatics, structural bioinformatics, databases, data mining, protein folding, protein structure alignment, protein-protein interactions, computational drug design, graphical user interfaces, gene expression analysis, image processing, computer vision, automated cell tracking, online education tools.

Joseph J. Sarver

Associate Professor

Gerri C. LeBow 619

Neuromuscular adaptation to changes in the myo-mechanical environment

Rami Seliktar

Professor and Vice Director

Bossone 718-A

Rehabilitation engineering, Limb prosthetics, biomechanics, human motion, orthopedic biomechanics, assistive technology

Patricia Shewokis


Bellet Building 523

Movement science, smart prosthetics, "brain-in-the-loop" cognitive technologies, motor learning, human performance, biofeedback, neural imaging, statistics and measurement, brain-computer interface

Adrian Shieh

Assistant Professor

Bossone 710

Biomechanics, cancer, cellular engineering, extracellular matrix, fibroblasts, interstitial flow, mechanobiology, tissue engineering, tumor invasion and metastasis, tumor microenvironment

Wan Shih

Associate Professor

Monell 104

Piezoelectric microcantilever biosensors development, piezoelectric finger development, quantum dots development, tissue elasticity imaging, piezoelectric microcantilever force probes

Kara Spiller

Assistant Professor

Bossone 629-D

Macrophage-biomaterial interactions, drug delivery systems, and chronic wound healing.

Marek Swoboda

Research Assistant Professor


Cardiovascular engineering, cardiovascular system, diagnostic devices in cardiology, piezoelectric biosensors, pathogen detection

Amy Throckmorton

Associate Professor

Computational and experimental fluid dynamics; cardiovascular modeling, including transient, fluid-structure interaction, and patient-specific anatomical studies; bench-to-bedside development of medical devices; artificial organs research; prediction and quantification of blood trauma and thrombosis in medical devices; design of therapeutic alternatives for patients with dysfunctional single ventricle physiology; human factors engineering of mechanical circulatory assist devices

Margaret Wheatley

John M. Reid Professor

LeBow 48-A

Ultrasound contrast agent development (tumor targeting and triggered drug delivery), controlled release technology (bioactive compounds), microencapsulated allografts (ex vivo gene therapy) for spinal cord repair

Ming Xiao

Research Professor

Nanotechnology, single molecule detection, single molecule fluorescent imaging, genomics, genetics, genome mapping, DNA sequencing, DNA biochemistry, biophysics
Yinghui Zhong

Assistant Professor

Bossone 716

Neural tissue engineering, biomaterials, neural electrode/tissue interface, spinal cord repair, stem cells, surface modification, and drug delivery