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Core Faculty Directory

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

Hasan Ayaz

Associate Research Professor

Monell 101

Neuroergonomics, Functional Neuroimaging, Biomedical Signal Processing, Neuroengineering, Functional Near Infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), EEG, Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI)

Sri Balasubramanian

Associate 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, Senior Associate Dean, and Associate Dean for Research

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

Distinguished University Professor and Dean

Bossone 718-A

Environmental health, particularly the molecular biology and molecular epidemiology of environmental carcinogenesis.

Donald G. Buerk

Research Professor

LeBow 435-K

Biotechnology, physiology, systems biology, blood flow, microcirculation, nitric oxide, oxygen transport

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

Associate Professor

Monell 102

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

Kurtulus Izzetoglu

Associate Research Professor

Monell 131

Cognitive neuroengineering, functional brain imaging, near infrared spectroscopy, medical sensor development, biomedical signal processing, human performance assessment, and cognitive aging.

Meltem Izzetoglu

Associate Research Professor

Monell 109

Cognitive neuroengineering, biomedical signal processing, statistical signal analysis, optimal artifact removal, information processing, optical brain imaging, functional near infrared spectroscopy, working memory, attention, learning, reading and mathematical disabilities, cognitive aging, anesthesia awareness, and social anxiety disorders.

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, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
Associate Teaching Professor

Bossone 718-B

Systems biology of aging, control theory, aging physiome, and high-content cellular bioimaging.

Steven M. Kurtz

Associate Research Professor

3401 Market St, Suite 345

Computational biomechanics of bone-implant systems and impact-related injuries, orthopaedic biomechanics, contact mechanics, orthopaedic biomaterials, large-deformation mechanical behavior and wear of polymers, and degradation and crosslinking of polyolefins in implant applications.

Ryszard Lec


Monell 115-A

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

Peter A. Lewin

Richard B. Beard Distinguished University 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

Part-time Research Professor

Bossone 718

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

Michael Neidrauer

Assistant Research Professor

Bossone 625

Wound healing, near infrared, spectroscopy, cell culture, data analysis, optical coherence tomography (OCT), matlab, life sciences assay development, confocal microscopy, biomaterials, in-vivo, medical devices

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 105

Nanotechnology, near infrared imaging (NIR), medical devices

Ahmet Sacan

Associate Teaching 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 Teaching Professor

Gerri C. LeBow 444

Neuromuscular adaptation to changes in the myo-mechanical environment

Rami Seliktar


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, and brain-computer interface (BCI).

Adrian Shieh

Associate Teaching Professor

Bossone 710

3-D cell culture, cancer, cell and tissue engineering, extracellular matrix, fibroblasts, interstitial flow, mechanobiology, mechanotransduction, tumor invasion and metastasis, tumor microenvironment

Teaching Interests

Active learning, biomechanics, cell and molecular biology, cell and tissue engineering, problem-based learning, STEM education

Wan Shih


Monell 104

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

Kara Spiller

Assistant Professor

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB) 316

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

Marek Swoboda

Assistant Teaching Professor

Bossone 707

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

Amy Throckmorton

Associate Professor

Gerri C. LeBow 621

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

Catherine von Reyn, PhD

Assistant Professor

Bossone 707

Cell type-specific genetic engineering, whole-cell patch clamp in behaving animals, modeling, and detailed behavioral analysis to identify and characterize sensorimotor circuits.

Margaret Wheatley

John M. Reid Professor

LeBow 48-A

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

Ming Xiao

Associate Professor

New College Building (NCB) 17-115

Nanotechnology, single molecule detection, single molecule fluorescent imaging, genomics, genetics, genome mapping, DNA sequencing, DNA biochemistry, and biophysics.

Yinghui Zhong

Associate Professor

Bossone 716

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

Leonid Zubkov

Research Professor

Bossone 437

Physiology, wound healing, physiologic neovascularization, near-infrared spectroscopy, optical tomography, histological techniques, computer-assisted diagnosis, infrared spectrophotometry, physiologic monitoring, experimental diabetes mellitus, penetrating wounds, diabetes complications, skin, animal models, radiation scattering, failure analysis