From 1990 to 2001 Dr. Friedman was a faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since 2001, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia. In 2004, he joined the Department of Surgery at the Drexel College of Medicine.

Gary Friedman’s interests are in applications of electrical and magnetic phenomena to medicine and biology. His recent work involved development of miniature coils for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance imaging of cells, magnetic manipulation and separation in lab-on-a-chip applications, cellular probing using carbon nanotubes, magnetically targeted drug delivery in cardiovascular and orthopedic applications. He has also initiated work on applications of non-thermal plasma in medicine.

Dr. Friedman's research in nanotechnology includes study of self-assembly of magnetic nano-particles and applications of magnetic nano-patterns and nano-particles to fabrication of biochemical sensors and sensor arrays. He is also developing miniature Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) sensors and systems.

Dr. Friedman's work in the area of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) includes micro-fluidic systems for delivery of liquid micro-drops and the use of liquid micro-drops for adaptive optical devices and switches. He is also actively involved in theoretical and numerical modeling of hysteresis related phenomena in complex systems such as magnetic particle assemblies and nano-structured magnetic materials.

Degrees / Education

  • PhD, University of Maryland College Park, 1990

Research Interests

Magnetic sensors; miniature Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) systems; Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Areas of Study