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Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Josh Baker
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research interests:

  • How molecular motors in cells convert the chemical engery from ATP hydolysis into mechanical work

Bruno S. Bauer
Department of Physics

Research interests:

  • Applications of plasma physics, laser-plasmas, z-pinches, gas discharges and non-netural plasmas
  • Bbiomedical applications of soft-x-ray microscopes

Dhanesh Chandra
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering

Research interests:

  • Biological Applications of small-angle X-ray diffraction
  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Phase transitions

Dhanesh Chandra
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering

Research interests:

  • Biological Applications of small-angle X-ray diffraction
  • Thermal properties of materials
  • Phase transitions

Indira Chatterjee
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Numerical and experimental biolectromagnetics
  • Effectis of electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies to millimeter wave frequences on biological systems, including clinical applications

Gale L. Craviso
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of plasticity in catecholamine-producing cells
  • Effects of electromagnetic fields on excitable cells

Michael A. Crognale
Department of Psychology

Research interests:

  • Development of vision
  • Electrophysiological assessment of vision
  • Genetics and plasticity of  color vision

Dwight D. Egbert
Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Research interests:

  • Image processing
  • Neural network computing
  • Parallel computer architecture
  • Digital instrument design
  • Medical decision support systems
  • Machine vision

Cahit A. Evrensel

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Computational and experimental biofluid mechanics of airflow in the lung
  • Mathematical modeling of air-mucus-serous interactions
  • Imaging the air-mucus interface
  • Regulation of mucus clearance

M. Sami Fadali
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Control and system theory
  • Intelligent control
  • Variable structure control
  • Robust control
  • Two-dimensional systems
  • Kinetic models of membrane channels

Kenneth W. Hunter, Jr.

Department of Microbiology and Immmunology, School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Biosensors and analytical instrumentation
  • Molecular immunology and immunochemistry
  • Microbial toxin and toxic chemical immunoassays
  • Immunoregulation and parasitic infections

Peter Krumpe

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Biophysics of mucous rheology
  • Pharmacokinetics of antibiotics in repiratory secretions
  • Safety and effectiveness of antibiotics in treatment of pulmonary infectiosn
  • Strategies for treatment of cigarette addiction

Yantao Shen
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Bioinstrumentation
  • Smart sensors and actuators for bio-systems
  • Sensorized micro/nano systems
  • Visual servo systems
  • Haptic/tactile interfaces

Terence K. Smith
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine

Research interests:

  • Extrinsic and intrinsic (enteric) neural regulation of intestinal motility
  • Flourescent imaging
  • Electorphysiology

Vaidyanathan (Ravi) Subramanian
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Research interests:

  • Photovoltaics
  • Hydrogen generation at low and high temperatures from renewable sources
  • Environmental remediation

Qi Wan
Department of  Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Medicine

Eric L. Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Biomechanics of sideways falls
  • Smart materials and composites
  • Design of sports equipment

Michael A. Webster
Department of Psychology

Research interests:

  • Color perception
  • Adaptation in vision
  • Imagin systems

Xiaoshan Zhu
Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Research interests:

  • Electroanalytical chemistry
  • Electromechanical/optical immunoassay
  • Bioseparation
  • Micro/nano biosensors
  • Microfluidics
  • Micro/nanofabrication
  • BioMEMS
  • Integrated bioanalytical systems

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