Core Faculty

Rouzbeh Amini
Assistant Professor
Research: Experimental and computational multi-scale biomechanics in ocular, cardiovascular, and vaginal tissues

James Keszenheimer
Professor of Engineering Practice
Commercialization Interests: Development and commercialization of biomedical instrumentation, medical device design, lasers and optical devices, spectroscopic techniques, sensor fusion, MEMS, and Optical Coherence Tomography

Lawrence Noble
Associate Professor of Practice, Associate Chair for Biomedical Engineering (Undergraduate)
Research: Biomechanics of human motion

Marnie Saunders
Associate Dean, Grad School, Associate Professor
Research: Orthopaedic biomechanics and bone cell mechanobiology

Hossein Tavana
Associate Professor
Research: Develop novel microtechnologies to study cancer metastasis, respiratory drug delivery, and stem cells differentiation

Rebecca Kuntz Willits
Margaret F. Donovan Endowed Chair, Professor and Interim Department Chairperson
Research: Synthesis and characterization of scaffolds for tissue engineering, stem cells, and drug delivery; electrical stimulation for regenerative medicine

Yang H. Yun
Associate Professor, Graduate Advisor, Associate Chair for Biomedical Engineering (Graduate)
Research: Innovations in nanotechnology and nanomedicine to develop advanced therapeutics for cancer, cardiovascular disorders, and infectious diseases

Ge (Christie) Zhang
Associate Professor
Research: Cues to direct vascular and neuronal differentiation from stem cells; interaction between the vascular and nervous system; tissue engineering strategies to treat various cardiovascular diseases and neurological disorders

Joint Faculty

Matthew Becker
Professor, W. Gerald Austen Endowed Chair in Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering
Research: Synthesis of macromolecular materials, which stimulate and influence cell functions including proliferation, differentiation and internalization.

Nic D. Leipzig
Associate Professor
Research: Tissue engineering; hydrogel biomaterial scaffolds; adult stem cells; recombinant protein design and production; mechanobiology

Francis Loth
F. Theodore Harrington Professor
Research: Medical diagnostics, image processing, pattern recognition, nanophotonics, bioinspired sensors, optical diffused reflectance, miniaturization of clinical devices, molecular imaging

Ajay Mahajan
Research: Biomedical devices and instrumentation (spine, urology); ultrasonics, robotics and controls; intelligent systems; sensors

Shing-Chung "Josh" Wong
Research: Micropatterning of polymers for understanding blood cell adhesion, blood-related diagnostics, tissue scaffolds and biomaterials.

Jiang Zhe
Research: MEMS/NEMS and lab-on-a-chip devices, including micro/nano scale devices for bio-related applications, microfluidics and nanofuidics, smart materials and structures, and micro/nano actuators for bio applications, and novel micro/nano fabrication


Richard Mostardi
Dale H. Mugler
Narender P. Reddy
Stanley E. Rittgers
Daniel B. Sheffer
Bruce Taylor
Mary C. Verstraete

Visiting Researchers

Marius Gudauskis


Sandy Vasenda
Administrative Assistant

Stephen Paterson
Engineering Technician Sr.