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Kartik Balachandran

Kartik Balachandran

Biomedical Engineering

We are interested in understanding the interaction between structure and mechanics in regulating biological responses at different length-scales. We will employ live cell imaging, cell/tissue mechanics and tissue engineering techniques to focus on several cardiovascular bioengineering problems including:

  • cardiac valve calcification
  • valve fusion and blood-brain barrier dysfunction
  • Knowledge gained from these studies will help guide the development of future medical interventions and regenerative therapies.

Bob Beitle Jr.

Bob Beitle Jr.

Chemical Engineering

  • bioseparation
  • fermentation
  • adaptive technology for the disabled

W. Art Chaovalitwongse

W. Art Chaovalitwongse

Industrial Engineering

  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Medical Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Medical Decision Making

Magda El-Shenawee

Magda El-Shenawee

Electrical Engineering

  • Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy of biomedical, national security, and reverse engineering applications
  • Inverse scattering problem
  • Microwave imaging of breast cancer
  • Computational electromagnetics
  • MEMS antennas
  • Landmine detection
  • Rough surface scattering
  • RF microwave modeling
  • Breast cancer research using terahertz imaging and spectroscopy for cancer detection

Burak Eksioglu

Burak Eksioglu

Industrial Engineering

  • Resource allocation for healthcare problems
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Stochastic optimization

Sandra Eksioglu

Sandra Eksioglu

Industrial Engineering

  • Energy systems
  • Health care
  • Transportation systems

Leonard Harris

Leonard Harris

Biomedical Engineering

  • Cancer systems biology
  • Phenotypic plasticity and non-genetic heterogeneity in anticancer drug response
  • Multiscale modeling of complex intracellular signaling pathways and cell-cell interactions
  • Intrinsic stochasticity in cell fate decision making and biological function

Christa Hestekin

Christa Hestekin

Chemical Engineering

  • investigation of early stage protein aggregation using microchannel electrophoresis
  • evaluation of algal properties for biofuel production

Morten Olgaard Jensen

Morten Olgaard Jensen

Biomedical Engineering

  • Experimental cardiac surgery
  • Virtual bioinstrumentation
  • Medical device design and development
  • Cardiovascular fluid and tissue mechanics
  • In vitro modeling of the heart
  • Boundary conditions and validation of computational biomechanical models

Yanbin Li

Yanbin Li

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

  • Biosensors and bioinstrumentation
  • Microbial predictive modeling
  • Quantitative risk assessment
  • Food safety engineering

Ashlea Milburn

Ashlea Milburn

Industrial Engineering

  • Logistics planning problems, especially those arising in health and humanitarian sectors
  • Optimization
  • Heuristics

Timothy J. Muldoon

Timothy J. Muldoon

Biomedical Engineering

  • Multimodal microendoscopy
  • Multiphoton imaging for gastrointestinal cancer
  • Light sheet confocal microscopy
  • Whole blood analysis

Heather Nachtmann

Heather Nachtmann

Industrial Engineering

  • Transportation systems engineering
  • Logistics modeling
  • Healthcare supply chain
  • Economic decision analysis

Christopher E. Nelson

Christopher E. Nelson

Biomedical Engineering

  • genome editing technologies
  • Gene regulation in regenerative medicine and wound healing

Sarah Nurre Pinkley

Sarah Nurre Pinkley

Industrial Engineering

  • Network Optimization
  • Scheduling
  • Integer Programming
  • Heuristics and Optimization Algorithms
  • Multicriteria Optimization
  • Infrastructure Restoration
  • Electric Vehicle Swap Station
  • Integration Humanitarian Logistics
  • Military Aircraft Routing
  • Foodbank Compliance Routing
  • Freight Parking Utilization

Ed Pohl

Ed Pohl

Industrial Engineering

  • Reliability and Maintenance Modeling
  • Healthcare Logistics
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Engineering Optimization
  • Probabilistic Design
  • Systems Engineering

Xianghong Qian

Xianghong Qian

Biomedical Engineering

  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • smart polymers for drug delivery and protein purifications
  • virus clearance
  • protein folding and misfolding

Kyle P. Quinn

Kyle P. Quinn

Biomedical Engineering

developing quantitative biomarkers for non-invasive, real-time assessments of tissue structure and function to diagnose disease or trauma and guide therapies.

Narasimhan Rajaram

Narasimhan Rajaram

Biomedical Engineering

  • changes in the tumor microenvironment in response to treatment
  • relationship between tumor oxygenation and metabolism
  • promoting undesirable tumor outcomes
  • treatment resistance, recurrence, and metastasis

Raj Raghavendra Rao

Raj Raghavendra Rao

Biomedical Engineering

  • Stem Cell Bioprocessing
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomarkers
  • Pluripotency
  • Genomic Stability
  • Cancer Stem Cells
  • Cellular Reprogramming
  • Neural and Cardiovascular Bioengineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering Education
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship

Manuel D. Rossetti

Manuel D. Rossetti

Industrial Engineering

  • design, analysis, and optimization of logistics
  • manufacturing
  • health care
  • transportation systems using computer simulation and operations research techniques

Rebekah Margaret Samsonraj

Rebekah Margaret Samsonraj

Biomedical Engineering

  • mesenchymal stem cell therapy

Shannon Servoss

Shannon Servoss

Chemical Engineering

  • prevent fouling on hollow fiber membranes
  • modulate the aggregation of amyloid beta
  • insert into bicelles to alter the surface chemistry
  • form microspheres
  • detect water contaminants or proteins

Young Hye Song

Young Hye Song

Biomedical Engineering

  • Creating pro-regenerative scaffolds by exploiting cell-ECM interactions
  • Decellularized tissue matrices as disease model substrates
  • Understanding the role of extracellular vesicles in cancer progression

Jeffrey Collins Wolchok

Jeffrey Collins Wolchok

Biomedical Engineering

  • Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Bioreactors and the influence of mechanical force on cell behavior
  • Design of medical devices

Shengfan Zhang

Shengfan Zhang

Industrial Engineering

  • Mathematical modeling of stochastic systems with an emphasis on statistical and decision analysis as applied to health care and other service environments
  • Methodology: stochastic processes, (partially observable) Markov decision process, simulation, statistical modeling and machine learning
  • Applications: medical decision making, health policy and disparities research, process improvement in health care, inventory analysis, transportation

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