Faculty and Staff

Meet our Biomedical Engineering faculty and staff

Faculty

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Rigoberto Advincula

Professor, Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality

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Ozan Akkus

Leonard Case Jr. Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Creates biologically active and mechanically functional tissue repair systems, and develops chemical imaging instrumentation for noninvasive biomedical and hazard diagnostics

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James Anderson

Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Musa Audu

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Investigates musculoskeletal computer modeling and its applications to human locomotion

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James Basilion

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Niloy Bhadra

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Researches nerve blocks, including the SINE electrode, high capacity electrode and high-frequency blocks

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Jeff Capadona

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers biomaterials-based strategies to improve the performance and longevity of central nervous system implanted devices

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M. Cenk Cavusoglu

Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Medical Robotics and Computer Integrated Surgery Laboratory

Develops next-generation medical robotic systems for surgery and image-guided interventions

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Colin Drummond

Assistant Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Master of Engineering and Management
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Fosters the application of informatics to improve clinical decision-making for patient care

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Dominique Durand

Distinguished Research Professor
Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Neural Engineering Center

Analyses neural systems and designs devices to interface with the nervous system to provide therapies for neurological disorders

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Steven Eppell

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Designs, synthesizes and tests orthopedic biomaterials using biomimetic strategies emphasizing nanoscale structures and self-assembly

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Roger French

Kyocera Professor
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Director, SDLE Research Center

Applies data science and analytics to energy and materials science research problems

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Miklos Gratzl

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Researches biomedical sensors and diagnostics, and focuses on translation to clinical applications

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Umut Gurkan

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Improves human health via research in cell mechanics to develop biosensors and point-of-care systems

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Kenneth Gustafson

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops medical devices to restore human functions

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Cong Huynh

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Polymeric drug delivery systems; biomaterials for functional tissue regeneration; sustained and/or controlled delivery of bioactive molecules to control stem cell fate; cell-cell interactions; polymer synthesis and functionalization.

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Oju Jeon

Research Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Bob Kirsch

Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Cleveland FES Center
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Kenneth Loparo

Nord Professor of Engineering
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Faculty Director, Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems

Develops real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems

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Zheng-Rong Lu

M. Frank Rudy and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Investigates novel MRI contrast agents, molecular imaging, drug delivery and therapeutics for retinal diseases

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Anant Madabhushi

F. Alex Nason Professor II
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics

Develops and translates computational imaging, AI and machine learning approaches for precision-medicine diagnosis, prognosis, treatment response and prediction

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Cameron McIntyre

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers the next generation of neuromodulation technology

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Minh Nguyen

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Hunter Peckham

Distinguished University Professor
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops and clinically deploys implantable electronic stimulators to restore movement for patients with paralysis

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Pubudu Peiris

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops therapeutic and diagnostic agents for hard-to-treat and lethal forms of cancer, and generates nanomedicine platforms

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Clare Rimnac

Wilbert J. Austin Professor of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Advances the long-term performance of implants and structural bone allografts through material analysis and characterization

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Andrew Rollins

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops biomedical optics technology for applications in biomedical research and health care improvement

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Gerald Saidel

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops computational models of transport and metabolic processes with applications in drug delivery and tissue engineering

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Nicole Seiberlich

Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Sam Senyo

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Applies tissue engineering to study human biology and improve human health

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Nicole Steinmetz

George J. Picha Designated Professor in Biomaterials
School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Pallavi Tiwari

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops neuroinformatics techniques for applications in brain tumors and neurological disorders

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Ronald Triolo

School of Medicine campus
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Executive Director, Advanced Platform Technology Center

Creates and evaluates assistive and restorative technologies to improve health and mobility of individuals with paralysis and limb loss

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Dustin Tyler

Kent H. Smith Professor of Engineering II
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Creates advanced prosthetic systems and neurological interfaces to restore and enhance sensation and function in people

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Satish Viswanath

School of Medicine campus
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

develops novel medical image analysis and machine learning tools for targeting and evaluating interventions

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Horst von Recum

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Facility at the National Center for Regenerative Medicine
Director, Image Guided Therapeutics subsection of the Cancer Imaging Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Tina Vrabec

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops novel waveforms and electrodes for downregulation of the nervous system for clinical applications including peripheral, autonomic and pain

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Ethan Walker

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops imaging agent for detection and photodynamic therapy of cancer cells and tissue that would allow the surgeon to decide in real time how aggressive the surgical intervention need be.

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Xinning Wang

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Develops cancer therapies and molecular image probes for cancer diagnosis

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David Wilson

Robert Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Creates image analysis and image analytics for important clinical and biomedical applications

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Xin Yu

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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Mei Zhang

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Engineers enhanced immunity through the design of non-viral, non-toxic biomaterials and nanomaterials that control immune responses to cancer

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Chris Zorman

Associate Dean, Research
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Director, Microfabrication Laboratory
Director, APT Center

Develops materials and processing techniques for microsystems, especially for challenging applications