Biomedical Engineering

PhD Students

Topal, Tugba

Advisor: Dr. Paul H. Krebsbach
Research Interest(s): Understanding how external mechanical forces and cellular microenvironment influence fundamental cell processes such as stem cells differentiation and prolifer

Zhu, Yiying

Advisor: Dr. Oliver Kripfgans
Research Interest(s): Therapeutic ultrasound, Cavitation, Medical imaging, Signal/Image processing, Data fusion, Image analysis.


Allen, Steven

Advisor: Dr. Zhen Xu
Research Interest(s): Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Guide for Focused Ultrasound Surgeries

Aydin, Omer

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Frank
Research Interest(s): Drug/gene delivery, nanomedicine, SERS, Raman Spectroscopy, polymer, ATRP, imaging, ultrasound

Friedman, Michael

Advisor: Dr. David Kohn
Research Interest(s): Exercise and nutrition effects on the musculoskeletal system

Fromen, Catherine

Advisor: Dr. Lola Eniola-Adefeso
Research Interest(s): Innovative therapeutic approaches using rationally designed structures in order to direct controlled responses in biological systems.

Kabinejadian, Foad

Advisor: Dr. Joseph Bull
Research Interest(s): Experimental, analytical, and computational cardiovascular and biofluid mechanics; design and development of medical devices; gas embolotherapy.

Kulkarni, Girish

Advisor: Dr. Xudong Fan, Dr. Zhaohui Zhong
Research Interest(s): Understanding and tailoring the behavior of nanomaterials to develop next-generation nanoelectronics/nanophotonics and chemical/biological sensor platforms.

Park, Dae Woo

Advisor: Dr. Albert Shih
Research Interest(s): Ultrasound shear wave imaging; ultrasound elasticity imaging using speckle tracking; real time blood flow measurement using ultrasound speckle decorrelation

Ross, Shani

Advisor: Dr. Tim Bruns
Research Interest(s): My research interests include closed-loop neuroprosthesis and neuromodulation for the treatment of disorders and/or restoration of function.

Other Candidates of Potential Interest

Chun, Il Young

Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Fessler
Research Interest(s): Compressed sensing, convolutional filter learning and sparse signal recovery, adaptive signal processing in medical imaging, computational photography

Kim, Dongwon

Advisor: Dr. Richard Gillete
Research Interest(s): Robust control, Assistive robot, Compliant mechanism, Rehabilitation, and Neuroscience

Li, Chao

Advisor: Dr. Anish Tuteja
Research Interest(s): Surface Science, Microfluidics, Cell-Materials Interaction, Self-assembly of Nanomaterials

McCarroll, Louise

Advisor: Dr. William Schultz, Dr. Michael Solomon
Research Interest(s): Applications of continuum mechanics in medicine

Patterson, Brandon

Advisor: Dr. Eric Johnsen, Dr. David Dowling
Research Interest(s): Acoustics, fluid mechanics, ultrasonics, biomedical applications, engineering education, science communication

Pawelec, Kendell

Advisor: Dr. Jeff Sakamoto
Research Interest(s): My research interest lies at the boundary of materials and biology, examining how changes to material properties can influence cell behavior.

Pienaar, Elsje

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Linderman
Research Interest(s): Multi-scale, systems pharmacology approaches to host-pathogen interactions and treatment optimization. Integration of varied experimental and clinical data.

Stewart, Elizabeth

Advisor: Dr. Ming Dao
Research Interest(s): Revealing connections between the biophysics of living systems and their disease states and utilizing these findings to develop therapeutics and diagnostics.

Wang, Shue

Advisors: Dr. Allen Liu
Research Interest(s): My specialty is developing engineering techniques to solve biological problems. My ideal goal is bridging the gap between biological and engineering paradigms.

Wilson, Robert

Advisor: Dr. Bruce Tromberg
Research Interest(s): Development, validation, and implementation of novel mathematical models of light transport in biological tissue for diagnostic applications in brain imaging

Zheng, Yi

Advisor: Dr. Jianping Fu
Research Interest(s): Biomimetic microenvironment, Cellular biophysics, Micro/Nano biosensors, Instrumentation