Biomedical Engineering Faculty and Staff

 
 

 

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Photo of James Adair

James Adair

Professor

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 108 Steidle Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6047

 
 
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Erin Ammerman

Undergraduate Staff Assistant

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 206 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6614

 
 
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David Arginteanu

Research Assistant

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 104 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6216

 
 
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Igor Aronson

Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 218 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-6260

 
 
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Justin Brown

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 228 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-5190

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  

 
 
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Peter Butler

Associate Dean for Education and Professor

Engineering Dean's Office

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 230 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8086

Personal or Departmental Website

Cell biophysics, Cellular Mechanotransduction, Vascular Physiology, Quantitative Microscopy

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Daniel Cortes

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 329 Leonhard Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-3103

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Francesco Costanzo

Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W315 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-2030

Continuum thermodynamics; Mechanics of thin films; Time-dependent fracture and damage mechanics of composites; Micromechanics and homogenization of inelastic composites; Computational mechanics; Thermodynamics of interfaces; Large deformations.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Lisa Daub

Administrative Support Coordinator

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 205 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-7050

 
 
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Cheng Dong

Department Head and Distinguished Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 205 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8091

Personal or Departmental Website

Biomechanics, cellular mechanics, cell signaling related to tumor and immuno-microenvironment, immunotherapy and drug delivery.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Patrick Drew

Associate Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W317 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-1473

Personal or Departmental Website

Neuroscience, neurovascular coupling.

Publications  

 
 
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Mary Frecker

Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 326 Leonhard Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1617

Personal or Departmental Website

Optimal design, compliant mechanisms, smart structures, medical device design

Publications  

 
 
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Eugene Gerber

Advanced Engineering Aide

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 111A Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6371

 
 
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Bruce Gluckman

Associate Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W312 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0178

I am interested in the application of tools from the nonlinear dynamics community to the understanding neural activity and creating brain-machine interfaces. Ongoing work includes creating and testing neural stimulation devices for chronic use.

Publications  

 
 
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Esther Gomez

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 44 Greenberg Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-4732

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Weihua Guan

Assistant Professor

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 111F Electrical Engineering West

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-5748

Personal or Departmental Website

Electro-fluidic and opto-fluidic devices and systems for biosensing and actuation, bioMEMS/NEMS, Lab-on-a-chip, Micro/Nanofluidics, Electrokinetic Phenomena, Point-of-care Testing.

 
 
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William Hancock

Professor, Chair of the Intercollege Graduate Program in Bioengineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 229 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-0492

Personal or Departmental Website

Kinesin molecular motors, microtubules, molecular biomechanics, nanoscale biomolecular transport, directed assembly.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Daniel Hayes

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: N242 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0780

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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William Higgins

Distinguished Professor

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 209F Electrical Engineering West

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0186

Personal or Departmental Website

3D Medical Image Processing, Virtual Endoscopy, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Visualization

Publications  

 
 
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Jane Horetsky

Communications Strategist

Communications Department

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 248 East Calder Way, 4th Floor

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-6225

 
 
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Sri-Rajasekhar (Raj) Kothapalli

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 219 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-0459

 
 
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Reuben Kraft

Shuman Early Career Professor

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 320 Leonhard Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-4570

Personal or Departmental Website

Computational solid mechanics, finite element analysis, numerical modeling, blast physics, high performance computing

Publications  

 
 
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Manish Kumar

Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office: 43 Greenberg Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7519

Personal or Departmental Website

Membranes, Biomimetic membranes, membrane proteins, desalination, self assembly electron microscopy

Publications  

 
 
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Siu Ling Leung

Instructor

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 206 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8092

 
 
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Xiaojun Lian

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W342 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8093

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  

 
 
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Herbert Lipowsky

Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 233 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-9065

Personal or Departmental Website

Pressure and flow relationships in microcirculation, in vivo rheology blood flow in sickle-cell disease and other hematological disorders.

Publications  

 
 
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Xiao Liu

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 315 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4419

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Keefe Manning

Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Schreyer Honors College

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 231 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-6318

Personal or Departmental Website

Hemodynamics, hemorheology, cardiovascular prosthetics (artificial hearts, ventricular assist devices, mechanical heart valves), blood rheology

Publications  

 
 
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Scott Medina

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 223 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4758

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Leah Mehm

Department Head Staff Assistant

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 205 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1407

 
 
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Gary Meyers

Information Technology Specialist

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 111 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6730

 
 
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Ibrahim Ozbolat

Associate Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W313 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-4971

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Gerson Rosenberg

Professor

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Office: H151 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-6301

 
 
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Howard Salis

Associate Professor

Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 109 Tyson Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1931

Personal or Departmental Website

Assistant professor of Biological and Chemical Engineering; Synthetic Biology & Metabolic Engineering; integrated computational-experimental development of biophysical models; automated design and engineering of cellular sensors, genetic circuits, metabolic pathways, and genomes.

 
 
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Steven Schiff

Brush Chair Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W311 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-4210

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Jenna Sieber

Graduate Staff Assistant

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 205 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8087

 
 
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Christopher Siedlecki

Professor

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Office: H151 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-5716

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Margaret Slattery

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 11D Grange Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8092

Publications  

 
 
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Srinivas Tadigadapa

Professor

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: N-237 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-2730

Microelectromechanical systems, Microsensors, Microactuators, PZT MEMS, BioMEMS, Nanoscale devices, and Structures.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Akif Undar

Professor

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Office: H085 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-6706

 
 
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Yong Wang

Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: 232 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6867

Personal or Departmental Website

Biomaterials, Drug delivery, Tissue regeneration, Biomimetic engineering, Nucleic acid aptamers.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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William Weiss

Professor

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Office: H151 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-6228

 
 
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Tak Sing Wong

Wormley Early Career Professor

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Office: N330 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-6122

Personal or Departmental Website

Bioinspired engineering, Interfacial engineering, Micro- and Nano-manufacturing.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Pak Kin Wong

Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 230 Hallowell Building

E-mail:

Phone: 814-863-5267

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
Photo of Jian Yang

Jian Yang

Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W340 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-1278

Personal or Departmental Website

Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Drug delivery, Medical devices.

Publications  

 
 
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Qing Yang

Professor

College of Medicine

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 0999 MAG RESN IMAGING (MRI)

E-mail:

Phone: 717-531-5856

 
 
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Nanyin Zhang

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Office: W341 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-867-4791

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  

 
 
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Sulin Zhang

Professor

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Biomedical Engineering

Office: N-231 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-7640

Personal or Departmental Website

Multiscale computational simulations of nanostructured materials and biological materials; multiscale mechanics of nano-bio interfaces.

Research Projects  

 
 
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Siyang Zheng

Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Office: N238 Millennium Science Complex

E-mail:

Phone: 814-865-8090

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 

About

The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614