Politecnico di Milano

Faculty Supporting M.S. Degree with Politecnico di Milano

Faculty listed on this page will accept students from Politecnico di Milano to pursue their M.S. research for six months.

James H. Adair
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Pharmacology

407 Steidle Building
814-863-6047 (office)
814-360-4654 (cell)

Igor Aronson
Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Mathematics

504 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

Larry Cheng


Research Interests: stretchable electronics; transient sensors; advanced manufacturing

Francesco Costanzo
Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

W-315 Millennium Science Complex

Research Interests: Computational biomechanics of neurovascular coupling, computational biomechanics of the clothing and lysis of blood for applications in cardiovascular devices; computational biomechanics of tissue engineering.

Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/Faculty/Costanzo/

Nikki Crowley
Assistant Professor, Biology and Biomedical Engineering


Research Interests: neuropeptide transmission throughout the brain, using cell-specific and pathway-specific manipulations to understand how peptides alter neuronal signaling and behavior, particularly in the context of stress and drug use

Nikolay V. Dokholyan
G. Thomas Passananti Professor
Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Chemistry
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Director, The Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Office: HCAR 3049
717- 531-5177

Website: http://dokhlab.org/

Patrick Drew

W-317 Millennium Science Complex

Research Interests: Neurovascular coupling, cerebrospinal fluid flow, brain mechanics.

Website: https://www.drew-lab.org/

Bruce J. Gluckman
Director, Center for Neural Engineering
Director, Cross Disciplinary Neural Engineering Predoctoral Program


Research Interests: Epilepsy, device development for long-term in-vivo measurements, computational modeling of neural systems, sleep regulation, brain-computer interfaces, neurological, mental health, and aging diseases.

Raj Kothapalli
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Penn State Cancer Institute

325 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

Research Interests: BioPhotonics, Photoacoustics, Molecular Imaging, Wearable Sensing, Functional Ultrasound

Xiao Liu
Assistant Professor

431 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

Scott Medina
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

511 CBE Building

Research Interests: Nanomedicine, drug delivery, bioimaging, antimicrobials, microbiome engineering, molecular self-assembly.

Spencer Szczesny


Research Interests: tendon mechanics and mechanobiology, multiscale mechanical testing, computational modeling, regenerative medicine, developmental biology

Pak Kin Wong
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Surgery

Website: http://www.bioe.psu.edu/labs/sbl/

Jian Yang
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

W340 Millennium Science Complex

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  • Pak Kin Wong
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degree programs in biomedical engineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614

Email: bme@engr.psu.edu