Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


Faculty M - R

Majidi Majidi, Carmel
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2007, University of California, Berkeley
Soft Materials Lab
Highlights: Prof. Majidi leads the Integrated Soft Materials Lab. The aim of the lab is to develop materials, hardware architectures, and fabrication methods that allow robots and machines to behave like soft biological organisms and be safe for contact with humans. The ultimate goal is to replace the bulky and rigid hardware in existing robots with soft, lightweight, and deformable technologies that match the functionality of natural biological tissue. Currently, the group is focused on filled-elastomer composites and soft microfluidic systems that exhibit unique combinations of mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties and can function as “artificial” skin, nervous tissue, and muscle for soft robotics and wearables. A secondary focus is on novel rapid prototyping approaches and reliable methods for robotics and wearables implementation. This includes efforts to enable robust mechanical and electrical interfacing between soft-matter systems and conventional microelectronics and hardware.
Majidi VideoEngineering smart tattoos
Majidi VideoSofter, More Human Robots
Majidi VideoProfessor Majidi describing his research on soft machines
Majidi VideoProfessor Majidi speaking at Poptech 2013
Email: cmajidi
Telephone: 412_ 268 2492
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scaife Hall 409
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Soft-matter engineering; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; wearable computing
McHenry McHenry, Michael E.
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Email: mm7g
Telephone: 412_ 268 2703
FAX: 412 268 3113
Address: Roberts Hall 243
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Magnetic nanoparticles for tagging cells and MRI enhancement; cellular interactions with nanocrystalline magnetic materials; cellular effects of RF heating of magnetic nanoparticles; applications of magnetic nanoparticles and ferrogels in tissue engineering
Minden Minden, Jonathan S.
Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1985, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Minden Lab
Email: minden
Telephone: 412_ 268 2669
FAX: 412 268 7129
Address: Mellon Institute 279
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Technologies for proteomics; devices to couple gel electrophoresis to mass spectrometry; automation of 2D gel electrophoresis; protein capture for proteomics sample preparation; applications of image analysis in proteomics
Geyer Moura, Jose M. F.
University Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Email: moura
Telephone: 412_ 268 6341
FAX: 412 268 3890
Address: Baker/Porter Hall B20
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Post processing and interpretation of medical images; automated image segmentation; registration, classification, and interpretation; MRI imaging; microwave non-invasive imaging
Murphy Murphy, Robert F.
Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Machine Learning
Ph.D., 1980, California Institute of Technology
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Email: murphy
Telephone: 412_ 268 3480
FAX: 412 268 2977
Address: Gates Hillman Complex 7723
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Applications of machine learning in biological imaging; automated construction of generative models of cell organization from complex cellular images; active machine learning for driving biomedical experimentation
Ozdoganlar Ozdoganlar, Burak
Ver Planck Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems
Ph.D., 1999, University of Michigan
Materials Research Facilities Network
Email: ozdoganlar
Telephone: 412_ 268 9890
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scott Hall 6141
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Micro- and nano-manufacturing; medical device fabrication; surgical engineering; neural probes fabrication;  microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery; bone drilling analysis
Przybycien Przybycien, Todd M.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Ph.D., 1989, California Institute of Technology
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Przybycien Research
Highlights: Professor Przybycien's biomedical research interests include drug delivery, devices for clinical diagnostics, and nanobiotechnology; these involve collaborations with scientists, engineers and clinicians in many fields. His current projects include:
  • Use of surfactants to enhance aerosol drug delivery to the cystic fibrotic lung (image at top right is a radioscintigraphy showing non-uniform and reduced spreading of aerosol due to airway blocking in a cystic fibrotic lung;
  • Development of a hand-held device based on tissue reflectance spectroscopy for early detection of pressure ulcers;
  • Determination of the early fate of nanoparticles on exposure to blood.
Professor Przybycien has published more than 60 papers and holds three patents. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Email: todd
Telephone: 412_ 268 3857
FAX: 412 268 1173
Address: Doherty Hall 3109
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: CMOS-MEMS-based biosensors; protein structure characterization; processing of pharmaceutical proteins; protein drug delivery
Rabin Rabin, Yoed
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
D.Sc., 1994, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Biothermal Technology Laboratory
Email: rabin
Telephone: 412_ 268 2204
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scaife Hall 321
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Heat and mass transfer in biological systems; mechanical aspects of cryobiology; cryopreservation; cryosurgery devices & techniques; computerized planning of cryosurgery
Ren Ren, Xi (Charlie)
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2011, Peking University
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard Medical School
Ren Lab
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Ren Research
Highlights: Professor Ren’s lab is working at the interface of biomaterial and stem cell engineering, with the goal of providing regenerative therapeutic solutions to repair or replace damaged tissues and organs. The extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential niche component that maintains tissue homeostasis and drives tissue regeneration upon injury. The Ren lab is developing biologically selective and chemoselective approaches enabling ECM modulation and functionalization to boost injury repair in vivo and whole-organ bioengineering in vitro. In parallel, they are working to decipher inter-organ and intra-organ endothelial heterogeneity, and thereby to engineer organ-specific vasculature. One of their main model systems is the lung.
Email: xir
Telephone: 412_ 268 7485
FAX: 412 268 3025
Address: Scott Hall 4N111
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Whole-organ bioengineering; extracellular matrix engineering; vascular endothelial heterogeneity; stem cell-based directed tissue morphogenesis
Riviere Riviere, Cameron N.
Associate Research Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1995, Johns Hopkins University
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Riviere Research
Highlights: Professor Riviere's research is focused on robotics to improve surgical manipulation accuracy and minimally invasive access, with a particular interest in robotic compensation of physiological motion. Projects include: Micron, a handheld robotic microsurgical instrument (pictured) that actively compensates for the hand tremor of the surgeon; HeartLander, an inchworm-type robot that crawls across the surface of the beating heart to perform surgery; and a novel technique for steering of flexible needles through the brain.
Professor Riviere also develops similar technologies for the suppression of pathological movement disorders in assistive computer and wheelchair interfaces. He has authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters and holds three patents.
Email: camr
Telephone: 412_ 268 3083 FAX: 412 268 7350
Address: Newell Simon Hall 3107
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 1521
Research Interests: Robotics for microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery; precision tracking in microsurgery
Russell Russell, Alan J.
Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1987, University of London
Russell Laboratory
Russell Research
Highlights: Professor Alan Russell's research group combines chemistry, biology and materials science to address real world problems.The laboratory has pioneered the field of polymer-based protein engineering. Growing polymers from the surface of enzymes, the group has rationally tailored the properties of the protein and enabled ruggedized enzymes to be applied in health-related and defense-related arenas. Special interest has been focused on harnessing the power of biology in enzymatic fuel cells and biocatalytic therapeutics. Professor Russell's group has published over 200 papers and has performed the underlying work that generated two successful biotechnology companies. Professor Russell was the Founding Director of the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburgh and the Founding President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.
Russell VideoTED Talk of Professor Russell on regenerative medicine
Email: alanrussell
Telephone: 412_ 268 6977 FAX: 412 268 5229
Address: Hamburg Hall 1203
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Development of enzyme-polymer hybrid materials; exploiting the interface of chemistry, biology and materials for tissue engineering


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