Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


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Fedder Fedder, Gary K.
Howard M. Wilkoff Professor, Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Robotics Institute
Ph.D., 1994, University of California, Berkeley
Email: fedder
Telephone: 412_ 268 8443
FAX: 412 268 5229
Address: Hamburg Hall 1201C
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Design and fabrication of integrated micro/nano-scale sensors and actuators, implantable microsystems, neural probe arrays
Feinberg Feinberg, Adam W.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Ph.D., 2004, University of Florida
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University
Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group
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Feinberg Research
Highlights: Professor Feinberg's lab is developing materials-based engineering strategies to encode information in the 3-D environment of the cell. They are currently investigating the basic properties of engineered ECM and using this to build cardiac, skeletal and corneal tissues. On the basic science side, they are exploring the biomechanics and mechanobiology of engineered fibronectin, laminin and collagen nanofibers. On the applied side, they are merging developmental biology and materials science to build 2-D and 3-D scaffolds that drive stem cells to differentiate and form functional tissues.
Professor Feinberg holds a joint appointment in Materials Science & Engineering. He has published over 20 papers on cardiac tissue engineering and cell-material interfaces in journals such as Science, Nature Biotechnology, and Biomaterials. He is also a recipient of the prestigious NIH Director's New Innovator Award.
Feinberg VideoProfessor Feinberg introducing his research on tissue engineering
Email: feinberg
Telephone: 412_ 268 4897
FAX: 412 268 3025
Address: Scott Hall 4N109
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Research Interests: Tissue regeneration in neuromuscular and cardiovascular systems; self-assembly and multi-scale coupling in biological systems; cell-material interactions; protein-based materials; bioprosthetics; stem cell differentiation and engineered morphogenesis
Galeotti Galeotti, John
Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2007, Carnegie Mellon University
Medical Robotics

Galeotti VideoProfessor Galeotti's seminar on Biomedical Image Guidance
Email: jgaleotti
Telephone: 412_ 268 8944
Address: Newell Simon Hall A525
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Novel optics for imaging and visualization; biomedical image analysis and visualization; combining robotic multi-camera computer vision with volumetric/tomographic biomedical imaging modalities; Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Geyer Geyer, Hartmut
Associate Professor, Robotics Institute and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2005, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
Hartmut Geyer's Website
Geyer Research
Highlights: The research of Professor Hartmut Geyer is focused on the principles of legged dynamics and control, their relation to human neuromuscular control, and resulting applications in robotics. His main contributions include the unification of human and animal gait in one theory of legged dynamics, and the identification of sensory feedback controls that power prosthetic legs and provide amputees with human-like leg performance. His research involves developing mathematical and computational models that capture essential problems of locomotion biomechanics and motor control, and building robot legs that translate the model results into rehabilitation technologies. Professor Hartmut Geyer has been the recipient of the EU Marie Curie Fellowship.
Email: hgeyer
Telephone: 412_ 268 1724
FAX: 412 268 5569
Address: Newell Simon Hall 4521
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion; design and control of powered segmented legs in robotics and rehabilitation
He He, Bin
Department Head, Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Center for Neural Basis of Cognition
Ph.D., 1988, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Harvard University – M.I.T.
Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory
He Research
Highlights: Professor Bin He’s research is centered around neuroengineering with focus to functional neuroimaging, neural interfacing and neuromodulation. His lab is developing noninvasive dynamic brain imaging technology for studying mechanisms of motor and visual systems, and aiding detection, diagnosis, and management of various brain disorders. A major thrust area of Dr. He’s research is to develop noninvasive mind-controlled neurorobotics for aiding disabled patients.
Prof. He’s research has been recognized by the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award and the Academic Career Achievement Award from the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, was a Past President of IEEE EMBS, and is Chair-elect of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.
He VideoProfessor He introducing his research and goals for the department
Email: bhe1
Telephone: 412_ 268 9857
FAX: 412 268 3025
Address: Scott Hall 4N120A
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Electrophysiological source imaging, brain-computer interface, neuromodulation, inverse problem, functional neuroimaging, tissue electrical property imaging
Galeotti Hitchens, Kevin
Assistant Research Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Director, Pittsburgh NMR Center for Biomedical Research
Ph.D., 1997, University of Virginia
Email: hitchens
Telephone: 412_ 268 1993
FAX: 412 268 7083
Address: Mellon Institute 150C
Carnegie Mellon University
4000 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Magnetic Resonance Imaging; MRI cell tracking; neuronal injury; inflammation
Ho Ho, Chien
Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1961, Yale University
Ho Lab
Ho Research
Highlights: The research of Professor Chien Ho is focused on imaging immune responses by MRI using animal models, and on the structure-function relationship in hemoglobin. His major contributions include pioneering the use of MRI to unravel allosteric mechanisms of hemoglobin, and to develop a non-invasive MRI method to monitor immune responses in vivo following organ transplantation.
Professor Ho has published over 300 papers. He was awarded a Gold Medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for his pioneering work in cell tracking by MRI. He is a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the ISMAR, ISMRM, and AAAS, and is an academician of Academia Sinica.
Email: chienho
Telephone: 412_ 268 3395
FAX: 412 268 7129
Address: Mellon Institute 649
Carnegie Mellon University
4400 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Migration of immune cells in vivo; immune response to organ transplantation; MRI-based in vivo imaging; contrast agents for MRI-based cell tracking
Hollinger Hollinger, Jeffrey O.
Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering
D.D.S., 1973, University of Maryland
Ph.D., 1981, University of Maryland

Email: hollinge
Biography: Dr. Hollinger graduated from Hofstra University with a Fine Arts degree in 1969. After receiving his D.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, he completed clinical programs at Ft Dix, NJ and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC in the United States Army. Dr. Hollinger retired in 1993 from the United States Army as a Colonel, after serving 20 years of active duty. From 1993 to 2000 he was a tenured Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University where he directed the Northwest Wound Healing Center. In 2000, Dr. Hollinger became a tenured professor of Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences at Carnegie Mellon. He also served as the Director for its Bone Tissue Engineering Center. In 2014 he was honored with a Professor Emeritus status.
Through his career, Dr. Hollinger has received more than $50 million of research grants. He has licensed technology and acquired several patents. He has over 300 publications on bone biology and grafting, biological factors, wound healing, tissue regeneration, and biomaterials. He received the prestigious Clemson Award in Biomaterials in 2008. Dr. Hollinger enjoys bicycling, cello playing, gardening, reading biographies and autobiographies, and involvement with the wounded warrior program.
Hsia Hsia, K. Jimmy
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Vice Provost for International Programs and Strategy
Ph.D., 1990, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Email: kjhsia
Telephone: 412_ 268 5961
FAX: 412 268 2330
Address: Warner Hall 529
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Cell mechanics and bionanotechnology; nanotechnology for biosensing and bioactuation; nanoscale features and their effects on mechanical behavior in biological materials; electro-mechanical coupling of carbon nanotubes and nanotube composites
Kainerstorfer Kainerstorfer, Jana
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 2010, University of Vienna/NIH
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tufts University
Biophotonics Lab
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Kainerstorfer  Research
Highlights: Non-invasive, diffuse optical imaging with near-infrared light gives contrast to the light absorbing and/or scattering structures in tissue. The dominant source of absorption contrast is hemoglobin in the microvasculature, which can be used to measure functional brain activation when placing a sensor on the head, as well as hemoglobin saturation in vascular tumors. Due to its non-invasiveness, imaging can be performed directly on patients. Using diffuse optical imaging methods, the group of Professor Kainerstorfer is focused on clinical applications with the emphasis spanning two primary areas: 1) Instrument and protocol development of non-invasive optical imaging which can yield biomarkers for disease diagnostics and monitoring, and 2) Translation of such imaging tools to answer clinical questions where microvascular imaging can be of use for understanding a pathophysiology or monitoring of disease.
Kainerstorfer VideoProfessor Kainerstorfer introducing her research on Non-Invasive Monitoring of the Brain Using Near-Infrared Light
Email: jkainers
Telephone: 412_ 268 5781
FAX: 412 268 3025
Address: Scott Hall 4N105
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests:Biomedical photonics; diffuse optical imaging; clinical translation of optical imaging methods; microvascular imaging; disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring; imaging of brain functions
Kelly Kelly, Shawn
Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (on campus)
Senior Systems Scientist, Engineering Research Accelerator
Research Biomedical Engineer, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Ph.D., 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural Devices Engineering Lab
Email: skkelly
Telephone: 412_ 268 1841
FAX: 412 268 5229
Address: 6113 Scott Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Retinal prostheses for the blind; neural prostheses; neural stimulation circuitry; wireless power and data telemetry for medical devices;  hermetic packaging for medical devices
Kovacevic Kovacevic, Jelena
Professor and Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1991, Columbia University
Jelena Kovačević Website
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Kovacevic Research
Highlights: The main focus of Professor Kovačević's group is on building automated systems for processing and interpretation of biomedical images. To that end, her group both uses the tools already developed in signal and image processing and machine learning as well as develops new tools specifically tailored to the problem at hand. Many of the techniques employed are based on sophisticated signal-processing concepts, such as multiresolution/wavelets and multiscale processing.
Professor Kovačević is a Fellow of the IEEE and the past Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. She is a co-author on three textbooks, all in open access. She has given a number of plenary and keynote presentations worldwide.
Kovacevic VideoProfessor Kovacevic introducing her research on computer-aided Otitis diagnosis
Email: jelenak
Telephone: 412_ 268 3299
Address: Hamerschlag Hall 1108
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Processing and analysis of microscope images; multiresolution/multiscale image processing methods; processing and analysis of medical images
LeDuc LeDuc, Philip R.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Sciences
Ph.D., 1999, Johns Hopkins University
LeDuc Lab
LeDuc VideoProfessor LeDuc discusses mechanical engineering, biology and medicine
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Email: prleduc
Telephone: 412_ 268 2504
FAX: 412 268 3348
Address: Scaife Hall 420
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Biological mechanical systems; mechanotransduction; biological microfluidics and MEMS; molecular micropatterning
Loesche Loesche, Mathias
Professor of Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Ph.D., 1986, Technical University of Munich
Biological Physics Lab
Email: quench
Telephone: 412_ 268 2735
FAX: 412 268 8252
Address: Wean Hall 6311
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Research Interests: Molecular biophysics; engineering of model membranes; biophysical mechanism of disease; functional, structural and dynamic characterization of protein-membrane interaction


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