Carnegie Mellon University

Cardiopulmonary Engineering

Research in Cardiopulmonary Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University focuses on developing cardiac, vascular, and pulmonary technologies that impact basic science and clinical care. Our goal is to both innovate and translate these discoveries. Researchers in this area work closely with the CMU Bioengineered Organs Initiative, the Next Manufacturing Center, and clinicians and researchers from various medical centers.

Key focus areas within Cardiopulmonary Engineering include 3D tissue biofabrication and organ engineering.

Research within Cardiopulmonary Engineering includes the development and testing of 3D biofabricated tissues and organs, artificial hearts and lungs, and unique biomaterials, sensors, and manufacturing techniques for both approaches.

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Keith E. Cook

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine

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Adam W. Feinberg

Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering

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

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Jana Kainerstorfer

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical optics; neurophotonics; neural sensing; medical devices; optical imaging of cerebral perfusion; portable optical devices for disease monitoring; clinical translation of optical devices; bedside monitoring of cerebral trauma

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Xi (Charlie) Ren

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Vascular engineering; extracellular matrix engineering; cardiopulmonary engineering; whole organ decellularization and regeneration

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Rebecca E. Taylor

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Microsystems; nanotechnology; DNA origami; biomechanics; nanobiosensors

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Robert D. Tilton

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Nanoparticle probes; nanoparticle-cell interactions; environmental effects of nanoparticles; surfactant-based carriers for pulmonary drug delivery; protein adsorption and protein drug delivery; cell sorting technologies

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Dennis Trumble

Assistant Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Research Interests

Computational cardiac mechanics; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; cardiac assist devices; the nature of consciousness