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.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
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
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
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
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Vascular engineering; extracellular matrix engineering; cardiopulmonary engineering; whole organ decellularization and regeneration
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Courtesy Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microsystems; nanotechnology; DNA origami; biomechanics; nanobiosensors
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
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
Associate Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Computational cardiac mechanics; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; cardiac assist devices; the nature of consciousness
Cardiopulmonary Engineering Research in the News
Prof. Jana Kainerstorfer is awarded with a Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association.