Carnegie Mellon University

Faculty Listings

Biomaterials & Nanotechnology

Rosalyn Abbott

Tissue engineering, adipose microenvironments, disease modeling, tissue regeneration, natural biomaterials, silk, engineering the extracellular matrix

Chris J. Bettinger BioMEMS for tissue regeneration; biodegradable electronic devices; biomimetic tissue-device interfaces; biomaterials synthesis; microfabrication of biomaterials
Tzahi Cohen-Karni Nano-biotechnology; nano-bio interfaces; nanomaterials synthesis; biomedical applications of nanowires/nanotubes; biomedical nanodevices/sensors
Keith E. Cook Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
Kris N. Dahl Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials
Adam W. Feinberg 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
Carmel Majidi Soft-matter engineering; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; wearable computing
Michael E. McHenry 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
Jonathan Minden

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

Xi (Charlie) Ren Whole-organ bioengineering; extracellular matrix engineering; vascular endothelial heterogeneity; stem cell-based directed tissue morphogenesis
Alan J. Russell Development of enzyme-polymer hybrid materials; exploiting the interface of chemistry, biology, and materials for tissue engineering
Stefanie Sydlik Polymer synthesis; polymer synthesis; biomimetic polymers and materials; graphene biomaterials; surgical adhesives; covalent controlled release; stem cells; bone and cartilage regeneration
Rebecca Taylor

Micro- and nanoscale force sensors; MEMS

Robert D. Tilton 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
Yu-li Wang Mechanisms of cell migration and division; cellular mechanical activities; mechanics of cell-matrix interactions; mechanotransduction; live cell imaging and image processing; cellular micromanipulations
Newell R. Washburn Bioactive polymers for wound healing and regenerative medicine; biopolymer mediated manipulations of cytokines and growth factors
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Ge Yang Computer vision techniques for biological microscopy images; quantitative analysis and computational modeling of dynamic cellular processes and signaling events; intracellular transport in neurons in normal physiology and neurodegenerative diseases; cytoskeletal dynamics in cell division; advanced fluorescence imaging and image analysis of live cells

Cardiopulmonary Engineering

Keith E. Cook Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
Adam W. Feinberg 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
Jana Kainerstorfer Biomedical photonics; diffuse optical imaging; clinical translation of optical imaging methods; microvascular imaging; disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring; imaging of brain functions
Xi (Charlie) Ren Whole-organ bioengineering; extracellular matrix engineering; vascular endothelial heterogeneity; stem cell-based directed tissue morphogenesis
Rebecca Taylor Mechanobiology; micro- and nanoscale force sensors; cardiovascular biomechanics
Robert D. Tilton 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
Dennis Trumble Computational cardiac mechanics; cardiac assist devices; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; tissue-device interfaces; the neural basis of cognition; science education

Cell & Tissue Engineering

Rosalyn Abbott Tissue engineering, adipose microenvironments, disease modeling, tissue regeneration, natural biomaterials, silk, engineering the extracellular matrix
Bruce A. Armitage Luminescent probes for cell imaging; probes for manipulating gene expression
Chris J. Bettinger BioMEMS for tissue regeneration; biodegradable electronic devices; biomimetic tissue-device interfaces; biomaterials synthesis; microfabrication of biomaterials
Marcel P. Bruchez Fluorescent probes for cell imaging; luminescent nanocrystal probes
Phil G. Campbell Bioavailability and proteolytic processing of growth factors; musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration; biomimetic tissue engineering materials
Kris N. Dahl Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials
Michael M. Domach High throughput systems for cell growth analysis; optimization of bioreactor performance
Adam W. Feinberg 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
Mathias Loesche Molecular biophysics; engineering of model membranes; biophysical mechanism of disease; functional, structural and dynamic characterization of protein-membrane interaction
Carmel Majidi Soft-matter engineering; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; wearable computing
Michael E. McHenry 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
Stefanie Sydlik Polymer synthesis; polymer synthesis; biomimetic polymers and materials; graphene biomaterials; surgical adhesives; covalent controlled release; stem cells; bone and cartilage regeneration
Robert D. Tilton 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
Yu-li Wang Mechanisms of cell migration and division; cellular mechanical activities; mechanics of cell-matrix interactions; mechanotransduction; live cell imaging and image processing; cellular micromanipulations
Newell R. Washburn Bioactive polymers for wound healing and regenerative medicine; biopolymer mediated manipulations of cytokines and growth factors
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Kathryn A. Whitehead Drug delivery; biomaterial design and synthesis; transport in biological systems; RNA interference therapeutics

Computational Biomedical Engineering

Rosalyn Abbott Tissue engineering, adipose microenvironments, disease modeling, tissue regeneration, natural biomaterials, silk, engineering the extracellular matrix
Alison L. Barth High-throughput behavioral training; learning and memory; fluorescence imaging; synaptic plasticity; neocortex; electrophysiology; in-vivo recording; molecular probes; connectomics
Marlene Behrmann Visual system; human adult and children; brain damage; neuroscience; electrophysiology
Yang Cai Video analytics; interactive visualization; virtual reality; endoscopic imaging; 3D surface imaging and reconstruction; digital human modeling; biomedical games; ambient diagnostics; pill camera; smart fiber; smart home; personal robot; privacy algorithms; social media and health
Steven M. Chase Information representation in neural systems; brain-computer interfaces; neural signal processing; learning, adaptation, and motor control
Howie Choset Surgical robotics; snake robots; path planning; motion control; mapping
Kris N. Dahl Mechanics of the cell nucleus in normal and disease states; nuclear mechanics in stem cell differentiation and cancer progression; mechanotransduction; cellular interactions with nanomaterials
Michael M. Domach High throughput systems for cell growth analysis; optimization of bioreactor performance
John Galeotti 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)
Hartmut Geyer Biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion; design and control of powered segmented legs in robotics and rehabilitation
Pulkit Grover Noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation; theory
Jana Kainerstorfer Biomedical photonics; diffuse optical imaging; clinical translation of optical imaging methods; microvascular imaging; disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring; imaging of brain functions
Robert E. (Rob) Kass Statistics in neuroscience; neural decoding and brain-machine interface; analysis of single and multiple spike train data; statistics education; differential geometry in statistical inference; Bayesian inference
Mathias Loesche Molecular biophysics; engineering of model membranes; biophysical mechanism of disease; functional, structural and dynamic characterization of protein-membrane interaction
Jonathan Minden 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
Robert F. Murphy 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
Bin He Electrophysiological source imaging, functional neuroimaging, tissue electrical property imaging
Yoed Rabin Heat and mass transfer in biological systems; mechanical aspects of cryobiology; cryopreservation; cryosurgery devices & techniques; computerized planning of cryosurgery
Kenji Shimada Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Auditory attention in normal and special populations; binaural and spatial hearing; subcortical and cortical sound processing; multi-sensory attention networks
Dennis Trumble Computational cardiac mechanics; cardiac assist devices; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; tissue-device interfaces; the neural basis of cognition; science education
Newell R. Washburn Bioactive polymers for wound healing and regenerative medicine; biopolymer mediated manipulations of cytokines and growth factors
Eric Yttri Neurophysiology; circuit dynamics; computational neuroscience; motor control; reinforcement learning; too development
Ge Yang Computer vision techniques for biological microscopy images; quantitative analysis and computational modeling of dynamic cellular processes and signaling events; intracellular transport in neurons in normal physiology and neurodegenerative diseases; cytoskeletal dynamics in cell division; advanced fluorescence imaging and image analysis of live cells
Byron Yu Neural signal processing; machine learning approaches in neuroscience; neural prosthetic systems

Medical Devices & Robotics

Chris J. Bettinger BioMEMS for tissue regeneration; biodegradable electronic devices; biomimetic tissue-device interfaces; biomaterials synthesis; microfabrication of biomaterials
Maysam Chamanzar Neural engineering; multimodal (Electro-acousto-optical) neural interfacing; bio-photonics; optogenetics; bio-sensing 
Steven M. Chase Information representation in neural systems; brain-computer interfaces; neural signal processing; learning; adaptation; and motor control
Howie Choset Surgical robotics; snake robots; path planning; motion control; mapping
Keith E. Cook Artificial lungs; hemodynamics; pulmonary drug delivery; liquid ventilation; right ventricular function; critical care medicine
John Galeotti 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)
Hartmut Geyer Biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion; design and control of powered segmented legs in robotics and rehabilitation
Bin He Neurorobotics; neuromodulation
Jana Kainerstorfer Microvascular imaging and associated devices
Shawn Kelly Retinal prostheses for the blind; neural prostheses; neural stimulation circuitry; wireless power and data telemetry for medical devices; hermetic packaging for medical devices
Burak Ozdoganlar Micro- and nano-manufacturing; medical device fabrication; surgical engineering; neural probes fabrication; microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery; bone drilling analysis 
Yoed Rabin Heat and mass transfer in biological systems; mechanical aspects of cryobiology; cryopreservation; cryosurgery devices & techniques; computerized planning of cryosurgery
Cameron Riviere Robotics for microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery; precision tracking in microsurgery
Kenji Shimada Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation
Dennis Trumble Computational cardiac mechanics; cardiac assist devices; muscle-powered implants; medical device design and optimization; tissue-device interfaces; the neural basis of cognition; science education
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Y. Jessica Zhang Finite element method and its applications in biomechanics; image-based geometric modeling and mesh generation; image processing and analysis; patient-specific geometric modeling for cardiovascular surgical planning; geometric modeling and active site detection for molecular/protein structures; geometric modeling and mesh generation from medical imaging data; computer-assisted surgery
Byron Yu Neural signal processing; machine learning approaches in neuroscience; neural prosthetic systems
Conrad M. Zapanta Developing medical devices to treat cardiovascular disease, focusing on the areas of cardiac assist devices and prosthetic heart valves

Neural Engineering

Alison L. Barth High-throughput behavioral training; learning and memory; fluorescence imaging; synaptic plasticity; neocortex; electrophysiology; in-vivo recording; molecular probes; connectomics
Marlene Behrmann Visual system; human adult and children; brain damage; neuroscience; electrophysiology
Maysam Chamanzar Neural engineering; multimodal (Electro-acousto-optical) neural interfacing; bio-photonics; optogenetics; bio-sensing 
Steven M. Chase Information representation in neural systems; brain-computer interfaces; neural signal processing; learning; adaptation; and motor control
Tzahi Cohen-Karni Nano-biotechnology; nano–bio interfaces; nanomaterials synthesis; biomedical applications of nanowires/nanotubes; biomedical nanodevices/sensors
Hartmut Geyer Biomechanics and motor control of human locomotion; design and control of powered segmented legs in robotics and rehabilitation
Aryn H. Gittis Electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural circuits; movement disorders 
Pulkit Grover Noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation; theory
Bin He Electrophysiological source imaging; functional neuroimaging; tissue electrical property imaging; brain-computer interface; neuromodulation
Jana Kainerstorfer Biomedical photonics; diffuse optical imaging; clinical translation of optical imaging methods; microvascular imaging; disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring; imaging of brain functions; near IR diffuse optical imaging of brain functions
Shawn Kelly Retinal prostheses for the blind; neural prostheses; neural stimulation circuitry; wireless power and data telemetry for medical devices; hermetic packaging for medical devices
Sandra Kuhlman Neural circuit assembly and development; functional plasticity; structural plasticity
Burak Ozdoganlar Micro- and nano-manufacturing; medical device fabrication; surgical engineering; neural probes fabrication; microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery; bone drilling analysis 
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Auditory attention in normal and special populations; binaural and spatial hearing; subcortical and cortical sound processing; multi-sensory attention networks
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Eric Yttri Neurophysiology; circuit dynamics; computational neuroscience; motor control; reinforcement learning; too development
Byron Yu Neural signal processing; machine learning approaches in neuroscience; neural prosthetic systems