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
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
Philip R. LeDuc Biological mechanical systems; mechanotransduction; biological microfluidics and MEMS; molecular micropatterning
Carmel Majidi Soft-matter engineering; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; wearable computing
Tagbo Niepa Biomaterials, biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering, colloids, machine learning, microfluidic systems, nanomaterials, polymer engineering, pulmonary diseases, soft materials and complex fluids, transport phenomena, infection control, microbiome engineering
Rahul Panat Microscale 3D printing, bioengineering, neuroengineering, sensors, Li-ion batteries
Xi (Charlie) Ren Whole-organ bioengineering; extracellular matrix engineering; vascular endothelial heterogeneity; stem cell-based directed tissue morphogenesis
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
Yongxin (Leon) Zhao Bioengineering, cell and tissue engineering, diagnostic and therapeutic, expansion microscopy, nanoscale
Siyang Zheng

Micro/nano engineering/fabrication, BioMEMS, microfluidics, cancer diagnosis by liquid biopsy, virus discovery and detection, nanomedicine,  extracellular vesicles (exosomes), translational research

Biomechanics

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
Zackory Erickson Healthcare robotics; robot learning; physical human-robot interaction; wearables; mobile manipulation
Noelia Grande Gutiérrez Bioengineering, computer-aided design (CAD), biomechanics, fluid mechanics, medical laboratory technology
Hartmut Geyer Legged dynamics and control; motor control of human locomotion; powered prosthetics; humanoid robotics
Eni Halilaj Musculoskeletal biomechanics, medical imaging, computational modeling, wearable sensing, machine learning
Axel Moore

Articular cartilage, intervertebral disc, spine, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, physical rehabilitation, in vivo biomechanics, ex vivo biomechanics

Cameron N. Riviere

Medical robotics; rehabilitation robotics; control systems; medical devices; biomedical human-machine interfaces

Kenji Shimada Medical robotics; computer-assisted surgery; human body modeling and simulation
Douglas J. Weber Functional electrical stimulation (FES); activity-based neuromotor rehabilitation; neural coding; and neural control of prosthetic devices; 3D motion analysis
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Y. Jessica Zhang Finite element applications in biomechanics; patient-specific geometric modeling and mesh generation; image processing; multiscale modeling of biomolecular complexes; computer-assisted surgery

Biomedical Imaging

Maysam Chamanzar Neural engineering; multimodal (electro-acousto-optical) neural interfacing; bio-photonics; optogenetics; bio-sensing
Tzahi Cohen-Karni Nano-biotechnology; nano-bio interfaces; nanomaterials synthesis; biomedical applications of nanowires/nanotubes; biomedical nanodevices/sensors
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)
Aryn Gittis Electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural circuits; movement disorders
Pulkit Grover Theory, noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation
Bin He

Electrophysiological source imaging; brain-computer interface; neuromodulation; functional neuroimaging; tissue electrical property imaging

Jana Kainerstorfer

Biomedical optics; neurophotonics; neural sensing; medical devices; optical imaging of disease

Shawn K. Kelly Retinal prostheses for the blind; neural prostheses; neural stimulation circuitry; wireless power and data telemetry for medical devices;  hermetic packaging for medical devices
Rahul Panat Microscale 3D printing, bioengineering, neuroengineering, sensors, Li-ion batteries
Sossena Wood Ultrahigh field and high field magnetic resonance imaging, sickle cell disease, optical imaging, electromagnetic and thermal simulations, phantom

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
Noelia Grande Gutiérrez Bioengineering, computer-aided design (CAD), biomechanics, fluid mechanics, medical laboratory technology
Jana Kainerstorfer Biomedical photonics; diffuse optical imaging; clinical translation of optical imaging methods; microvascular imaging; disease diagnostics and treatment monitoring; imaging of brain functions
Tagbo Niepa Biomaterials, biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering, colloids, machine learning, microfluidic systems, nanomaterials, polymer engineering, pulmonary diseases, soft materials and complex fluids, transport phenomena, infection control, microbiome engineering
Xi (Charlie) Ren

Whole-organ bioengineering; extracellular matrix engineering; vascular endothelial heterogeneity; stem cell-based directed tissue morphogenesis

Jason Szafron

Simulation tools, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, fetal growth restriction, biomechanical modeling, computational frameworks

Rebecca Taylor Mechanobiology; micro- and nanoscale force sensors; cardiovascular biomechanics

Cell & Tissue Engineering

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
Phil G. Campbell Bioavailability and proteolytic processing of growth factors; musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration; biomimetic tissue engineering materials
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
Noelia Grande Gutiérrez Bioengineering, computer-aided design (CAD), biomechanics, fluid mechanics, medical laboratory technology
Carmel Majidi Soft-matter engineering; stretchable electronics; soft robotics; wearable computing
Xi (Charlie) Ren Vascular engineering; extracellular matrix engineering; cardiopulmonary engineering; whole organ decellularization and regeneration
Stefanie Sydlik Polymer synthesis; polymer synthesis; biomimetic polymers and materials; graphene biomaterials; surgical adhesives; covalent controlled release; stem cells; bone and cartilage regeneration
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
Yongxin (Leon) Zhao Bioengineering, cell and tissue engineering, diagnostic and therapeutic, expansion microscopy, nanoscale
Siyang Zheng

Micro/nano engineering/fabrication, BioMEMS, microfluidics, cancer diagnosis by liquid biopsy, virus discovery and detection, nanomedicine,  extracellular vesicles (exosomes), translational research

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
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
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
Noelia Grande Gutiérrez Bioengineering, computer-aided design (CAD), biomechanics, fluid mechanics, medical laboratory technology
Pulkit Grover Noninvasive neural sensing and stimulation; theory
Eni Halilaj Musculoskeletal biomechanics, medical imaging, computational modeling, wearable sensing, machine learning
Zakia Hammal Facial recognition, multimodal learning and classification, deep learning, sensing & perception, behavioral health, affective computing, social robot, human-robot interactions, human-centered robotics
Bin He Electrophysiological source imaging, functional neuroimaging, tissue electrical property imaging
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
Tagbo Niepa Biomaterials, biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering, colloids, machine learning, microfluidic systems, nanomaterials, polymer engineering, pulmonary diseases, soft materials and complex fluids, transport phenomena, infection control, microbiome engineering
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
Timothy Verstynen Adaptive decision-making, cortico-basal ganglia pathways, white matter networks
Newell R. Washburn Bioactive polymers for wound healing and regenerative medicine; biopolymer mediated manipulations of cytokines and growth factors
Sossena Wood Ultrahigh field and high field magnetic resonance imaging, sickle cell disease, optical imaging, electromagnetic and thermal simulations, phantom
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

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
Marc Dandin Integrated circuits, bioMEMS, biosensors, bioelectronics, microfluidics
Zackory Erickson Healthcare robotics; robot learning; physical human-robot interaction; wearables; mobile manipulation
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
Noelia Grande Gutiérrez Bioengineering, computer-aided design (CAD), biomechanics, fluid mechanics, medical laboratory technology
Bin He Electrophysiological source imaging; brain-computer interface; neuromodulation; functional neuroimaging; tissue electrical property imaging
Eni Halilaj Musculoskeletal biomechanics, medical imaging, computational modeling, wearable sensing, machine learning
Zakia Hammal Facial recognition, multimodal learning and classification, deep learning, sensing & perception, behavioral health, affective computing, social robot, human-robot interactions, human-centered robotics
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
Axel Moore Articular cartilage, intervertebral disc, spine, osteoarthritis, scoliosis, physical rehabilitation, in vivo biomechanics, ex vivo biomechanics
Burak Ozdoganlar Micro- and nano-manufacturing; medical device fabrication; surgical engineering; neural probes fabrication; microneedle arrays for transdermal delivery; bone drilling analysis 
Rahul Panat Microscale 3D printing, bioengineering, neuroengineering, sensors, Li-ion batteries
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
Douglas J. Weber Neurorehabilitation, sensorimotor integration, brain-computer interfaces, biomechanics, motor control
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control 
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
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
Yongxin (Leon) Zhao Bioengineering, cell and tissue engineering, diagnostic and therapeutic, expansion microscopy, nanoscale
Siyang Zheng

Micro/nano engineering/fabrication, BioMEMS, microfluidics, cancer diagnosis by liquid biopsy, virus discovery and detection, nanomedicine,  extracellular vesicles (exosomes), translational research

 

 

Neural Engineering

Alison L. Barth High-throughput behavioral training; learning and memory; fluorescence imaging; synaptic plasticity; neocortex; electrophysiology; in-vivo recording; molecular probes; connectomics
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 
Rahul Panat Microscale 3D printing, bioengineering, neuroengineering, sensors, Li-ion batteries
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Auditory attention in normal and special populations; binaural and spatial hearing; subcortical and cortical sound processing; multi-sensory attention networks
Matthew A. Smith Neural engineering, visual perception, cognition, eye movements, neural circuits
Douglas J. Weber Neurorehabilitation, sensorimotor integration, brain-computer interfaces, biomechanics, motor control
Victoria Webster-Wood Bioinspired robotics; biohybrid robotics; cell & tissue engineering; biomaterials; organic actuators; organic control
Sossena Wood Ultrahigh field and high field magnetic resonance imaging, sickle cell disease, optical imaging, electromagnetic and thermal simulations, phantom
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
Yongxin (Leon) Zhao Bioengineering, cell and tissue engineering, diagnostic and therapeutic, expansion microscopy, nanoscale