Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Listed below are Dartmouth engineering faculty whose research interests and expertise involve biomedical engineering (BME), bioengineering, and/or biotechnology.

Margie Ackerman

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Protein engineering; biotherapeutics; vaccine technology; engineering immune responses

Ian Baker

Sherman Fairchild Professor of Engineering
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Director, Dartmouth Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence

Research Interests: 

Mechanical behavior; phase tranformations; electron microscopy; x-ray topography; x-ray diffraction; ice; magnetic materials; intermetallic compounds; high temperature materials; nanoparticles for magnetic hyperthermia

Zi Chen

Research Scientist
Visiting Research Scientist, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Interests: 

Mechanics of morphogenesis and growth (embryonic brain, heart, etc.); mechanical feedbacks in
biological systems; bio-inspired structures/robotics; DNA mechanics; mechanical self-assembly of
nanomaterials; mechanical instability of thin structures; soft materials; mechanical design; origami
structure; nanofabrication; microstructural evolution of materials; phase transitions

John P. Collier

Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation

Research Interests: 

Design and analysis of orthopedic prostheses; design and metallurgy of porous-metal-coated implants; study of implant/host interfaces; growth and repair of cartilage

Scott C. Davis

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Engineering in medicine; cancer diagnostics and treatment; biomedical optics; multi-modal medical imaging; molecular imaging; fluorescence molecular tomography; fluorescence guided surgery; photodynamic therapy

Solomon G. Diamond

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Biomedical imaging; functional neuroimaging; physiological modeling; heart rate variability; stroke recovery; Alzheimer's disease

Karl Griswold

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Protein engineering; directed evolution; biotherapeutics; applied biocatalysis; high throughput screening

Ryan Halter

Assistant Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Biomedical instrumentation; electrical impedance tomography and spectroscopy; medical imaging; tissue bioimpedance; cancer detection technologies; traumatic brain injury; medical robotics

Alexander Hartov

Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Biomedical engineering; medical imaging; electrical impedance tomography; image-guided surgery; cryosurgery; ultrasound; multi-modality imaging

P. Jack Hoopes

Professor of Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Geisel School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Senior Lecturer
Director, Surgery and Radiation Research Laboratories
Director, Center for Comparative Medicine and Research
Co-Director NCCC Cancer Nanotechnology Working Group

Research Interests: 

Experimental cancer therapeutics including radiation, chemotherapy, hyperthermia, photodynamic therapy and nanotechnology (iron oxide nanoparticle hyperthermia cancer treatment); animal pathology; animal models; experimental surgical technology.

Songbai Ji

Associate Professor of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Image-guided surgery; medical imaging; multi-modality imaging; image analysis; finite element; numerical methods; image registration; traumatic brain injury; computational modeling of the human head

Shudong Jiang

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Optical spectroscopy and imaging systems for biomedical applications

Stephen Chad Kanick

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Optics in Medicine; quantitative spectroscopy; Monte Carlo modeling of light transport in tissue; monitoring patient response to administered therapies; image-based cancer diagnostics; photodynamic therapy; pharmacokinetic and physiological modeling

Francis E. Kennedy Jr.

Professor of Engineering, Emeritus

Research Interests: 

Surface mechanics and tribology (friction, wear, lubrication, surface deformation); mechanical design; mechanical behavior of materials; biomechanics

Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Optical techniques and systems for diagnostic cancer imaging and image-guided cancer therapy; multi-modality medical imaging; biomedical instrumentation

Frederic Leblond

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Biomedical optics technology for cancer imaging; small animal fluorescence imaging; fluorescence-guided surgery; diffuse optical tomography; multi-modality medical imaging; models for light propagation in tissue; inverse problem resolution methods

Michael B. Mayor

William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Adult reconstructive orthopaedic surgery; arthroscopy; biomechanics; biomaterials; design and analysis of orthopaedic prostheses; study of joint implant/host interfaces via retrieval analysis

Paul M. Meaney

Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Microwave imaging ultrasound computed tomography for biomedical applications; microwave antenna design; thermal modeling and system design for focused ultrasound surgery applications

Keith D. Paulsen

Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Radiology, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth Advanced Imaging Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Co-Director, Cancer Imaging and Radiobiology Research Program, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Research Interests: 

Biomedical engineering; numerical methods in electromagnetics; cancer therapeutics; medical imaging methodologies; bioelectromagnetics

Brian W. Pogue

Professor of Engineering
Director, M.S. and Ph.D. Programs
Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Dartmouth College
Professor of Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine

Research Interests: 

Optics in medicine, biomedical imaging to guide cancer therapy; molecular guided surgery; dose imaging in radiation therapy; Cherenkov light imaging; image guided spectroscopy of cancer; photodynamic therapy; modeling of tumor pathophysiology and contrast

Fridon Shubitidze

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Numerical methods in computational electromagnetic; electromagnetic sensing methodologies; detection and discrimination of sub-surface objects; linear and non-linear inverse-scattering; induced geo-electromagnetic fields; micro strip antennas; photonic band gaps; near field optics; DNA sequencing; electrostatic discharge; magnetic nano-particles hyperthermia for cancer treatment and imaging

B. Stuart Trembly

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Therapeutic heating of tissue; dielectric properties of tissue; biomedical engineering; antenna theory

Douglas W. Van Citters

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Orthopaedic failure analysis and design; wear of polymers; polymer processing; biomaterials and surgical device design

Vikrant Vaze

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Logistics and transportation; aviation; healthcare analytics; healthcare systems modeling; building energy analytics; systems optimization; game theory; data-driven and statistical modeling

John B. Weaver

Professor of Radiology, Geisel School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Medical imaging; MRI; image processing; MR elastography; magnetic nanoparticle imaging.

Ulrike G.K. Wegst

Associate Professor of Engineering

Research Interests: 

Mechanical performance of natural materials; biomaterials and tissue engineering; self-assembly; biotemplated materials; biomimetics; novel materials for nuclear fuel applications; multifunctional hybrid materials; materials selection and eco-design; eco-audits; materials in musical instruments and sports equipment; science education through interdisciplinary projects linking music, arts and sport