The faculty in the Biomedical Group includes professors who research everything from injury mechanics to medical devices. The faculty group includes Mu Chiao, Peter Cripton, Steve Feng, Dana Grecov, Antony Hodgson, Thomas Oxland, Srikantha Phani, Robert Rohling, Douglas Romilly, Boris Stoeber, Machiel Van Der Loos, and David Wilson. Some of the projects currently underway are outlined below.
Dr. Mu Chiao — Bio-MEMS
Current Projects: Micro-energy sources, protein-MEMS interaction, MEMS-based photonic devices, design, and fabrication and packing of MEMS for biological applications.
Homepage for Mu Chiao
Dr. Peter Cripton — Biomechanics of Human Injury
Current Projects: Modeling spinal injuries to develop a helmet-mounted device preventing spinal injuries incurred in sports and transportation accidents, analyzing mechanisms of hip fracture to identify features predisposed to early fracture, and computational and experimental methods to evaluate performance of implantable spinal devices.
Homepage for Peter Cripton
Dr. Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng — Bio — CAD
Current Projects: Surface reconstruction from scanned point clouds, computer-aided geometric modeling for orthopedic implants design, and 3D virtual dentistry.
Homepage for Hsi-Yung (Steve) Feng
Dr. Dana Grecov — Biofluids
Current Projects: Design of new lubricants and biolubricants, rheostructural and hydrodynamic study of synovial fluid.
Homepage for Dana Grecov
Dr. Antony J. Hodgson — Medical Robotics, Biomechanics
Developing tools for computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery based on phase-processing of 3D ultrasound images to provide realtime 3D imaging information and on mini-robotic devices to enhance accuracy and shorten surgical time; designing a 3D scale model of the human eye to study sensorimotor issues; comparing surgical motor performance in simulators and the live operating room to validate simulators.
Homepage for Antony J. Hodgson
Dr. Hongshen Ma — Microfluidics and Biomedical Device Design
Current Projects: Microfluidic cell sorting by mechanical deformability, low-cost malaria detection device, microfluidic cell sorting by dielectrophoresis, magnetic endotracheal tube sensor, electrical impedance myography.
Homepage for Hongshen Ma
Dr. Thomas Oxland — Orthopaedics
Current Projects: Enhancing the understanding, diagnostics, and treatment of musculoskeletal problems such as joint reconstruction, fracture fixation, spinal surgery, and athletic injuries, investigating revision hip replacement and spine fixation strategies, enhancing the outcome of spinal cord injured patients by evaluating treatment options in a patient customized computer model, and biomechanical behavior of orthopaedic implants, and surgical procedures.
Homepage for Thomas Oxland
Dr. Srikantha Phani — Biomedical Implants
Current Projects: the mechanics of stents and stentgrafts, and the mechanics of biomedical implants
Homepage for Srikantha Phani
Dr. Robert N. Rohling — Medical Imaging, Biomedical Devices
Current Projects: New acquisition techniques for 2D and 3D ultrasound, medical image processing, medical image guidance systems, and navigating very large medical image datasets. Applications in diagnostics, anesthesia, surgery, and radiation therapy.
Homepage for Robert N. Rohling
Dr. Douglas Romilly — Vehicle Occupant Safety, Orthosis
Current Projects: Analyzing occupant dynamics in rear-end collisions to improve automotive seat design to enhance occupant safety, developing a vehicle design strategy to enhance occupant safety in side impact collisions, developing a upper-limb orthosis to persons with weak or frail arms.
Homepage for Douglas Romilly
Dr. Boris Stoeber — MEMS, Microfluidics
Current Projects: Flow control in microfluidic devices, complex microflows, microflow characterization methods, micro-optical devices, and biomedical microdevices, and sensor technology.
Homepage for Boris Stoeber
Dr. Machiel Van der Loos — Medical Robotics
Current Projects: Development of mechatronic exercise systems for stroke therapy and technologies for improved sleep quality.
Homepage for Machiel Van der Loos
Dr. David R. Wilson — Sports Medicine
Current Projects: Understanding health and injured knee mechanics and motion, exploring links between bone architecture, joint mechanics, and cartilage degeneration.
Homepage for David R. Wilson
Last reviewed 3/26/2010 12:04:56 PM