Carrie L. Peterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., University of Michigan | MSE and Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin | Postdoctoral Training, Northwestern University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Peterson's expertise is in neuromusculoskeletal biomechanics of human movement and rehabilitation design.

Neuroplasticity Neuromodulation Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Rehabilitation Engineering Musculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation of Human Movement

Yue Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering · VCU School of Engineering

Dr. Zhang's research topics include bone biology, regeneration and animal models of musculoskeletal conditions.

Bone biology and regeneration Cartilage biology Animal Models of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Priscilla Hwang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Duke University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Hwang's research focuses on developing 3D microphysiological systems to investigate musculoskeletal pathologies and cancer progression.

intervertebral disc microphysiological systems cancer metastasis

Sina Rabbany

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Professor of Engineering · Hofstra University

Sina Rabbany specializes in biosensors, cardiovascular dynamics, and cellular biomechanics

Cellular and Tissue Engineering Biomedical Engineering Bioengineering Biomechanics Stem Cell Biology

Zahra Keshavarz Motamed

Assistant Professor · McMaster University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University

Translational & basic cardiovascular mechanics Biomechanics Fluid Mechanics Solid Mechanics Medical Imaging

Dr. Alex Mihailidis

Associate Professor · Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto

Dr Mihailidis has been conducting research in the field of pervasive computing and intelligent systems in health for the past 15 years,

Applied Technologies Intellegent Systems Pervasive Computing Re-enablement Rehabilitation Engineering

Joshua Goldberger

Assistant Professor | Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry · The Ohio State University

New materials expert, specializing in applications in electronics, energy conversion, and medicine

Chemistry Biomedical Applications Biomedical Engineering Materials Science

Jeff Karp

Professor · Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School

Dr. Jeff Karp is a leading researcher in the fields of drug delivery, medical devices, stem cell therapeutics, and tissue adhesives.

Biomaterials Stem Cell Therapeutics Drug Delivery Medical Devices Biomedical Engineering

Dianne T. V. Pawluk, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and ABET Coordinator, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BSc., University of Alberta | MSc., Queen's University, Canada | Ph.D. Harvard · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Pawluk develops devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired

Devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired Accessing graphical information Navigation and orientation Mobility aids Rehabilitation technology

George (Buzz) Kenney

President · Entratympanic

George Kenney is an expert in building technology development teams in advanced materials and devices.

Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Materials Science Product Development

Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences · UNC-Chapel Hill

DeSimone’s lab uses nanotechnology to engineer new disease treatment approaches, as well as 3D printing to engineer novel medical devices.

3-D Printing Nanotechnology Innovation Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Dr. Eric Leuthardt

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Biomedical Engineering · Movable Type Management

Who needs hands anyway! Researcher advancing neuroprosthetics is developing medical devices and brain–computer interface technologies

Brain Computer Interfaces Neural Technologies Brain 2.0 Neuroprosthetics Innovation

Claire Davies

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Mechanical and Materials Engineering · Queen's University

My primary research goal focuses on increasing independence of people with disabilities

Biomaterials Motion Analysis Assistive Technology Increasing Independence of People with Disabilities Universal Design

Dr. Rosalie Wang

Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy · University of Toronto

Rosalie Wang is Assistant Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto

Long Term Care Rehabilitation robotics Assistive Robotics for Dementia Stroke Rehab Occupational Therapy

J. Andrew MacKay, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences · USC School of Pharmacy

J. Andrew MacKay engineers innovative protein-polymer tools and drug carriers that respond to the environment.

Ocular Drug Delivery Pharmacokinetics Elastin-like Polypeptides Protein Polymers Biomolecular Engineering

Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering & Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry

Greg Sawicki

Associate Professor, Automation / Mechatronics · Georgia Tech - COE

Dr. Sawicki directs the Human Physiology of Wearable Robotics (PoWeR) laboratory.

Robotic Exoskeletons Terrestrial Locomotion Human-machine Interfaces

Diane Finegood

Professor · Simon Fraser University

Expert in systems thinking & cross sector partnerships as approaches to solving complex problems including obesity and chronic disease

Health Research Research Ecosystem Public Private Partnerships Complex Systems Chronic Disease Prevention

Molly Oehmichen

VIBE Board Member · Silicon Bayou News

Editor In Chief at Silicon Bayou News

Suvranu De

Department Head, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering (MANE); Director, Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging for Medicine (CeMSIM); & J. Erik Jonsson ‘22 Distinguished Professor of Engineering · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Researches novel computational technology to solve challenging and high-impact problems in engineering, medicine, and biology

Haptics Computer Modeling and Simulation Virtual Surgery Health Care Technology

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