Michael Christie

Michael C. Christie, Ph.D.Michael C. Christie, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
mchristi@fiu.edu
EC 2763
(305) 348-7392
(305) 348-6954 Fax

 

Education

Rutgers University, College of Engineering
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering , 1999
M.S.,  Mechanics  & Materials Science, 1992
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1988

Research

Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and Computational modeling of Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases for improved device designs and clinical intervention strategies

On-going Undergraduate Research Projects

  • Computational Modeling of blood flow in diabetics and hypertensives and the implications on disease progression and treatment.
  • Effects of Static Magnetic fields on the differentiation and proliferation of bone cells
  • Ethical applications of biochemical compounds for national welfare and security.

Courses

  • First Year Experience
    •  SLS 1501 First Year Experience (1).  A review of basic skills and competencies necessary to college success including time management, study skills, and academic policies and procedures. Includes mandated information.
  • Principles of Bioengineering
    • BME 4007 Principles of Bioengineering (3). Medical instrumentation and design, regulations for medical devices, application of computers in medicine, biomaterials, biocommunications, artificial implants; clinical engineering. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
  • Biomaterials
    • BME 4100 Biomaterials Science (3). Materials used in prosthesis for skin and soft tissue, vascular implant devices, bone repair, and artificial joints.  Structure-property relationships for biological tissue.  Prerequisite: EGM 3503. Corequisite: BME 3404.
  • Orthopaedic Biomechanics
    • BME 4211 Orthopedic Biomechanics (3). Introduction to the fundamentals of human musculoskeletal physiology and anatomy and computation of mechanical forces as it applies to orthopaedic biomechanics. Prerequisite: BME 4100.
  • Hemodynamics
    • BME 4260 Engineering Hemodynamics (3). Fluid mechanics of the circulatory system, rheology of blood, lubrication mechanics. Prerequisites: BME 3632, BME 3404.
  • Applied Biomedical Engineering Principles
    • BME 5005 Applied Biomedical Engineering Principles (3). Biomedical engineering applications to instrumentation, transport phenomena, mechanics, materials and imaging. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
  • Intermediate Biomaterials Science
    • BME 5105 Intermediate Biomaterials Science (3). Materials used in prosthesis for skin and soft tissue, vascular implant devices, bone repair, and artificial joints. Structure-property relationships for biological tissue. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Academic Advising