Michael Christie

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

Senior Lecturer
EC 2763
(305) 348-7392
(305) 348-6954 Fax



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


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.


  • 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.