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Meet The FIU Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Faculty

Meet Our Distinguished Faculty


Our dedicated Biomedical Engineering professors work hard to exceed your highest expectations. Each instructor is an accomplished scholar engaged in ongoing research and scholarly work. That is one great aspect of the learning environment at Florida International University.

 

Dr. Michael Brown, University Instructor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Michael Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

Teaching Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Systems biology, tissue engineering and drug delivery.
Office: EC 2676

Dr. Michael C. Christie, Senior Instructor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Michael C. Christie, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor | Faculty Fellow of the Honors College | SUCCEED Affiliate Faculty | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Medical Device product development, design, and manufacturing. Computational modeling of cardiovascular and related diseases for improved device designs and clinical intervention strategies.
Office: EC 2690

Dr. Zachary Danziger, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Zachary Danziger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests:Neural Engineering, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neurourology
Research Advancements:  Zachary Danziger is making strides in understanding bladder control in aging and spinal cord injury.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Applied Neural Interfaces Laboratory
Office: EC 2677

Dr. Anuradha Godavarty, Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Undergraduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Optical-based molecular imaging (fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging) and tomography.
Research Advancements: Anuradha Godavarty is developing a low-cost hand-held wound healing assessment and conducting clinical studies.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Optical Imaging Laboratory (OIL)
Office: EC 2675

Brian Hillen, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Brian Hillen, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Kenneth Horch, Research Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Kenneth Horch, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Neuroprostheses, Sensory Perception, Motor Control

Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology

Dr. Joshua Hutcheson, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Joshua Hutcheson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cardiovascular disease and mechanobiology, Cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, Tissue engineering, Molecular imaging
Research Advancements: Joshua Hutcheson studies cardiovascular disease mechanisms.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: Cardiovascular Matrix Remodeling Laboratory
Office: 2612

Dr. Shuliang Jiao, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Shuliang Jiao, Ph.D.

Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Microscopy, Multimodal Imaging
Research Advancements: Shuliang Miao's biophotonic devices help treat retinal degenerative disorders.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Eye Imaging Laboratory
Office: AHC4 Room 332

Dr. Wei-Chiang Lin, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Wei-Chiang Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biophotonics, Ultrasound, and Medical Instrumentation
Research Advancements: Wei-Chiang Lin develops smart intraoperative guidance systems for surgery.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Biomedical Engineering Creative Lab: W[CL]2
Office: EC 2673

Dr. Anthony McGoron, Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Anthony McGoron, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Drug Delivery and Drug Transport Modeling
Research Advancements: Anthony Mcgoron develops targeted image-guided drug-delivery for combatting cancer
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Drug Delivery and Imaging Guided Therapy Laboratory
Office: EC 2614

Raj Pulugurtha, Ph.D.

Raj Pulugurtha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Advancements: Raj Markondeya develops packaging of bioelectronics implants for health monitoring and curing neurological disorders
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Bioelectronic and Electronic Packaging Lab
Office: EC 2654

Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Graduate Program Director | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Cell and tissue mechanics with application in cardiovascular regenerative medicine
Research Advancements: Biomechanically-derived diagnostics and regenerative therapies for cardiovascular medicine.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: CV-PEUTICS - Cardiovascular Therapeutics Laboratory
Office: EC 2614

Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Jessica Ramella-Roman Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biophotonics
Research Advancements: Jessica Ramella's biophotonic device is in clinical trial for pre-mature labor and cervical cancer.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Medical Photonics Laboratory
Office: EC 2612

Dr. Jorge Riera, Associate Professor | Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Jorge Riera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Interim Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biophysical Foundations of Neuroimaging in Normal Aging and Brain Disorders
Research Advancements: Jorge Rivera is making strides in treating multiple brain disorders.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Neuronal Mass Dynamics Laboratory
Office: EC 2602

Dr. James Schummers, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

James Schummers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Certified Hybrid Instructor

Office: EC 2653

Dr. Nikolaos Tsoukias, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Nikolaos Tsoukias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Computational and mathematical modeling, biotransport, signal transduction, cardiovascular and respiratory systems physiology
Research Advancements: Nikolaos Tsoukias studies neuromuscular coupling.
Research Area: Engineered Tissue Model Systems
Lab: Vascular Physiology and Biotransport
Office: EC 2674

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Hamid Shahrestani, Ph.D. Adjunct Lecturer

Hamid Shahrestani, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer | Certified Hybrid Instructor

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Phone: (954) 993-6110
Email: Hamid.Shahrestani@fiu.edu