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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.

University Instructor

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

Office: EC 2676
Phone: (305) 348-1213

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/michael-brown/


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

Michael C. Christie, Ph.D.

Senior Instructor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and Computational modeling of Diabetes, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases for improved device designs and clinical intervention strategies.

Office: EC 2690
Phone: (305) 348-7392

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/michael-christie/


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
Phone: (305) 348-0187

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/zachary-danziger/


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

Anuradha Godavarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Program Director

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
Phone: (305) 348-7340

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/anuradha-godavarty/


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

Brian Hillen, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Office:

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

Office: EC 1245

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: EC 2612
Phone: (305) 348-0157

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/joshua-hutcheson/


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
Phone: (305) 348-4984

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/shuliang-jiao/


Dr. Ranu Jung, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Ranu Jung, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Neural Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, Sensorimotor Integration
Research Advancements: Ranu Jung is developing neural technologies for functional restoration in individuals with limb loss or spinal cord injury.
Research Area: Therapeutic and Reparative Neurotechnology
Lab: Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory

Office: EC 2602
Phone: (305) 348-3722

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/ranu-jung/


Dr. Chenzhong Li, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Chenzhong Li, Ph.D.

Professor

Download Curriculum VitaeResearch Interests: Bioelectronics, POCTs, Biosensors, Nanotheranostics
Research Advancements: Chenzhong Li develops biosensors for organ on a chip and Point of Care Testings.
Research Area: Diagnostic Bioimaging Sensor Systems
Lab: Nanobioengineering/Bioelectronics Laboratory

Office: EC 2612
Phone: (305) 348-0120
Email : licz@fiu.edu

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/chenzhong-li/


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

Wei-Chiang Lin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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
Phone: (305) 348-6112

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/wei-chiang-lin/


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
Phone: (305) 348-1352

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/anthony-mcgoron/


Dr. Raj Pulugurtha, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Raj Pulugurtha, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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
Phone: (305) 348-6249

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/raj-pulugurtha/


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

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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
Phone: (305) 348-2532

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/sharan-ramaswamy/


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


Dr. Jorge Riera, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering, Florida International University

Jorge Riera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director

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 2678
Phone: (305) 348-4948

Website: https://bme.fiu.edu/people/faculty-instructors/jorge-riera/



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
Phone: (305) 348-7291

Website: https://tsoukias.fiu.edu


Adjunct Faculty

Arlene Gillis CEO at International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics

Arlene Gillis

CEO at International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics

Office:
Phone: (813) 517-1741

Hamid Shahrestani, Ph.D. Adjunct Lecturer

Hamid Shahrestani, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer

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Office: EC 2600
Phone: (954) 993-6110