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

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.


Dr. Michael Christie is a triple graduate from Rutgers University. He graduated with his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, his M.S. in Mechanics and Materials Science, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering.At FIU, he has served as an adjunct instructor, a visiting professor, and as an undergraduate advisor. He is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He is the coordinator for the undergraduate Senior Design Project course. He was recognized in Legacy Magazine as a Top Black Educator. He is also the recipient of the College Excellence Award for Service, as well as a special award for advising in 2017.


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.