Research

Research in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is highly interdisciplinary within the College of Engineering (e.g., Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) and across other Colleges at UF (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health). Thus, the BME Department is uniquely positioned to create the bridge between engineering and health sciences. The research in the BME Department is currently focused along the following themes/areas:

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Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials and regenerative medicine involves the development of materials for micro and nanoparticles, microfabricated devices, controlled release systems, vaccines and tissue regeneration scaffolds.

 

 

Biomaterials & Regenerative Medicine Faculty

 

 

Primary Faculty

Kyle D. Allen

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for UG Studies, ABET Coordinator

Jon Dobson

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Gregory Hudalla

Associate Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow

Benjamin Keselowsky

Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Peter McFetridge

Associate Professor, Integra LifeSciences Term Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Walter Lee Murfee

Associate Professor

Edward Phelps

Assistant Professor

Carlos Rinaldi

Chemical Engineering Dept. Chair & Dean’s Leadership Professor

Christine Schmidt

Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair

Blanka Sharma

Assistant Professor

Cherie Stabler

Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Christopher Batich

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Anthony B. Brennan

Margaret A. Ross Endowed Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Hugh Fan

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Laurie Gower

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Yong Huang

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

John Mecholsky

Professor & Associate Chair
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Amor Menezes

Assistant Professor

Chelsey Simmons

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Xin Tang

Assistant Professor

Yiider Tseng

Associate Professor & MS Program Coordinator
BME Graduate Faculty Status


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Biomechanics & Bionics

Biomechanics involves the application of the principles, laws, and methods of mechanics to develop and improve medical diagnostics, biomedical devices, and biomechanical models. Bionics engineering integrates the most advanced robotics and bioengineering technologies with life sciences.

 

Biomechanics & Bionics Faculty

 

 

Primary Faculty

Kyle D. Allen

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for UG Studies, ABET Coordinator

Jon Dobson

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Daniel Ferris

Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair

Peter McFetridge

Associate Professor, Integra LifeSciences Term Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Jennifer Nichols

Assistant Professor

Lakiesha Williams

Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Scott A Banks

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Hugh Fan

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Christopher Hess

Assistant Professor & Fellowship Director, UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Tanmay Lele

Charles A. Stokes Professor of Chemical Engineering

Karim Oweiss

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Xin Tang

Assistant Professor

Roger Tran-Son-Tay

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Yiider Tseng

Associate Professor & MS Program Coordinator
BME Graduate Faculty Status


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Biomedical Imaging & Applications

Biomedical imaging and applications allows physicians to “see” the interior of a patient’s body or an organ so that a disease can be detected and treated properly. Biomedical imaging has a wide range of applications including detecting cancer, monitoring brain activity, and watching where cells go during a gene therapy. Conventional imaging modalities include x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI. Emerging ones include optical, functional MRI, PET and contrast agent-based ultrasound.

Biomedical Imaging & Applications Faculty

Primary Faculty

Wesley E. Bolch

Professor

Ruogu Fang

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Nichols

Assistant Professor

Edward Phelps

Assistant Professor

Parisa Rashidi

Assistant Professor

Lin Yang

Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Manuel Arreola

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Scott A Banks

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Angelos Barmpoutis

Associate Professor

Frank J. Bova

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Martha Campbell-Thompson

Professor

Janis Daly

Professor

Curt DeGroff

Professor

John Forder

Associate Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

David Gilland

Senior Lecturer

Christopher Hess

Assistant Professor & Fellowship Director, UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Samsun Lampotang

Professor

Jonathan Li

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Chihray Liu

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Bo Lu

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Thomas Mareci

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Walter O'Dell

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Karim Oweiss

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Lynn Rill

Assistant Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Sanjiv Samant

Associate Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Xin Tang

Assistant Professor

David Vaillancourt

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Baba Vemuri

Professor & Director Center for Vision, Graphics & Medical Imaging
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Huikai Xie

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Guanghua Yan

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Physics Residency Program
BME Graduate Faculty Status


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Modeling & Biomedical Data Science

Modeling and biomedical data science involve computational approaches, algorithm and information technology to process and analyze biological and medical data at all scales.

 

 

Modeling & Biomedical Data Science Faculty

Primary Faculty

Mingzhou Ding

Distinguished Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Ruogu Fang

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Nichols

Assistant Professor

Parisa Rashidi

Assistant Professor

Hans van Oostrom

Associate Professor & Director, Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education

Lin Yang

Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Scott Berceli

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Curt DeGroff

Professor

Samsun Lampotang

Professor

Tanmay Lele

Charles A. Stokes Professor of Chemical Engineering

Amor Menezes

Assistant Professor

Karim Oweiss

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Panos Pardalos

Paul and Heidi Brown Preeminent Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Winfred Phillips

Executive Chief of Staff, UF President’s Office
UF Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Malisa Sarntinoranont

Associate Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Roger Tran-Son-Tay

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Baba Vemuri

Professor & Director Center for Vision, Graphics & Medical Imaging
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Guanghua Yan

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Physics Residency Program
BME Graduate Faculty Status


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Molecular & Cellular Engineering

Molecular and cellular engineering apply engineering principles and tools to study the fundamental problems in cellular and molecular scales, enabling the understanding of cellular behavior from molecular-level interactions and tackling the human health-related challenges.

 

Molecular & Cellular Engineering Faculty

Primary Faculty

Jon Dobson

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Gregory Hudalla

Associate Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow

Benjamin Keselowsky

Professor & Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Peter McFetridge

Associate Professor, Integra LifeSciences Term Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Edward Phelps

Assistant Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Hugh Fan

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Yong Huang

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Tanmay Lele

Charles A. Stokes Professor of Chemical Engineering

Amor Menezes

Assistant Professor

Xin Tang

Assistant Professor

Roger Tran-Son-Tay

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Yiider Tseng

Associate Professor & MS Program Coordinator
BME Graduate Faculty Status


Neural Engineering

Neural engineering uses engineering techniques to understand, repair, replace or enhance cells and tissues in the nervous system.

 

 

Neural Engineering Faculty

Primary Faculty

Kyle D. Allen

Associate Professor, Associate Chair for UG Studies, ABET Coordinator

Mingzhou Ding

Distinguished Professor & J. Crayton Pruitt Family Professor

Daniel Ferris

Robert W. Adenbaum Professor & Senior Associate Chair

Aysegul Gunduz

Associate Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Term Fellow & Diversity Officer

Kevin Otto

Professor

Christine Schmidt

Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair

Lakiesha Williams

Associate Professor

Affiliate Faculty

Janis Daly

Professor

Christopher Hess

Assistant Professor & Fellowship Director, UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Yong Huang

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Jack Judy

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Andrew Maurer

Assistant Professor

Gordon Mitchell

Professor

Karim Oweiss

Professor
BME Graduate Faculty Status

Xin Tang

Assistant Professor