Focus areas

biosensors, microfluidics, biomedical device design and manufacturing, biological signal processing, medical robotics, point of care diagnostics

Participating faculty

  Name Title, Department Research Interests Contact
Ravi Balasubramanian Ravi Balasubramanian

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Robotics and human control systems.

Pallavi Dhagat Pallavi Dhagat

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Information storage, magnetization dynamics, magnetic nano-metrology, bio-magnetic sensors and distributed sensor systems.

Elain Fu Elain Fu Assistant Professor


Molecular interactions and fluid transport in microfluidic systems, the development of tools and methods for use in high-performance microfluidic assays, and the implementation of microfluidic assays for clinically relevant analytes.
Greg Herman Greg Herman
Chemical Engineering


Development of biosensors with an emphasis on flexible, inorganic, field effect transistors for wearable and implantable applications.

Adam Z. Higgins Associate Professor
Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

Medical bioprocessing, with a particular emphasis on technologies for long-term stabilization of cell-based products and microfluidic devices for chemical processing of blood.

Goran Jovanovic Goran Jovanovic
Chemical Engineering
Development of microscale chemical reactors and separators suitable for the development of microscale based chemical processes and the development of microscale biosensors devices.
Bill Smart Bill Smart Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering


 Robotics and machine learning.

James Sweeney James Sweeney Professor and School Head
Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering
Bio- and environmental sensors, bioelectricity, implanted medical devices, neuromuscular stimulation, and engineering education.

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