University of Minnesota
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Department Faculty

Patrick Alford
Biomedical Engineering
Soft tissue biomechanics, tissue engineering, traumatic injury, morphogenesis
Victor Barocas
Biomedical Engineering
Soft tissue biomechanics, biotransport
Bob Tranquillo
Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular tissue engineering

Faculty with Graduate Education Responsibilities

Alptekin Aksan
Mechanical Engineering
Biostabilization and biopreservation
Alan Bank
Arterial elastic mechanics, biomechanics of atherosclerotic plaque rupture, congestive heart failure, endothelial function
Joanie Bechtold
Orthopaedic Surgery
Biomechanics of osteoarthritis, fracture stabilization and joint replacement
Filippo Coletti
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
Bio-fluid mechanics, respiratory and cardiovascular flows, particle transport, flow imaging
Will Durfee
Mechanical Engineering
Biomechanics and neuromuscular physiology of human movement, electrical stimulation of paralyzed muscles to return function to the spinal cord injured, product design
Arin Ellingson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Functional biomechanics of the spine, intervertebral disc degeneration, scoliosis
Paul Iaizzo
Skeletal and cardiac muscle physiology, pathophysiology of inherited muscle disorders, human thermoregulation and biomedical correlates of wound prevention
Paula Ludewig
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Musculoskeletal injury and rehabilitation
GW Gant Luxton
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Molecular mechanisms of cellular mechanosensing and mechanotransduction during cell migration and differentiation
Michael McAlpine
Mechanical Engineering
3D printing functional materials & devices; advanced manufacturing; nanoscale inks; biomedical; bioelectronics
Michael Schwartz
Orthopaedic Surgery
Biomechanics, gait analysis
Sivaraj Sivaramakrishnan
Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
Designing bio-mimetic interfaces using DNA nanotechnology scaffolds; protein engineering approaches to dissect cell signaling
Gerald Timm
Urologic Surgery
Technological solutions to urologic disease, disorders of the pelvic viscera, diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontincence and sexual dysfunction


Quick Links to Research

Bioinstrumentation and Medical Devices

Biomaterials and Micro/Nanofabrication


Biomedical Optics and Imaging

Biomolecular, Cellular, and Tissue Engineering

Cancer Bioengineering

Cardiovascular Engineering

Neural Engineering