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Experts on Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering brings the principles and techniques of engineering to bear on problems in biology and medicine. Biomedical engineers develop medical devices, new surgical techniques and technology, and new approaches to medical imaging; they engineer tissue and new drug deliver methods to treat illness; and they perfect new ways to understand the workings of the human body and the causes of disease. WPI experts on biomedical engineering cover a broad array of domains, including as biomechanics, biomaterials, neuroimaging, and tissue engineering.

Kristen  Billiar
Kristen Billiar
Professor and Department Head
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Billiar studies the mechanisms by which mechanical forces regulate the development and healing of connective tissues and the pathogenesis of disease is becoming one of the foremost problems at the intersection of... Read More

Ted  Clancy

Professor Edward (Ted) A. Clancy has worked in industry for medical instrumentation and analysis companies interested in EMG, EEG, ECG and blood pressure, and the defense industry (aircraft instruments and radar). As professor... Read More

Gregory S. Fischer

Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive... Read More

Songbai  Ji
Songbai Ji
Professor- Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Ji's research seeks to integrate advanced neuroimaging into traumatic brain injury (TBI) biomechanics research to understand injuries to functionally important neural pathways while developing techniques to... Read More

George D Pins

Professor Pins has more than 25 years of expertise in the design, development, and evaluation of implantable biomaterials, and the fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. His research focuses on... Read More

Marko B. Popovic
Marko B. Popovic
Assistant Teaching Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Popovic's research interests range across numerous fields, including engineering robotics systems that assist and augment humans, biomechatronics, biomechanics, neuroscience and sensorimotor control. He is also... Read More

Karen  Troy
Karen Troy
Professor- Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Troy's research program aims to understand how physical forces (such as those generated by the body during exercise and sports) interact with and change bone structure. She works with patients and are experts in... Read More

Haichong  Zhang
Haichong Zhang
Assistant Professor
Robotics Engineering

Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. The research in his lab focuses on the interface of medical imaging, sensing, and... Read More