Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Learn from biomedical engineering pioneers enhancing lives globally.

Our highly regarded faculty regularly participate in cutting-edge research, which informs the education they bring into the online classroom to enhance your graduate school experience. Case Western Reserve's research capabilities benefit from more than 270 partnerships with some of the nation's premier institutions.

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Colin K. Drummond
Assistant Chair, Biomedical Engineering Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Medical device design, microfabrication packaging, sensor systems and cross-platform software systems integration; application of science and technology to the creation of products and services; medical device start-ups

Courses: EBME 471
Dominique M. Durand
Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Professor in Biomedical Engineering Director, Neural Engineering Center Editor in Chief, Journal of Neural Engineering

Focus Areas: Neural engineering; neural interfacing; neural prostheses; computational neuroscience; neural dynamics; neuromodulation; neurophysiology and control of epilepsy

Courses: EBME 421, EBME 401D
Stephen D. Fening
Director, Case-Coulter Translational Research Partnership Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Medical devices, translational research, clinical research, biomechanics, orthopaedics, sports medicine, spine

Courses: EBME 440
Miklos Gratzl
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Biomedical sensing and diagnostics in vitro and in vivo, electrochemical and optical techniques, BioMEMS for cellular transport, cancer multi-drug resistance at the single cell level, sliver sensor for multi-analyte patient monitoring

Courses: EBME 401D
Kenneth R. Laurita, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Affinity-based delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules for applications in device infection, HIV, orthopedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and cancer; directed differentiation of stem cells for tissue engineering applications, such as endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, motor neurons and T-cells

Courses: EBME 406, EMBE 451
Zhenghong Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Affinity-based delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules for applications in device infection, HIV, orthopedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and cancer; directed differentiation of stem cells for tissue engineering applications, such as endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, motor neurons and T-cells

Courses: EBME 406, EMBE 451
Debra McGivney
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Affinity-based delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules for applications in device infection, HIV, orthopedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and cancer; directed differentiation of stem cells for tissue engineering applications, such as endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, motor neurons and T-cells

Courses: EBME 406, EMBE 451
Horst von Recum
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Affinity-based delivery of small molecule drugs and biomolecules for applications in device infection, HIV, orthopedics, cardiovascular, ophthalmology and cancer; directed differentiation of stem cells for tissue engineering applications, such as endothelial cells, cardiomyocytes, motor neurons and T-cells

Courses: EBME 406, EMBE 451
Dustin Tyler
Kent H. Smith II Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Improving human neurologic health and function through the integration of engineered devices into living systems

Courses: EBME 432
David Wilson
Robert J. Herbold Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Biomedical image processing, digital processing and quantitative image quality of X-ray fluoroscopy images, interventional MRI

Courses: EBME 410
Xin Yu
Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Focus Areas: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods for integrative understanding of cardiovascular physiology and diseases; basic science and translational clinical research that combines the state-of-the-art NMR technology with molecular biology approaches to explore the mechanisms of myocardial remodeling in diseased hearts

Courses: EBME 432

Additional Faculty

Through core coursework and electives, you may take courses with the following faculty:

Admissions Deadlines

Mar
18
Priority Deadline
March 18
Summer 2023 Term
Apr
3
Final Deadline
April 3
Summer 2023 Term
May
8
Start Date
May 8
Summer 2023 Term