Biomedical Product Design & Development

BIOMEDICAL PRODUCT DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Directors:
Lisa Friis, Ph.D.
Sara Wilson, Ph.D.

Design and development of new medical products requires advanced bioengineering expertise as well as an understanding of clinical applications, business considerations and regulatory aspects of the medical field. Advanced engineering skills must interface with clinical needs and requirements.

The Biomedical Product Design and Development Track combines graduate-level research and coursework with practical exposure to these clinical, business and regulatory processes in a professional, collaborative environment.

Students use their new understanding of market-driven forces to plan and execute their research with end-driven methods and an understanding of how their research results could be applied to development of a biomedical product. They not only work with their own basic and applied research, but also with other researchers in the KU Bioengineering community.

Medical products to be developed can include diagnostic tools, interventional and therapeutic devices, imaging equipment and methods, and biomaterials. This track includes a course in biomedical product development to introduce basic concepts of design, quality system regulations, regulatory aspects and entrepreneurship.

Required courses in engineering design methods teach students how to successfully complete applied research. A clinical or industrial preceptorship is required to give students practical exposure to applied biomedical research and development. Students completing this track will be prepared to apply their product-driven education either in industrial research and development, in a regulatory agency, or in academia interfacing with industry.

 

Course Work

 

Track Faculty

 

Headshot of Arvin Agah
785-864-8821
1C Eaton Hall

Titles

-Dean, School of Engineering
-Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Biomedical Robots
-Applied Artificial Intelligence

Headshot of Ron Barrett-Gonzalez
785-864-2226
2120 Learned Hall

Titles

-Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Associated Tracks

-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Enhancement of Transportation Related Technologies
-Design, Development and Testing of Unusual Uninhabited Aerial
 Vehicles
-Missiles, Munitions, and Adaptive Aerostructures

Headshot of Cory Berkland
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

-Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
-Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development
-Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-Nanoparticles and Colloids in Pharmaceuticals and Biomedicine

Headshot of Jonathan Brumberg
785-864-1061
3001 Dole Human Development Center

Titles

-Associate Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences & Disorders
-Courtesy Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

-Computational Bioengineering
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

- Adaptive signal processing for neuroscience
- Neuroengineering
- Machine learning
- Human-computer interaction
- Brain-computer interface
- Speech and communication neuroscience

  • Director, Bioengineering
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2994
1132D Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Tissue Mechanics
-Computational Joint Mechanics

  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2104
3134 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Structural Biomaterials
-Spine Biomechanics
-Design and Testing of Medical Devices

Headshot of Stevin Gehrke
  • Graduate Studies Director
  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
785-864-4956
4149A Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development
-Biomolecular Engineering

Research Interests

-Biomimetic Materials
-Hydrogels
-Tissue Engineering
-Drug Delivery
-Bioprocessing

Headshot of Ron Hui
785-864-8814
3026 Eaton Hall

Titles

-Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Optical/RF Measurement and Bioscensors
-Novel Photonic Devices
-Optical Communication Systems

Headshot of Kostas Kokkinakis
785-864-4467
3027 Dole Human Development Center

Titles

-Assistant Professor, Speech-Language-Hearing: Science & Disorders

Associated Tracks

-Biomedical Product Design & Development
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering

Research Interests

-signal processing, binaural hearing mechanisms and psychoacoustics; development of speech coding strategies and their application to cochlear implants

913-588-4565
KUMC

Titles

-Associate Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Human Sensorimotor Control and Disorders
-Stroke Rehabilitation
-Sports Injury Rehabilitation

785-864-2993
3135B Learned Hall

Titles

-Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Effects of Age and Disorders on the Biomechanics of Balance, Gait, and Motor Control

Headshot of Sue Lunte
785-864-3811
220F Multidisciplinary Research Building

Titles

-Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and
 Pharmaceutical Chemistry  
-Director, Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry

Associated Tracks

-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Microfluidics
-Biosensors and lab-on-a-chip devices

785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall

Titles

-Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
-Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Applications of Biomechanics and Machine Design
-Biomechanics Testing Machines and Experimental Designs
-Kinematic Joint Studies
-Wear of Artificial Components
-Testing and Evaluation of Prosthetic Devices

Headshot of Anil Misra
785-864-1750
5102C Learned Hall

Titles

-Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Nano-micro-macro mechanics of calcified and soft tissues
-Constitutive modeling and computational methods
-Scanning acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic testing

Randy Nudo, Ph.D.
913-588-1247
220K Landon Center on Aging, KUMC

Titles

-Professor & Vice Chair of Research, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
-Director, Landon Center on Aging

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Neural Mechanisms of Recovery after Brain Injury
-implantable Devices for Brain Plasticity

Headshot of Suzanne Shontz
  • Track Director, Computational Bioengineering
  • Associate Professor, Electrical Eng. and Computer Sci.
785-864-8816
2001 Eaton Hall

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Computational Bioengineering
-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

-Computational Medicine
-Computational Surgery
-Computational Anatomy
-Computational Biomechanics
-Patient-Specific Model and Mesh Generation
-Image Processing

Dr. Snead
332-442-3178
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology

Titles

-Chair, Division of Biomedical Sciences
-Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
-University of Southern California

Associated Tracks

-Biomedical Sciences with special training in Pathology and Biomaterials

Research Interests

-Amplifying cell signals for potentially lower cost stem cell interventions
 

 

Paulette Spencer, D.D.S., Ph.D.
  • Director, Institute for Bioengineering Research
  • Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor, Mech. Eng.
785-864-8140
3111 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

-Bioimaging
-Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Professor Spencer and her research team are designing, synthesizing, and developing novel biomaterials for the repair and replacement of mineralized tissues. Under in vivo conditions, failure of a repair or replacement generally begins at the biomaterial/tissue interface and thus, a key aspect of our work is understanding the fundamental phenomena that control biological interactions at material interfaces.

Sara Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Dev.
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
785-864-2103
3141 Learned Hall

Associated Tracks

-Biomechanics & Neural Engineering
-Biomedical Product Design & Development
-Computational Bioengineering

Research Interests

-Lumbar Spine Coordination and Control
-Joint Dynamics and Stability