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

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, 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
  • Professor, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-1455
320E Multidisciplinary Research Building

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
 

785-864-3181
3129B Learned Hall

Titles

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Associated Tracks

Biomedical Product Design & Development

Research Interests

Laser diagnostic studies of nano-/mico-sized particulates suspended in fluids

  • 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

  • Track Co-Director, Biomedical Product Design & Dev.
  • 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, and 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

Biomedical Product Design and Development Research interests: Microfluidics, biosensors and lab-on-a-chip devices

785-864-2985
3116 Learned Hall

Titles

Associate Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Associate 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