Biomedical Engineering Faculty and Staff

Michael J. Jorgensen, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 108H Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-5904
Lab: Human Performance and Design Lab, 324 John Bardo Center
Courses: Capstone Design I, Industrial Ergonomics, Ergonomics Assessment Methods, Statistical Methods for Engineers
Research Areas: Occupational biomechanics, industrial ergonomics, musculoskeletal injury risk assessment and interventions, segmental and whole body vibration


Anil Mahapatro, PhD, Associate Professor
Office: 108L Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-5912
Lab: Biomaterials Lab, B112 Beggs Hall
Lab Website
Courses: Intro to Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, Design of Biodevices, Biodegradable Materials
Research Areas: Biomaterials, surface modification of bio-metallic alloys, biodegradable metallic implants, nanotechnology, drug delivery, design and optimization of bio-devices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nils Hakansson, PhD, Associate Professor
BME Graduate Coordinator     
: 120G Engineering Building
Phone: 316-978-5909
Lab: Multidisciplinary Human Biomechanics and Design Lab, 324 John Bardo Center
Lab Website
Courses: Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics Instrumentation, Applied Human Biomechanics, Capstone Design I and II
Research Areas: Musculoskeletal biomechanics, human movement computer simulation, rehabilitation engineering and technology, functional electrical stimulation, neuromuscular control, human movement coordination

Kim Cluff, PhD, Associate Professor
Office: 108M Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-5905
Lab: Biomedical Sensors, Imaging and Modeling (BIoME) Lab, 325 John Bardo Center
Lab Website
Courses: Bioinstrumentation, Biomedical Imaging, Intro to Biofluids, Bio-Computational Modeling, Capstone Design
Research Areas: Muscle damage quantification, Raman spectral analysis, peripheral artery disease muscle imaging, hyperspectral imaging, biomedical instrumentation design.


David Long, PhD, Assistant Professor
Office: 108J Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-5016
Lab: Mechanobiology and Biomedicine Lab, 326 John Bardo Center
Courses: Mechanobiology of Cells and Tissues, Intro to Biofluids, Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Research Areas: Cardiovascular mechanobiolgy, cell-tissue biophysics, instrumentation/devices to understand cell and tissue mechanobiology, identifying novel surrogate markers of diseases, gene regulation, epigenetics, cell and tissue engineering, regenerative medicine

Professor Yongkuk Lee, PhDYongkuk Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor
Office: 108C Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-7670
Lab: Bio-Integrated Electronics and Systems Lab, B108 Beggs Hall
Lab Website
Courses: Biomedical Computer Applications, Bioinstrumentation, Nanoscale Devices, Wearable Electronics for Biomedical Devices, Design of Biodevices Hall
Research Areas: Flexible/Stretchable Electronics for Human Health Monitoring, Human-Machine Interfaces via Wearable Electronics, Fabrication of Micro/Nano-structures, Bio-Integrated/Bio-Inspired Engineering, Nano-Biosensors for Disease Diagnostics

Jaydip Desai, PhD, Assistant Professor
Office: 108G Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-7608
Lab: Neuro-Robotics Laboratory, 335 John Bardo Center
Lab Website
Courses: Intro to Biorobotics, Biosimulation, Intro to Brain Machine Interface, Neuro-Rehabilitation and Control, Biomedical Computer Applications
Research Areas: Brain-Machine Interface, Neural Signal Processing, Prosthesis, Cognitive Neuroscience, Biomechantronics, Rehabilitation Robotics, Neuromorphic Engineering

Max Hinman, BS, MID
Biomedical Engineering Lab Technician
Office: 108F Wallace Hall
: 316-978-6585
Equipment webpage
                                          Equipment experience: Scanning Electron Microscope, Atomic Force Microscope, GAMRY, XRD, Motion Analysis System

Maria Lucas, BA
Student Academic Success Advisor
Office: A104 P2 Building
Phone: 316-978-3513


Denise Profile

Denise Northup
Administrative Assistnat
Office: 108 Wallace Hall
Phone: 316-978-7594


Biomedical Engineering Affiliated Faculty

Jeremy Patterson, PhD, Professor and Dean
Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Wichita State University
Personal Webpage
Research Areas: Blood flow and cardiovascular disease, limitations following heart transplant, effects of implantable devices on exercise, effects of antipsychotic medications on body composition and fitness

Heidi Bell, PhD, Assistant Professor
Human Performance Studies Department
Wichita State University
Personal Website
Research Areas: Tongue muscle performance, physiological and neurological lingual disorders, indirect effects of physical exercise on tongue strength and tongue endurance, validity and reliability of biosensing wearables

Ramazan Asmatulu, PhD, Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Wichita State University
Personal Website
Research Areas: Materials science, nanotechnology (synthesis and characterization of magnetic and conductive nanoparticles, nanofilms, nanowires and nanocomposites), bionanotechnology, colloidal photonic crystals, corrosion, and filtration


Dr. YaoLi Yao, PhD, Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
Wichita State University
Personal Website
Courses: Molecular Cell Biology
Research Areas: Electric fields guided brain neuron migration, spinal cord and peripheral nerve repair and regeneration

Mark Schneegurt, PhD, Professor
Biological Sciences
Wichita State University
Courses: General Biology I, General Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Research Areas: Microbiology, algal biodiesel, biomaterial-microbe interactions, hypersaline extremophiles, astrobiology, microbial ecology, metagenomics.


VinodVinod Namboodiri, PhD, Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Wichita State University
Adjunct Senior Scientist, Envision Research Institute
Personal Website
Research Areas:
assistive and accessibility technologies for people with disabilities, mobile computing and wireless networks as applied to cyber-human systems.
Teaching Areas: Assistive and Accessible Computing, Computer and Wireless Networks, Algorithms, Mobile Computing.