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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Biomedical Engineering

Our People

To deliver our collaborative program in the interdisciplinary field of Biomedical Engineering, our core and affiliated faculty include faculty from the College of Engineering and Computing as well as the College of Arts and Sciences and the Medical School.

Our Faculty

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Ahmed A. Alshareef

Dr. Alshareef's research interests include injury biomechanics, experimental characterization of biological tissue, computational biomechanics, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Mohamad Azhar

Dr. Azhar’s current focus involves using genetically engineered mouse models to investigate the biological function of the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) ligands in cardiovascular development and cardiovascular disease, including calcific aortic valve disease, congenital heart disease, and aortic calcification and thoracic aortic aneurysm.

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Seongtae Bae

Assistant Professor Bae has focused his research on magnetic nanofluid hyperthermia and its clinical applications, magnetic(ferrite) nanoparticles/nanofluids for nano-theranostics in nanomedicine, magnetically-labeled point-care-of biosensors, in vivo & in-vitro magnetic based biosensors/bioMEMS, extremely low frequency nanomagnetic biomedical devices and medical instrumentation for neural engineering and neuromodulation, and Nanostructure spintronics materials/devices for advanced electronics and energy sustainability.

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Abdel-Moez E. Bayoumi

Dr. Bayoumi's current areas of interest are: (1) study of Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) on military aircraft, (2) Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and Mechatronics, and (3) design and applications of efficient energy resources and systems.

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James Otto Blanchette

Dr. Blanchette's research interests fall into the areas of: design of cell-instructive materials, delivery of therapeutics and tissue engineering.

Nicholas Boltin

Nicholas D. Boltin

Dr. Boltin's focus lies in software design, biomedical informatics, data mining, and machine learning/artificial intelligence.

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Wayne Carver

Dr. Carver’s research focuses on understanding how fibroblast behavior and gene expression are regulated in the heart. He uses cell culture and animal models to examine the regulation of fibroblasts in cardiovascular disease.

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Colin Evans

How do blood vessels respond when blocked or injured? Can this response be leveraged to treat inflammatory vascular diseases? The Evans Laboratory studies the vascular response to thrombosis with a view to improving treatments for inflammatory vascular diseases including acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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Daping Fan

Dr. Fan’s current research interests include the interaction between lipoprotein metabolism and innate immunity in atherogenesis, the tumor microenvironment of breast cancer, and development of natural compounds as anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer therapies.

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Edward P. Gatzke

Dr. Gatzke's research interests are in the area of process modeling, control, and optimization. Application areas of interest include particulate processing, bio-processes, and large scale systems.

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Richard Lance Goodwin

Dr. Goodwin's research lab investigates mechanisms of cardiovascular embryonic development and disease.

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R. Michael Gower

Dr. Gower's research focuses on understanding the immune system in order to develop bio-instructive materials that stimulate specific immune responses.

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Ramy Harik

Dr. Harik’s expertise and fundamental research interests is in Advanced and Smart Manufacturing. In Advanced Manufacturing, Dr. Harik is concentrated on Automated Fiber Placement and Additive Manufacturing. Topics like Automation of Process Planning, Optimization of Build Orientation and toolpath trajectories, Design for Manufacturing and Inspection constitutes the essence of his interest. In Smart Manufacturing,

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Silke Henrich

Dr. Henrich is the undergraduate director, lab manager and an instructor in the Biomedical Engineering Program.

Esmaiel Jabbari

Esmaiel Jabbari

Dr. Jabbari's research draws upon chemistry, biology, macromolecular science and exploits biomimetic strategies to engineer cellular constructs for regeneration of skeletal tissues. His research interests include tissue engineering, biomimetic materials, bioinspired nanocomposites, and peptide-mediated drug delivery.

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Ehsan Jabbarzadeh

Dr. Jabbarzadeh's lab is interested in the interdisciplinary areas of biomaterials, stem cells and nano/micro-electromechanical systems with applications in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His research activities focus on understanding the principles by which microenvironmental signals regulate cellular responses.

Susan Lessner

Susan M. Lessner

Dr. Lessner's research interests center on processes which lead to the destabilization and rupture of atherosclerotic plaques.

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Chang Liu

Dr. Liu’s research group is interested in biosensor development and biomarker discovery using nanomaterials, with a focus on their clinical applications on in vitro diagnostics, point-of-care tests, and liquid biopsy for cancer and infectious diseases.

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Michael A. Matthews

Dr. Matthews is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and a professor of chemical and biomedical engineering. He conducts research in the broad field of thermodynamics, and his research interests include supercritical fluids, ionic liquids, green chemical engineering, and carbon dioxide technology for sterilization, disinfection, modification of tissue scaffolds, and deactivation of allergenic proteins and asthma triggers.

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Cam McCarthy

Dr. McCarthy's lab studies novel mechanisms that contribute to vascular deterioration in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, as well as aging.

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Melissa Ann Moss

Dr. Moss is the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on understanding the role of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease and inhibiting Aβ aggregation as a therapeutic approach to this widespread and devastating illness.

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Chandrashekhar Patel

Dr. Patel's research interests include molecular regulation of vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells.

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Jay Potts

Dr. Pott’s research team is working toward understanding how the early heart and in particular, the AV canal is formed, laying the foundation for future therapeutic measures for congenital cardiac defects.

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Fernanda Priviero

Dr. Priviero is a professor in biomedical engineering.

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John R. Rose

Dr. Rose's research interests are in the areas of bioinformatics, normative reasoning and planning, DAI and multiagent systems, and computational chemistry.

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Tarek Shazly

Dr. Shazly is the Graduate Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at the University of South Carolina. His research is focused on defining and characterizing relevant tissue properties for clinical applications and rationally designing polymeric biomaterials that leverage local biology to enhance therapeutic gain.

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Frank G. Spinale

Francis G. Spinale, an internationally renowned cardiovascular scientist, has directed a translational research effort in the thematic area of remodeling with a particular focus upon heart failure. His mechanistic, translational, and clinical studies will advance our understanding and treatment for major causes of heart failure in patients.

Michael Sutton

Michael Sutton

Dr. Sutton's research and interests include coherent and incoherent optics applications, experimental mechanics, digital image processing, computer vision, applications of integral methods and experimental mechanics, boundary valve problems, plastic fracture mechanics, and finite elements modeling of cracked bodies.

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Nader Taheri Qazvini

Dr. Taheri Qazvinis' research interests include bio-nano hybrid and biomimetic materials, charge-driven self-assembly, structure-dynamics relations in polymer networks, hydrogels, soft glassy materials and living cells, microfabrication and 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering, and collective cell migration

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Wenbin Tan

Dr. Tan’s research team mainly focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of congenital vascular malformations. His research is interested in the mechanism how vascular and nervous systems interact each other during the diseases’ pathogenesis and progression as well as and development of new treatments for them.

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Chuanbing Tang

Dr. Tang's research combines synthesis of innovative polymeric materials, including both renewable bio-based polymers, nanostructured polymers and metal-containing polymers, which can find applications ranging from novel biodegradable thermoplastics, drug delivery, antimicrobials, nanolithography, etc.

Mark Uline

Mark J. Uline

Dr. Uline is the Program Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program at UofSC. His research group is working toward the fundamental understanding of how the complex interactions at interfaces couple together to give the rich phenomena observed in various chemical and biological systems.

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Homayoun Valafar

Dr. Valafar's research activities fall into two broad categories: computational medicine and computational biology.

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Guiren Wang

Dr. Wang's research and interests include micro/nanofluidics, lab-on-a-chip, far field optical nanoscopy, super-resolution imaging, cancer detection, fluorescence spectroscopy, tissue engineering, fluid dynamics, turbulence and mixing.

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R. Clinton Webb

Dr. Webb is a Professor in Biomedical Engineering and the Director of Cardiovascular Translational Research Center

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Tao Wei

Dr. Tao Wei's lab focuses on functional materials and biotechnologies using the combination of multiscale simulations, experiments and machine learning.

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Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau

Dr. Wenceslau is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering. The goal of her laboratory is to understand vascular physiology in cardiovascular diseases.

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