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Biomedical Engineering

In the departmental listings, the following notations signify particular faculty appointments:

* Secondary appointment
+ Part-time
^ Faculty member with secondary appointment outside the School of Medicine
# Faculty member with primary appointment outside the School of Medicine

Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Ravi Bellamkonda, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering


Xiaoping Hu, Hanjoong Jo^, Shuming Nie

Associate Professors

Michael E. Davis, Robert H. Lee, Lena Ting, John Oshinski

Assistant Professors

Shella D. Keilholz

Adjunct Professors

Gang Bao#, Ravi Bellamkond#a, Paul J. Benkeser#, Mark Borodovsky#, Barbara D. Boyan#, Robert  Butera#, Stephen P. De Weerth#, C. Ross Ethier, Don P. Giddens#, Larry V. McIntire#, Richard Nichols#, Krishnendu Roy, W. Robert Taylor*, Brani Vidakovic#, Eberhard Voit#, Younan Xia#, Ajit Yoganathan#, Cheng Zhu#

Adjunct Associate Professors

Julia Babensee#, Thomas Barker#, Edward Botchwey III, Rudolph Gleason, Charlie Kemp, Melissa Lambeth Kemp#, Michelle LaPlaca#, Joseph LeDoux#, Todd McDevitt#, Steve Potter#, Philip J. Santangelo, Garrett Stanley#, Wei Sun, Johnna S. Temenoff#, May Dongmei Wang#

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Wilbur A. Lam*, Manu O. Platt#, Peng Qiu

Director Instructional Lab

Essy Behravesh

Director of Learning Sciences Research

Barbara Burks Fasse

Principal Research Scientist

Suzanne Eskin


Sathya Gourisankar, James K. Rains, Raja Y. Schaar

The twenty-first century has opened new fields in biotechnology-related research and education. Research in biomedical engineering holds the potential for major breakthroughs in medicine, basic science, and applied technology. Innovations in medical imaging, computer-assisted surgery, medical devices, and more efficent delivery of drugs to disease sites begun in the mid-1980s are creating new fields of medicine. Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Tech established the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME). This new academic unit is a unique partnership between a public and a private institution and complements the already significant investments made in bioengineering by other academic units.