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Ashwin M Nair

Name

[Nair, Ashwin M]
  • Senior Lecturer & Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, Department of Bioengineering

Biography

Ashwin Nair received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington in December 2010. Earlier, he obtained his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

After completing his postdoctoral fellowship from UTA, he joined UTA Bioengineering as a Senior Lecturer in 2014. His primary focus will be on developing and teaching undergraduate BE courses.

His research focuses on the development of tissue engineering scaffolds that can deliver sustained bioactive doses of a chemokines for recruiting stem and progenitor cells for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue regeneration applications. In addition, he also works on studies related to inflammatory responses to implanted biomaterials and on the development of novel strategies to treat cancer. He is a reviewer for many journals and conferences, has actively published his work in high impact journals and presented his research at a number of conferences.

In addition to his research, he also devotes his time for community outreach and mentoring activities.

Professional Preparation

    • 2002 BE in Instrumentation EngineeringUniversity of Mumbai
    • 2006 MS in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington & University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    • 2010 PhD in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington & University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
    • 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow in BioengineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington

Appointments

    • Jan 2014 to Present Senior Lecturer
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Engineering   Bioengineering Dept
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 2010 to Present American Heart Association
    • Jan 2010 to Present Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES)
    • Jan 2009 to Present Society for Biomaterials
    • Jan 2006 to Present TERMIS (Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society)

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2011 Love of Learning Award sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
    • Aug  2010 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College sponsored by Who's Who Committee
    • Mar  2010 Provost's Award sponsored by the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Research Symposium Committee
    • Mar  2009 President's Award sponsored by the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Research Symposium Committee
    • Feb  2009 Outstanding Bioengineering Student Award sponsored by Department of BioengineeringCollege of EngineeringOffice of the Provost and Vice President for Academic AffairsOffice of the PresidentUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug  2007 Phi Kappa Phi sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Other Activities

Research and Expertise

  • Current Research
    1. Bone defect healing using autologous stem cells and novel tissue engineering scaffolds
    2. Cardiovascular tissue engineering
    3. Cancer treatment strategies using tissue engineering tools
  • Research interests
    Stem cells
    Tissue engineering
    Tissue engineering scaffolds
    Drug delivery
    Nanotechnology
    In vivo models

Publications

      Journal Article 2014
      • EN Tang, A Nair, D Baker, W Hu, J  Zhou. “In vivo imaging of infection using a bacteria-targeting optical nanoprobe.” J Biomed Nanotech 10 (5): 856-863 (2014)

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • D Baker, J Zhou, Y-T Tsai, K Patty, H Weng, EN Tang, A Nair, W-J Hu, L Tang. “Development of optical probes for in vivo imaging of polarized macrophages during foreign body reactions.” Acta Biomaterialia 10:2945-2955, (2014)

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • J Shen, A Nair, R Saxena, CC Zhang, J Borrelli Jr, L Tang. “Tissue engineering bone using autologous progenitor cells in the peritoneum.” PLoS One 9(3): e93514 (2014)
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2014
      • A Nair, D Baker, L Tang. “Biological and chemical influence on immune and regenerative responses to biomaterial implants.” (Book Chapter) Joint Replacement Technology (2014)

        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2013
      • A Nair, Y Tsai, K Shah, J Shen, H Weng, J Zhou, X Sun, R Saxena, L Tang. “The effect of erythropoietin on autologous stem cell-mediated bone regeneration” Biomaterials 34: 7364-7371 (2013)
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2012
      • C-Y Ko, L Wu, A Nair, Y-T Tsai, VK Lin, L Tang. “Use of chemokine releasing tissue engineering scaffolds in a model of inflammatory response-mediated melanoma cancer metastasis.” Biomaterials 33(3): 876-885 (2011)
        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • J Zhou, Y Tsai, H Weng, E Tang, A Nair, D Dave, L Tang. “Real-time detection of implant-associated neutrophil responses using a formyl peptide receptor-targeting NIR nanoprobe.” Int J Nanomed 7: 1-12 (2012)

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2011
      • A Nair , J Shen , RT Tran , K Guleserian, J Yang, L Tang. Engineering vascular grafts via orchestrated autologous progenitor cell responses. 27th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, OP:T6, SE 1.5, 2011
        {Conference Proceeding }
      2011
      • A Nair, J Shen, Y-T Tsai, L Tang. Orchestrated stem cell-based regeneration (OSCeR) for bone tissue engineering, Transaction of the Society for Biomaterials, 896, 2011
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2011
      • L Zou, A Nair, H Weng, Z Hu, L Tang. “Intraocular Pressure Changes: An important determinant of the biocompatibility of intravitreous implants.” PLoS One 6(12): e28720 (2011)
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • A Nair, J Shen, P Lotfi, C-Y Ko, CC Zhang, L Tang. “Biomaterial implants mediate autologous stem cell recruitment in mice.” Acta Biomaterialia 7: 3887-3895 (2011)
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2010
      • Nair A, Shen J, Sun M-W, Zhang A, Tang L. Biomaterial implant recruits and differentiates autologous stem cells. BMES 2010 conference, 8A-19-247, Austin, Texas
        {Conference Proceeding }
      2010
      • Ko C-Y, Nair A, Tsai Y-T, Zhou J, Tang L. Development of cancer traps for eliminating metastatic cancer cells in vivo. BMES 2010 conference, 9A-6-80, Austin, Texas
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Journal Article 2010
      • P Thevenot, A Nair, J Shen, P Lotfi, C-Y Ko, L Tang. “The effect of incorporation of SDF-1α into PLGA scaffolds on stem cell recruitment and the inflammatory response.” Biomaterials 31: 3997-4008 (2010)
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • A Nair, P Thevenot, J Dey, J Shen, M-W Sun, J Yang, L Tang. “Novel polymeric scaffolds using protein micro-bubbles as porogen and growth factor carriers.” Tissue Engineering Part C 16: 23-32 (2010)
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2009
      • Nair A, Yang J, Tang L. Novel porous scaffold for releasing bioactive molecules. Transaction of the Society for Biomaterials, 58, 2009
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • A Nair, J Shen, P Thevenot, T Cai, Z Hu, L Tang. “Novel Quantum Dots for Enhanced Tumor Imaging.” Proceedings of the IEEE Nano 2008 Conference: 650-653, (2008). (IEEE Xplore online publication)
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • S Zhang, J Zhou, Z Hu, A Nair, L Tang. “Nanoparticles for Uveal Melanoma Treatment.” Proceedings of the IEEE Nano 2008 Conference: 822-825, (2008). (IEEE Xplore online)
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • M Uttarwar, A Nair, L Tang, P Aswath. Porous PLLA:PGA:PVA Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering"   Biological Materials Science: Scaffold Biomaterials, TMS 2008, 137th  Annual Meeting and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, October 2008.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2008
      • A Nair, P Thevenot, W Hu, L. Tang. “Nanotechnology in the treatment and detection of intraocular cancers.” J. Biomed. Nanotech 4: 1-9, (2008)
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • A Nair, L Zou, D Bhattacharyya, RB Timmons, L Tang. “Species and density of implant surface chemistry affect the extent of foreign body reactions.” Langmuir 24: 2015-2024, (2008)
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • A Nair, J Shen, P Thevenot, L Zou, T Cai, Z Hu, L Tang. “Enhanced intratumoral uptake of quantum dots concealed in hydrogel nanoparticles.” Nanotechnology 13: 485102, (2008) – (Featured on the cover)
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • P Thevenot, A Nair, J Dey, J Yang, L Tang. “Method to Analyze 3D Cell Distribution and Infiltration in Degradable Scaffolds.” Tissue Engineering 14(4): 319-331, (2008)
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Proceeding 2008
      • PT Thevenot , A Nair , S Sohaebuddin, L Tang. Scaffold treatment with SDF-1α (CXCL12) diminishes the immune response. TERMIS NA-2008, 502, 2008.
        {Conference Proceeding }

      Conference Paper 2007
      • A Nair, J Yang, L Tang. “A novel preparation of degradable scaffolds using BSA microbubbles as porogen.” 2007 IEEE Dallas Engineering in Medicine and Biology Workshop: 31-34, (2007). (IEEE Xplore online)
        {Conference Paper }

Presentations

    • November  2013
      1.  J Shen, A Nair*, CC Zhang, R Saxena, L Tang. Autologous stem cell-derived bone tissue engineering in peritonea, TERMIS-NA 2013 Conference, 273, Atlanta, Georgia
    • October  2012

      Erythropoietin enhances osteogenic differentiation of autologous stem cells in critical size defects

      BMES 2012 Conference, OP 2-9, Atlanta, Georgia

    • June  2011
      Presentation title: "Regenerative Medicine & Tissue Engineering Basics." Bridge to Engineering Camp, UTA.
    • April  2011
      Presentation Title: "Biomedical Engineering - A Tryst With The Future."

      April 11, 2011

    • January  2010
      "Biomaterial implant mediated autologous stem cell recruitment and differentiation" at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in Students (ACES) - UTA 2010. (Provost's Award for Best Poster Presentation)
    • April  2009
      "Novel Porous Scaffold for Releasing Bioactive Molecules" at the Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting 2009

       April 22 -25, 2009

    • January  2009
      "A novel porous scaffold for bioactive biomolecule delivery" at the Annual Celebration of Excellence in Students (ACES) - UTA 2009. (President's Award for Best Oral Presentation)
    • August  2008
      Novel Quantum Dots for Enhanced Tumor Imaging at the IEEE Nano 2008 Conference

      August 15 - 18, 2008

    • December  2007
      A novel preparation of degradable scaffolds using BSA microbubbles as porogen. 2007; IEEE Dallas Engineering in Medicine and Biology Workshop at The University of Texas at Dallas
    • August  2007
      Invited speaker for courses "Biomaterials and Living System Interactions" - Spring 2010, 2011 ; "Introduction to Bioengineering" - Fall 2009 - 2011; "Tissue Engineering Theory"

      Fall 2007, Spring 2009 & Fall 2011

  • Past
    •  
      1. A Nair,* J Shen, Y Tsai, X Sun, R Saxena, J Borrelli Jr, L Tang. Healing bone using autologous stem cell recruiting and differentiating scaffolds, TERMIS-NA 2013 Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Students Supervised

Courses

      • BE 4350-010 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT I

        First of two courses in design of biomedical systems and processes. Major design project in biomedical engineering, incorporating engineering standards and realistic design constraints. This course prepares students through a major design experience incorporating engineering principles and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, and social consideration. Prerequisite: BE 4382, BE 3310, BE 3301, BE 3367, concurrent enrollment with BE 4337, IE 3301 or MATH 3316, or consent of Undergraduate Advisor.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1105-005 Medical Applications of Engineering

        Introduction to basic biology and engineering problems associated with living systems and health care delivery.  Examples will be used to illustrate how basic concepts and tools of science & engineering can be brought to bear in understanding, mimicking and utilizing biological processes.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-022 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 3320-010 MEASUREMENT LABORATORY

        A major aspect of bioengineering involves making measurements, analyzing and interpreting them. This course will introduce the basic concepts of data acquisition, data analysis through hands-on experiments with sensors and transducers. These sensors and transducers will be used for chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal biomedical measurements. Computer-based techniques such as LabVIEW will be used to convert the data into digital form so as to be analyzed subsequently.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4355-003 Senior Design Project II

        Second of two courses in design of biomedical systems and processes. Major design project in biomedical engineering, incorporating engineering standards and realistic design constraints. This course prepares students through a major design experience incorporating engineering principles and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, and social consideration.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 3320-010 MEASUREMENT LABORATORY

        A major aspect of bioengineering involves making measurements, analyzing and interpreting them. This course will introduce the basic concepts of data acquisition, data analysis through hands-on experiments with sensors and transducers. These sensors and transducers will be used for chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal biomedical measurements. Computer-based techniques such as LabVIEW will be used to convert the data into digital form so as to be analyzed subsequently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4350-008 Senior Design Project I

        First of two courses in design of biomedical systems and processes. Major design project in biomedical engineering, incorporating engineering standards and realistic design constraints. This course prepares students through a major design experience incorporating engineering principles and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, and social consideration. Prerequisite: BE 4382, BE 3310, BE 3301, BE 3367, concurrent enrollment with BE 4337, IE 3301 or MATH 3316, or consent of Undergraduate Advisor.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1105-005 Medical Applications of Engineering

        Introduction to basic biology and engineering problems associated with living systems and health care delivery.  Examples will be used to illustrate how basic concepts and tools of science & engineering can be brought to bear in understanding, mimicking and utilizing biological processes.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        Introduction to fundamental biomedical engineering laboratory procedures including human studies and animal surgery; includes clinical laboratory projects, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4355-003 Senior Design Project II

        Second of two courses in design of biomedical systems and processes. Major design project in biomedical engineering, incorporating engineering standards and realistic design constraints. This course prepares students through a major design experience incorporating engineering principles and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, and social consideration.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 3320-010 MEASUREMENT LABORATORY

        A major aspect of bioengineering involves making measurements, analyzing and interpreting them. This course will introduce the basic concepts of data acquisition, data analysis through hands-on experiments with sensors and transducers. These sensors and transducers will be used for chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal biomedical measurements. Computer-based techniques such as LabView will be used to convert the data into digital form so as to be analyzed subsequently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4350-008 Senior Design Project I

        First of two courses in design of biomedical systems and processes. Major design project in biomedical engineering, incorporating engineering standards and realistic design constraints. This course prepares students through a major design experience incorporating engineering principles and realistic constraints that include most of the following considerations: economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, and social consideration. Prerequisite: BE 4382, BE 3310, BE 3301, BE 3367, concurrent enrollment with BE 4337, IE 3301 or MATH 3316, or consent of Undergraduate Advisor.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1105-005 Medical Applications of Engineering

        Introduction to basic biology and engineering problems associated with living systems and health care delivery.  Examples will be used to illustrate how basic concepts and tools of science & engineering can be brought to bear in understanding, mimicking and utilizing biological processes.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        Introduction to fundamental biomedical engineering laboratory procedures including human studies and animal surgery; includes clinical laboratory projects, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electromyographs, electrooculographs and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4382-010 LABORATORY PRINCIPLES

        Introduction to fundamental biomedical engineering laboratory procedures including human studies and animal surgery; includes clinical laboratory projects, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1104-001 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

        Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, professional communication, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1104-002 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

        Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, professional communication, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1104-003 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING

        Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, professional communication, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 4325-010 Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering

        The class will meet three days a week (50 minutes per lecture). This course will introduce students to state-of-the-art applications in biomedical engineering and enable appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Topics covered will include biomaterials, tissue engineering, bioinstrumentation, medical imaging, biomechanics, transport phenomena, anatomy & physiology and ethical considerations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 3320-010 Measurement Laboratory

        A major aspect of bioengineering involves making measurements, analyzing and interpreting them. This course will introduce the basic concepts of data acquisition, data analysis through hands-on experiments with sensors and transducers. These sensors and transducers will be used for chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal biomedical measurements. Computer-based techniques such as LabView will be used to convert the data into digital form so as to be analyzed subsequently.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 Laboratory Principles

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiographs, electroencephalographs, electromyographs, electrooculograph and lie detectors. In addition, other relevant physiological functions such as respiration, visual and cognitive functions will be tested. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1104-002 Introduction to Engineering

        Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 5382-010 Laboratory Principles

        This course will introduce students to the principles, applications, and design of instruments used in biomedical research, clinical evaluations and other relevant applications. Engineering laboratory data will be acquired from electrocardiograms, electroencephalograms, electromyography and lie detectors. As well as for other relevant physiological functions such as that of respiration, visual and cognitive testing. Data analysis will be performed and results will be interpreted according to relevant physiological principles. Students will learn through in-class examples, homework problems, and active participation.

        Summer - 11 Weeks - 2014Contact info & Office Hours
      • BE 1104-001 Introduction to Engineering

        Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2014
    • BE 5300 - 005
      • Apr 2014 Sel Topics in Bioengineering

        Molecular imaging probe development

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • May 2014 to  Present Workshop

      Conducted a workshop at Stipes Elementary School in Irving to promote STEM education as part of their STEAM Career Day on May 16th, 2014.

    • Feb 2014 to  Present Workshop

      Workshop for students from Irving High School interested in STEM education

    • Jan 2009 to  Mar 2012 Volunteer

      Volunteered with the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

      Helped organize the Fair by working with teachers and parents to ensure a smooth application process/

      Helped the Director of the Fair with outreach activities and increasing sponsorship for the Fair.

      Helped improve student participation by almost 50% over 3 years.

      Received the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award in 2012.

  • Appointed
    • Feb 2013 to  Present Judge

      Judged the Bioengineering Division at the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2013 to  Present Reviewer

      Annals of Biomedical Engineering

      Abstract Reviewer BMES 2011 & BMES 2014

      Langmuir

      International Journal of Nanomedicine

      Journal of Clinical Medicine and Research

      Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine

      Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

      Journal of Tissue Science and Engineering

      Journal of the Royal Society Interface

      PLoS One

      International Journal of Molecular Sciences

      Journal of Biomedical Materials Research

      Nature Scientific Reports

      Acta Biomaterialia

    • Apr 2011 to  Present Advisory Board Member

      Journal of Biomedical and Bioengineering

    • May 2014 to  Present Editorial Board

      Invited to join the Editorial Board of the Austin Journal of Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Service to the University

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2012 Judge

      Annual Celebration of Excellence in Students

    • June 2013 to  Present Presenter

      Access to Engineering Camp for high school students

    • June 2011 to  Present Presenter

      Bridge to Engineering Camp for high school students

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Reviewer
      Journals & Conferences
      Langmuir
      Journal of Clinical Medicine & Research
      International Journal of Nanomedicine

      Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
      Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
      Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference - 2011
      Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference - 2011

      Judging
       Annual Celebration for Excellence in Students (ACES 2011)

      Other activities
      Played an active role in screening applications, website content development, and communicating with participants in the Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair (FWRSEF), 2010 - Present

      Helped conduct "Bridge to Engineering" - Summer Camp for Middle and High School students held at UTA