Faculty & Staff


Department Faculty

Robert Frisina, Jr., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Research Areas: Development of Bio-therapeutic Systems, Devices and Compounds for Treating Sensory Deficits; Emphasis on Bench-to-Bedside Investigations of the Auditory System, and Translational Research on Deafness and Other Neuroengineering Applications.
Office: ENC 3504 | rfrisina@usf.edu | 813-974-4394 | Website

Olukemi Akintewe, Ph.D.
Courses taught: EGN 3000L, BME 3312, BME 4056C, BME 4057C                                              Office: ISA 7031G | olukemi@usf.edu | 813-974-6152

Loree C. Heller, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                    Associate Professor                                                                                                                          Research Areas: Nucleic acid electrotransfer, Non-viral gene therapies, Pattern recognition receptors                                                                                                                                             lheller@usf.edu | 813-974-4637

Richard Heller, Ph.D.                                                                                                                   Professor                                                                                                                                                     rheller@usf.edu 

Huabei Jiang, Ph.D.
Research Areas: Diffuse optical tomography (DOT), photoacoustic tomography (PAT), fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT), and bioluminescence tomography (BLT).
Office: ISA 7030A | hjiang1@usf.edu | 813-974-5253

Christopher Passaglia, Ph.D.                                                                                                        Professor                                                                                                                                            Research Areas: Vision Systems, Neural Signal Processing, Computational Modeling, Retinal Physiology and Disease                                                                                                                        Office: ENG 247 | passaglia@usf.edu | 813-974-7140 | Website

George Spirou, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                     Professor                                                                                                                                                         gspirou@usf.edu

Hao Yang, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Research Areas: Optical-based imaging technologies for in vivo visualization of tissue at both the macroscopic and microscopic scales.
Office: ISA 7030B | haoyang@usf.edu | 813-974-4923

Souheil Zekri, Ph.D.
Instructor                                                                                                                                            Courses taught: BME 3053, BME 3082, BME 4882, BME 4883
Office: ISA 7031F | zekri@usf.edu | 813-974-5203

Biomedical Engineering Affiliated Faculty

Venkat Bhethanabotla, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Stephanie Carey, PhD; Mechanical Engineering

Summer Decker, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences

Rajiv Dubey, PhD; Mechanical Engineering

Timothy J. Fawcett, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Jonathan Ford, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Radiology

Nathan Gallant, PhD; Mechanical Engineering

Richard Gilbert, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Dmitry Goldgof, PhD; Computer Science & Engineering

Andrew Hoff, PhD; Electrical Engineering

Mark Jaroszeski, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Piyush Koria, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

William E. Lee, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Stephen B. Liggett, MD; Assoc Vice President, USF Health Office of Research; Vice Dean for Research, Morsani College of Medicine; Professor, Internal Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

Chris Passaglia, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Anna Pyayt, PhD; Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Stephen Saddow, PhD; Electrical Engineering

Sylvia Thomas, PhD; Electrical Engineering

Radouil Tzekov, MD, PhD; USF Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

Dmitri Voronine, PhD; Physics

Joseph Walton, PhD; Communication Science & Disorders

Samuel Wickline, MD; Interim Chair and Associate Dean, Cardiology, USF Morsani College of Medicine; Director, USF Health Heart Institute; Professor, Cardiovascular Sciences

Jose Zayas-Castro, PhD; Executive Associate Dean, College of Engineering; Professor of Industrial Engineering