University Catalog 2024-2025

Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME) is a fast-growing, interdisciplinary field that integrates engineering, mathematics, medicine, and science to improve human health and quality of life. In the Joint Department of BME, students are given access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities at both NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. This unique relationship offers students a wealth of opportunities for research, group collaboration, coursework, and exposure to experts in medicine and engineering. While all of the classes undergraduate students need to complete their degree are available on their home campus, students may choose to take courses at either campus. Students never have to travel to the partner campus; the joint program simply offers additional opportunities.

After completing core courses and being admitted through a competitive process to the program, students are effectively admitted to the partner campus. Students have full standing at both NC State and UNC. Upon graduation, the diploma bears the seals and signatures of both universities, and the Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Department Highlights:

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Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University
4310 Engineering Building III
Campus Box 7115
Raleigh, NC 27695-7115


Dr. Paul Dayton
Professor and Department Head
North Carolina State University
4012 Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695



Department Chair

  • Paul Dayton

Associate Chairs

  • Lianne Cartee, Associate Chair for Education
  • Shawn Gomez, Associate Chair for Research


  • Lianne Cartee, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Matthew Fisher, Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Director

  • Naji Husseini, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Distinguished Professors

  • Lianne Cartee, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor
  • Paul Dayton, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor
  • He (Helen) Huang, Jackson Family Distinguished Professor
  • H. Troy Nagle
  • Roger Narayan
  • Koji Sode, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor


  • Lianne Cartee
  • Ke Cheng
  • Greg M. Forest
  • Caterina Gallippi
  • Shawn Gomez
  • Weili Lin
  • Troy Nagle
  • J. Michael Ramsey
  • George (Rick) Stouffer

Associate Professors

  • Ashley Brown
  • Jacqueline Cole
  • Michael Daniele
  • Bob Dennis
  • Kenneth Donnelly
  • Oleg Favorov
  • Matthew Fisher
  • Jason Franz
  • Donald Freytes
  • Michael Gamcsik
  • David Hill
  • Devin Hubbard
  • Naji Husseini
  • Derek Kamper
  • David Lalush
  • Jeffrey Macdonald
  • Scott Magness
  • Matthew Penny
  • Gianmarco Pinton
  • Nitin Sharma
  • Anka Veleva
  • Bruce Wiggin
  • David Zaharoff

Assistant Professors

  • Amy Adkins
  • Pritha Agarwalla
  • Wen Yih Aw
  • Rahima Benhabbour
  • Yevgeny Brudno
  • Joseph Burclaff
  • Melissa Caughey
  • Silvia Ceballos Pelaez
  • Brian Diekman
  • Philip Durham
  • Alon Greenbaum
  • Kennita Johnson
  • Wesley Legant
  • Ming Liu
  • Virginie Papadopoulou
  • Ross Petrella
  • William Polacheck
  • Imran Rizvi
  • Francisco Santibanez
  • Sarah Shelton
  • James Tsuruta
  • Michael Wilkins
  • Amol Yadav


  • Nick Jardine