University of Vermont


SoE Research
Bioengineering Systems


  • Michael ColemanMichael Coleman

    Professor Coleman's general area of expertise is rigid body dynamics, more specifically, vehicle, robotic, and animal locomotion. Most recently, he has been studying the dynamics and stability of human walking and brachiation (swinging from branch-to-branch) through the analysis of mechanical/mathematical models and the construction of physical models. He is also interested in the mechanics of downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, and various wheeled vehicles. Find out more...
  • Yves Dubief
    Assistant Professor

    Professor Dubief's areas of expertise are fluid mechanics, turbulence, incompressible and compressible flows, non-Newtonian flows, and numerical simulation. His research focuses on how vortices organize turbulence and how they can be controlled, and is expanding to include other flows where complexity happens at much smaller scales than turbulence. Find out more...
  • Jane HillJane Hill
    Assistant Professor

    Professor Hill is director of the Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Lab whose research seeks to measure, predict, and — in some cases — exploit the microbes that impact our health and environment. This research focuses on three areas: pathogen transport (in people, pipes, and the subsurface); nutrient cycling (organic phosphorus in water and watersheds); and biotechnology (biosensor development and enzyme discovery). Find out more...
  • Mary DunlopMary Dunlop
    Assistant Professor

    Professor Dunlop's areas of expertise are control theory, dynamical systems, synthetic biology, and systems biology. Find out more...

  • Dryver HustonDryver Huston

    Professor Huston is director of the Complex, Adaptive & Precision Systems Engineering Laboratory (CAPSEL). CAPSEL investigates research areas that have yet to evolve into fully matured fields and are all based on complex systems with in-depth factor interactions. Huston's areas of expertise are smart structures, structural health monitoring, whole body vibration, spine mechanics, and precision machines. Find out more...
  • Jeff Laible

    Professor Laible's areas of expertise are computational modeling in biomechanics, specifically spine mechanics and modeling of the intervetebral disc, a poroelastic, chemical, electical,and magnetic problem. His research also includes the computational modeling of environmental problems, specifically lake ocean and stream hydrodynamics and transport.
  • Jeff MarshallJeff Marshall

    Professor Marshall is director of the Vortex and Particulate Flow Laboratory which specializes in fluid dynamics research related to vorticity and particulate transport in incompressible fluids. His areas of expertise are vortex-structure interaction, vortex turbulence, two-phase turbulent flows, particle adhesion, biofluid flows, Lagrangian and multiscale computational methods, and thin-film flows. Find out more...
  • Gagan MirchandaniGagan Mirchandani

    Professor Mirchandani's research focuses on image processing problems and complex wavelets. His areas of expertise are image processing, wavelets, and signal processing. Find out more...

  • Kurt OughstunKurt Oughstun Professor
    Professor Oughstun's current research topics include imaging through complex media and systems, molecular optics, and pulsed inverse optics. His research interests include asymptotic analysis; the frequency-domain and time-domain representations of electromagnetic, optical, and acoustic wave fields; electromagnetic properties of dielectric, conducting, and semiconducting materials; diffraction and scattering theory; coherence theory; the rigorous description of dispersive pulse propagation in both linear and nonlinear media and waveguiding structures; nonlinear optics; and laser physics. Find out more...
  • Donna RizzoDonna Rizzo
    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Rizzo's research uses geostatistics and computational techniques, including artificial neural networks (ANNs), to solve problems in diverse areas such as groundwater remediation, medical imaging, and disease prediction in crops. Find out more...
  • Mike RosenMike Rosen
    Clinical Associate Professor

    Mike's interests and activities in biomedical engineering have generally focused at the whole-human scale with a particular emphasis on applied research and design of therapeutic and assistive technologies. He has done most of his published work in rehabilitation engineering, the subset of BME that focuses on understanding disability from an engineering perspective and development of new systems for treatment and enhancement of function. Most recently, Mike's projects have centered on the application of virtual reality methods to the assessment and training of drivers with disabilities; the application of telehealth technologies to remote rehabilitation service delivery; wearable wireless personalized control interfaces; and unobtrusive sensing of activities of daily living to monitor health status.