Shankar Krishnan CV

Dr. Shankar Krishnanis the founding chair of the Biomedical Engineering program and an endowed chair Professor at Wentworth Institute in Boston since 2008. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Rhode Island with research work done at Rhode Island Hospital.Previously, he was an assistant director at Massachusetts General Hospital (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School) in Boston. He has also held faculty appointments in Illinois, Miami and Singapore. At NTU in Singapore, he was the founding director of the BME Research Center and the founding head of the Bioengineering division. He was the Principal Investigator for several Biomedical Engineering projects with funds over USD 15 million. He also worked in R&D in Miami and in hospital design and operations management at Bechtel for healthcare megaprojects. He has served in the National Medical Research Council in Singapore. His research interests are biomedical signals and image processing, telemedicine, medical robotics and BME education.He has been developing novel models in BME curriculum design, labs, interdisciplinary project-based learning, co-ops, internships and undergraduate research. He has over two hundred publications in conference proceedings, book chapters, and journal papers.He keeps active memberships in AAMI, ASEE, ASME, BMES, IEEE, BMES, IFMBE, and ASME. He has served the administrative counsel of IFBME for the past ten years, and he is presently the Secretary General of IFBME. He was elected as a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and he was a member of a team which received the CIMIT Kennedy Innovation Award in Boston.