Amit J Nimunkar received his B.E. in Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India in 1999, M.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Toledo, Ohio in 2000 and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin in 2009. He is currently the Associate Faculty Associate in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teaching specialty is on the topic of Biomedical Engineering Design and Bioinstrumentation and has taken initiative to develop hands-on blended learning based courses on the same topics. His research interest is on global health and engineering and currently working on projects in Honduras, Ethiopia, India and Vietnam. He has received the Recognition Award for Achievement in Global Engaged Scholarship in 2013 through the Wisconsin Without Borders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Professor of the Year Award in 2012, through the Biomedical Engineering Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a number of teaching awards.
Xuan Zhang received her B.E. degree in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering from Harbin Engineering University, China, in 2011. She is now working on her Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. John Webster in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mehdi Shokoueinejad received the B.E.E. degree from University of Tehran, in 2011, and the M.S.B.M.E. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in 2013. He is currently PhD student with an emphasis in Bio-instrumentation at university of Wisconsin-Madison. His researches are on the devices for 1. diagnosing lower urinary tract dysfunction and 2. Noninvasive ventilation sensors and heartbeat algorithms in order to design the device to prevent stopping of breathing during sleep (under Prof. Webster supervision). He is also Teacher Assistant for courses in Medical instrumentation design and Bioinstrumenation Laboratory. His research interests are the design of physiological sensing technologies and the signal processing techniques.
John G. Webster received the B.E.E. degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in 1953, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA in 1965 and 1967, respectively.
He is Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In the field of medical instrumentation he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in bioinstrumentation and design. He does research on improving electrodes for ablating liver to cure cancer, on safety of electromuscular incapacitating devices, on a miniature hot flash recorder, and on an implantable intracranial pressure sensor.
He is the editor of the most-used text in biomedical engineering: Medical instrumentation: application and design, Fourth Edition New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, and has developed 22 other books including the Encyclopedia of medical devices and instrumentation, Second Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2006, and 200 research papers.
Dr. Webster is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Instrument Society of America, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and Institute of Physics. He has been a member of the IEEE-EMBS Administrative Committee and the NIH Surgery and Bioengineering Study Section. He is the recipient of the 2001 IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award.
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