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.
Dr. Puccinelli is an Associate Faculty Associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He began here as student near the start of the UW-BME program and earned his BS, MS, and PhD in BME. He is interested in hands-on instruction – teaching and developing courses related to biomaterials and tissue engineering, as well as design. He was awarded the BMES Student Chapter Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013 and the Polygon Outstanding BME Instructor Award in 2012.
Willis J. Tompkins received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Maine at Orono in 1963 and 1965, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical electronic engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. He is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he has been on the faculty since 1974. He previously served for five years as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His teaching specialty is on the topic of computers in medicine, an area in which he has developed two courses. One of these two courses, he has evolved and taught for 40 consecutive years. He has received a number teaching awards including the University of Wisconsin Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Theo C. Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award from the Biomedical Engineering Division of the ASEE. His research interests include development of microprocessor-based medical instrumentation, on-line biomedical computing, and real-time computer processing of electrocardiograms. Dr. Tompkins is a Life Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), a Founding Fellow of the AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering), and an Inaugural Fellow of BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society). He is a past President of the IEEE EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) and a past Chair of the ASEE Biomedical Engineering Division. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.
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