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Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. 

To learn more about our adjunct professors, who are experienced professionals and experts in their fields contributing valuable real-world insights to our curriculum, please visit the adjunct faculty section at the bottom of the faculty listing page.

Chilman Bae, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Dr. Bae’s research interests are in 1) Bioelectrical Engineering: development of bioinstruments and technology and computational simulation, 2) Neuroscience: spinal cord stimulation, opioid induced chronic pain, and HIV associated neuropathic pain, and 3) Mechanobiology: mechanosensitive ion channels (Piezo channels) and cellular mechanotransduction.

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SIU Professor Chilman Bae

Engineering E-4E
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Steven Blair, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022

Dr. Blair's research interests encompass the broad areas of biomedical optical imaging and biophotonics, focusing especially on the co-design of image sensors, imaging optics, and computer vision techniques for applications in image-guided surgery.

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SIU Professor Steven Blair

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Ying Chen, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MW: 10AM-1PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Duke University, 2007

Dr. Chen's research interests are in: medical image reconstruction, signal and image processing.

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SIU Professor Ying Chen

Engineering E-206
Labs: Digital Imaging, Medical Imaging

Farhan Chowdhury, Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011

Dr. Farhan Chowdhury is an Associate Professor primarily in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes. His research is in the area of Mechanobiology.

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SIU Professor Farhan Chowdhury

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Dimitrios Kagaris, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Office Hours: TWR: 12-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Dartmouth College, 1994

Dr. Kagaris' research interests are in: (a) digital design automation, (b) design for testability, (c) sensor networks, and (d) data mining and bioinformatics. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers.

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SIU Professor Dimitrios Kagaris

Engineering E-117
Lab: Fault Tolerant Design

Arash Komaee, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MW: 1:30-4:30PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park, 2008

Dr. Komaee's interests are in the areas of control theory and signal processing with emphasis on stochastic control, optimal control, estimation theory, and nonlinear filtering. In his current research, he applies these areas to problems in magnetic control of micro- and nano-scale systems. He is the recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

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SIU Professor Arash Komaee

Engineering E-216
Lab: Laboratory for Control and Optimization

Hui Li, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2019

Dr. Li’s research interests center on biomedical devices, advanced manufacturing, surface engineering, drug screening, precise diagnostics, and personalized medicine.

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SIU Professor Hui Li

Engineering E-119
Lab: Li Group

James Phegley, Senior Lecturer

Office Hours: T: 11AM-2PM, R: 10AM-1PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 2001

Dr. Phegley's areas of interest include Pattern recognition and classification, digital signal processing.

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SIU Professor James Phegley

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Justin Pol, Assistant Professor of Practice, Experiential Learning Coordinator

Ph.D. University of Kentucky, 2023

Dr. Pol's research includes biomechanics, using kinetics and kinematics, with emphasis on association between osteoarthritic development and gait. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky in Paducah, Ky. In 2019 he then continued with his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

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Justin Pol

Engineering E-222

Jun Qin, Associate Professor

Office Hours: MWF: 1-2PM, or by appointment

Ph.D. Duke University, 2008

Dr. Qin’s research interests cover signal processing, noise induced hearing loss, ultrasound medical applications, machine learning, speech processing, and medical devices.

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SIU Professor Jun Qin

Engineering E-207
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Lab: Digital Instrumentation

Haibo Wang, Professor

Office Hours: M: 2-3:30PM, W: 2-5PM, F: 9:30-11AM, or by appointment

Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2002

Dr. Wang's research interests are in mixed-signal VLSI, sensor signal acquisition and processing, intelligent sensor system, medical sensor device.

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List of all Adjunct Faculty

Our Adjunct Faculty
Name Title Areas of Interest
Michael Davis, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon In Vivo Real Time Biometric Acquisition of Human Skeletal Muscle Flexibility.
Kang Chen, PH.D Dr. Chen's interests are broadly in mobile and computer networks, with current emphasis on software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), connected vehicle networks and applications, and mobile opportunistic networking and computing.