Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Dr. Elin Jensen
Dr. Yawen Li
Dr. Eric Meyer

Dr. Mansoor Nasir
Dr. Olena Y. Palyvoda

Elin Jensen, Ph.D.
Acting Program Director
p. 248.204.2067
Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research
College of Engineering

Dr. Jensen received her Ph.D from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Her specialization is Material and Structural Engineering. Research interests include construction and highway materials with special emphasis on Portland Cement Concrete, highway analysis and design, and distress development of concrete pavements as affected by environmental and mechanical lading. Her research work is based on experimental and finite element methods. Dr. Jensen is an active member of the ACI Committee on Fatigue of Concrete,ISCP, ASCE, and SWE...more

Yawen Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Dr. Yawen Li received her BS and MS from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, and her PhD from MIT, all in materials science and engineering. She went on to complete her postdoctoral training in the Center for Engineering in Medicine affiliated with both the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her main research interests are in materials processing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for biomedical applications and tissue engineering ...more

Dr. Meyer.pngDr. Eric Meyer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

p. 248.204.2606

Dr. Meyer received his BS, MS, and PhD from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering. His research topic was lower extremity biomechanics during sports injury. He then completed his post-doctoral training at the Centre for Bioengineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in cartilage tissue engineering and mechanobiology ...more


Dr. Mansoor NasirMansoor Nasir, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
p. 248.204.2522

Mansoor Nasir received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati and Bioengineering from University of California-Berkeley. Thereafter, he pursued his research interests first as a postdoctoral associate and then as a Mechanical Engineer at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.He has several publications in the areas of microfluidics, chemical and biological sensors and MEMS technology ...more


Olena Y Palyvoda, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty
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Since 2004, Dr. Palyvoda has held the position of Research Associate/ Assistant Professor Research with the Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University. She has a M.S. in Biochemistry from Lviv National Univesity, Ukraine and a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Maria Sklowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center - Institute of Oncology, Poland. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Research in the College of Engineering at WSU ...more