The University of Delaware Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes two new faculty during the 2018-2019 academic year.  Meet the scholars who are helping our department to grow.

Elise Corbin earned her B.S. in Engineering Science at Penn State in 2007 and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013. She taught at the University of Illinois in bioengineering and then moved to the University of Pennsylvania to do research at the Cardiovascular Institute. She joins University of Delaware as an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering in January 2019. Her research focuses on studying emergent time-dependent cellular responses with engineered microdevices. Elise continues to build on this work by developing new methods to probe the mechanical response of cells and tissues and addresses unmet pre-clinical and clinical needs, especially in cardiology, cancer, and biopharmaceuticals. At UD, Elise looks forward to collaborating through interdisciplinary research teams.

Ashutosh Khandha received his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Delaware (UD). Following graduation, he assumed the position of Associate Scientist at Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI). His research at DRI focused on investigating the relation between biomechanical and biochemical changes in the knee joint after anterior cruciate ligament injury, using neuromusculoskeletal modeling, finite element modeling, semi-quantitative and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging. Ashutosh’s experience spans over 18 years, working in both the medical device industry as well performing translational biomedical research in an academic setting. At UD, Ashutosh teaches various undergraduate and graduate courses, including medical imaging, bioinstrumentation and biomechanics.