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Department of Biomedical Engineering


The Cardiovascular Engineering, Modeling and Devices (CVMD) group collaborates globally with universities, medical centers and industries. Current research interests focus on cardiac and vascular mechanics, hemodynamics of hypertension and heart failure, modeling for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, noninvasive, wearable, mobile and cardiac assist devices, as well as trans-catheter, neuro-engineering and controlled drug delivery technology. Prof. Li has advised more than 95 Ph.D. and M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering students and mentored over 190 Senior Design students.


•    Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
•    Fellow, American College of Cardiology
•    Fellow, American College of Angiology
•    Fellow, Academy of Medicine of New Jersey
•    Distinguished Professor, since 1998.
•    Kuang-piu Chair Professor
•    Qiushi Chair Professor
•    IEEE Millennium Medal
•    International Union of Physiological Sciences Award
•    First Paper Awards, Bioengineering Conferences
•    Johnson and Johnson and Becton-Dickinson Industrial Educational Grant Awards
•    NSF Research Initiation Award
•    American Heart Association Grant Awards and Heart News
•    Rutgers Patent/Inventor Awards
•    Rutgers Published Author
•    Teacher of the Year Award, Rutgers School of Engineering
•    Invited Speaker: Santa Fe Institute, UK-USA Technology Watch Seminars, US, Asia, European Universities
•    Invited Speaker: National and International biomedical engineering and cardiovascular conferences

Professional Affiliations

•    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
•    Biomedical Engineering Society
•    Cardiovascular System
•    Dynamics Society

Professional Development
•    Editor-in-chief, Cardiovascular Engineering: An International Journal, Springer
•    Editor-in-chief, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Book Series, World Scientific
•    Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
•    Associate Editor, Comments on Theoretical Biology Journal
•    Associate Editor, Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conferences
•    Editorial Board: Clinical Medicine Insights: Cardiology
•    Editorial Board: British Journal of Health Informatics and Monitoring
•    Co-Chair, World Congress for Noninvasive Cardiovascular Dynamics
•    Chairman, Conference and Program for Northeast Bioengineering Conferences
•    Chairman, Track and Scientific Sessions on Cardiac Mechanics, Cardiopulmonary Modeling, IEEE-EMBS
•    Chairman, Cardiovascular Engineering Track, Biomedical Engineering Society (organized 14 sessions)
•    Chairman, Engineering in Medicine in Biology Chapter, IEEE Princeton-Central Jersey Section
•    Dissertation Reviewer for foreign universities
•    Promotion and Tenure evaluation for US and foreign universities
•    Grant review panels for NIH study sections, NSF, UK and Canada


•    Ph.D., Bioengineering (Honors), University of Pennsylvania, 1978
•    M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1974
•    B.Sc., Physics and EE (Honors), University of Manchester, England, 1972