About MeJoe graduated from Trinity College with a B.S. in Engineering in 1997. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and was a post-doc, also at Duke University. In 2005 he became an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University as the second faculty member in the new Biomedical Engineering Program. The program has since become an accredited department with seven faculty and 60 undergraduate students. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011.
Joe's teaching interests are in biomedical signals and systems, neural and cardiac electrophysiology, and medical device design. Nationally Joe has published or presented over 42 peer reviewed or invited works in the field of engineering education. In 2012 he was a founding faculty member of the KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience and a core faculty member in the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management. He was the founder and inaugural chair of the Undergraduate Research Track at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) conference, co-organized the Biomedical Engineering Body-Of-Knowledge Summit. He served on the board of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and was elected as chair of the division in 2012. He is the winner of the 2010 National ASEE Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award and in 2011 was selected to be a National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education faculty member.
Joe's technical research interests are in non-linear dynamics in the heart and brain, and engineering education. He has 52 publications and authored two textbooks, Quantitative Neurophysiology and Matlab for Engineering and the Life Science. He is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, American Physical Society and is an elected member of Sigma Xi and Heart Rhythm.
Joe has also engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary activities. To learn more, visit the interdisciplinary research page. You may also want to check out the news page for more recent activities.
And Now For FunI enjoy keeping myself busy when I'm not being an engineering professor. I have two wonderful and wacky children - Laura (6) and Paul(4) and they keep me pretty busy! But I have managed to find some time to running trail races, backpack, brew Belgian beers, and learn to Box. See below for more.
Improv Music and Dance
BoxingI have joined a small group of faculty and staff that box early in the morning. We are led by the amazing sculptor and amateur boxer, Joe Meiser. It's a great way to start the morning.
BrewingWhen I moved to Lewisburg, I discovered the joy of homebrewing. Over time I've gravitated toward Belgian beers, but I've also tried making mead, hard cider and wine. Somehow I keep coming back to beer.