Students

Current Students

Graduate Students

Kyle Burk

Sean Ermer

Cameron Jacobson

Patrick Kolbay

Medical Students - Research Rotation


Undergraduate Students

 

Anh Pham

Johnny Le

Jason King

Former Students

Anesthesiology Research Fellowship

Graduate Students

  • Kirk P. Andriano
    • Graduated in 1985 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation and Utilization of an Improved Technique for Studying Drug Effects on Ventilation
  • Phillip D. Baker
    • Graduated in 1990 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Neural network processing of oscillometric waveforms and blood pressure estimation from the superficial temporal artery (Link)
  • Larry A. Bannister
    • Graduated in 1978 with MS
    • Thesis Title: The Feasibility of Using a Fiber Optic Probe as a Means for Testing Blood Compatibility of Biomaterials
  • Ingmar Blomqvist
    • Graduated in 2001 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A feedback control system for mechanical ventilation
  • Robert J. Bowman
    • Graduated in 1981 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A Microprocessor-Based Fluid Infusion and Monitoring System for the Treatment of Burn and Trauma Patients
  • Lara Brewer
    • Research Assistant from 1999-2001
    • Graduated in 2001 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Noninvasive Partial Rebreathing Cardiac Output for Non-intubated Subjects (Link)
    • Graduated in 2011 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Novel Bedside Techniques for Bedside Functional Residual Capacity Measurement (Link)
  • Frederike Bruehschwein
    • Graduated in 2008 with Diploma in Engineering (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: ???
  • Brad N. Brian
    • Graduated in 2003 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A System for Adaptive Volume Ventilation (Link)
  • Brent R. Busey
    • Graduated in 1984 with MS
    • Thesis Title: In Vivo Multiple Ion Measurement Using Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistors
  • Jonathan L. Byrd
    • Graduated in 1992 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Clinical Evaluation of a Ventilator Alarm Expert System
  • Robert Cavenaugh
    • Graduated in 1986 with MS
    • Thesis Title: The Behavior of Gain Constants in Digital Control Algorithm Due to changes in Physiological Parameters
  • Kichul K. Cha
    • Graduated in 1988 with MS
    • Thesis Title: The Mechanical Properties of a Water-filled Lung Model.
  • Bettina Cheung
    • Graduated in 2005 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Design and Testing of Just-in-Time Training for Oxygenation and Ventilation During Basic Life Support (Link)
  • Alexa Doig
    • Graduated in 2006 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Graphical Cardiovascular Display for Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Thomas D. East, IV
    • Graduated in 1981 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Microcomputer Based Data Acquisition and Feedback Control for Differential Lung Ventilation
    • Graduated in 1982 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A Microprocessor Based Differential Lung Ventilation. System and Its Use to Evaluate a Variety of Differential Lung Ventilation Protocols.
  • Timothy Egbert
    • Research Assistant and Postdoc
    • Graduated in 1995 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Pulse oximetry artifact detection using artificial neural networks
  • Daniel J. Evans
    • Graduated in 1998 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Power Build-up Cavity Coupled to a Laser Diode
  • Robert Farrell
    • Graduated in 1992 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A neural network anesthesia alarm system
  • Barry Feldman
    • Graduated in 1987 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Utah Anesthesia Machine
  • Craig Flanagan
    • Graduated in 2003 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A novel oxygen sensor for indirect calorimetric monitoring (Link)
  • Ralf T. Frankenberger
    • Graduated in 1992 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Development of a Training Set for a Neural Network to Classify Signal Sequences
  • Sheldon R Furst
    • Graduated in 1985 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A Computer-Controlled Anesthesia Delivery System

 

  • Thomas Giannulli
    • Graduated in 1998 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Feedback Control Simulation of The Pneumatic Total Artificial Heart

 

  • Matthias Görges
    • Graduated in 2004 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Development and Testing of a Basic Life Support System Providing Just-in-Time Training for Lay Responders
    • Graduated in 2005 with MS from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Development and Evaluation of an Event Recognition Alarm System Using a High Fidelity Patient Simulator
    • Graduated in 2010 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Signal processing, human factors, and modeling to support bedside care in the intensive care unit

 

  • Nishant Gopalakrishnan
    • Graduated in 2006 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Hypercapnic Hyperventilation Speeds Emergence from Inhaled Anesthesia (Link)

 

  • Dinesh Haryadi
    • Graduated in 1999 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Quantitative Analysis of Dynamic Response Requirements and Modeling of Fluid-Filled Catheter Transducer Systems

 

  • John K. Hayes
    • Graduated in 1980 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Continuous Monitoring of Serum Ionized Calcium in Dog During Sodium Citrate Infusion Using an Extracorporeal Blood Shunt

 

  • Curtis M. Healy
    • Graduated in 1995 with MS
    • Thesis Title: New Methods of Continuous Cardiac Output Monitoring Using Thermodilution

 

  • Shonn Hendee
    • Graduated in 1999 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A tissue compression/transillumination approach to noninvasive hemoglobinometry(Link)

 

  • Sören Höhne
    • Graduated in 2008 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Concept development and construction of a respiratory mask that allows accurate end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring during noninvasive bi-level positive pressure ventilation (Link)

 

  • Juergen Holstegge
    • Graduated in 1998 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the FH Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
    • Thesis Title: A New Bioimpedance Technique for Epidural Blockade

 

  • Roman R. Jaklitsch
    • Graduated in 1984 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A Neuromuscular Blockade Monitor Based on the Integrated Electromyogram
    • Graduated in 1987 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Control of Neuromuscular Relaxation
  • Veena Kaustaban
    • Graduated in 2014 with M.S.
    • Thesis Title: A novel use of sampling pressure from sidestream capnometer
  • Steve Kern
    • Graduated in 1995 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Development of closed loop system for administering muscle relaxants in anesthesia and intensive care

 

  • Scott Kofoed

 

  • Kai Kück
    • Graduated in 1991 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Signal processing algorithms for a neural network based anesthesia machine alarm system
    • Graduated in 2003 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: An Automated Pre-Use Checkout System for An Anesthesia Breathing Circuit (Link)

 

  • Cris LaPierre
    • Graduated in 2012 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Identification of Optimal Dosing Regimens for Procedures Requiring Esophageal Instrumentation through Multiobjective Optimization
  • Jai-Wook Lee
    • Graduated in 1993 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Raman Scattering to Monitor Intravenous Drug Delivery

 

  • Tai Kwong Lee
    • Graduated in 1996 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Noninvasive blood pressure monitoring from the supraorbital artery of the forehead by oscillometry

 

  • Michael Liebe
    • Graduated in 1998 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the FH Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
    • Thesis Title: A New Bioimpedance Technique for Epidural Blockade

 

  • Patrick J. Loughlin
    • Graduated in 1988 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Computer Assisted Anesthesia. A Control System To Aid The Anesthetist In Efficiently Administering Oxygen And Anesthetic Gases
  • Spencer Madsen
  • Sandeep Manyam
    • Graduated in 2006 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Methods to Improve Anesthetic Drug Management (Link)

 

  • Andrew F. Marks
    • Graduated in 1982 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A Microprocessor-Based Ventricular and Supraventricular Arrhythmia Monitor

 

  • Bruce A. McKinley
    • Graduated in 1980 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Medical Applications of Ion Sensitive Field Effect Transistors

 

  • Ted M. Messer
    • Graduated in 1994 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Control Techniques for Automated Delivery of Anesthesia: Halothane System

 

  • Rose Mills
    • Graduated in 2004 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Pharmacodynamic Modeling to Predict the Effects of Rocuronium in Anesthetized Patients(Link)

 

  • Niels Müller
    • Graduated in 2001 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Development of a tracheal pressure based feedback control device to reduce the work of breathing during mechanical ventilation

 

  • Scott Narus
    • Graduated in 1995 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Techniques for Optimizing Neural Networks for Medical Applications

 

  • Rambod Naimimohasses
    • Graduated in 1990 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Neural Network Anesthesia Alarm Recognition Using Analog Respiratory Signals

 

  • Thomas Alan Oniki
    • Graduated in 2001 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A Table-Driven System for Representing and Executing Clinical Rules (Link)

 

  • Daniel L. Orr, II
    • Graduated in 1979 with MS
    • Thesis Title: The Recreational Abuse of Nitrous Oxide by Health Professionals

 

  • Joseph A. Orr
    • Graduated in 1987 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A Prototype Respiratory Gas Exchange.
    • Graduated in 2001 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: An anesthesia alarm system based on neural networks (Link)

 

  • Paul Picciano
    • Graduated in 2006 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Just-in-Time Support: Adaptive, Intelligent Systems to Enhance Human Performance(Link)

 

  • Daniel B. Raemer
    • Graduated in 1979 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Methods for the Clinical Measurement of Oxygen Uptake and Carbon Dioxide Production

 

  • Benjamin R Randall
    • Graduated in 2006 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Characterizing Carbon Dioxide Response and Respiratory Depression for Remifentanil and Propofol Combinations (Link)

 

  • Robabeh Rezai
    • Graduated in 1997 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Measuring and Monitoring Neuromuscular Function With a Piezo Sensor During the Anesthesia

 

  • Stephen L. Richards
    • Graduated in 1982 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Hardware and Software Design of the Chemfet Array Processing System

 

  • Farrant Sakaguchi
    • Graduated in 2004 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Combining Propofol And Remifentanil Pharmacokinetic And Pharmacodynamic Models In The Operating Room: An Observational Study (Link)

 

  • Jody G. Schneider
    • Graduated in 1984 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Development and Testing of a Digital Flow Controller

 

  • Bernd Schrader
    • Graduated in 1998 with Dipl.-Ing. (FH) from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
    • Thesis Title: Design and Testing of a Closed Circuit Isolator for Partial Liquid Ventilation
    • Graduated in 2002 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Rapid Noninvasive Measurement of Arterial Blood Pressure Using Modified Oscillometry

 

  • Harold H. Sears
    • Graduated in 1983 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation and Development of a New Hook-Type Terminal Device

 

  • Richard Shelton
    • Graduated in 2002 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Noninvasive monitoring of intravascular volume (Link)

 

  • Michael Sherman
    • Graduated in 2006 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Non-Invasive Measurement of Functional Residual Capacity by CO2 Rebreathing and N2 Washout (Link)

 

  • David G. Smith
    • Graduated in 1997 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Development Of A Raman Analyzer For Low Part-Per Million Gas-Phase Detection.

 

  • Mark T. Smith
    • Graduated in 1983 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Development of a Nutrimeter Machine

 

  • Nancy W. Smith
    • Graduated in 1984 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A Microprocessor Based Technique for Measurement of Ventilatory Response to C02 Rebreathing

 

  • Rosemary L. Smith
    • Graduated in 1982 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors with Polysilicon Gates

 

  • Sandra L. Smith
    • Graduated in 2000 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Physiological responses of intubated very-low-birthweight infants during skin-to-skin care(Link)

 

  • Borzu Sohrab
    • Graduated in 1982 with MS
    • Thesis Title: A New System for Measurement of Cardiac Output. Development and Evaluation

 

  • Kristin Mary Strong
    • Graduated in 1993 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Neural Network Quantification of Venous Air Embolism Using Droppler Ultrasound

 

  • Shuxing Sun
    • Graduated in 1989 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: New Approaches to the Noninvasive Determinations of Arterial Blood Pressure and Compliance Profile

 

  • Peter M. Sunderland
    • Graduated in 1989 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: A Retrospective, Exploratory Analysis of Predictive and Structural Variables to Metabolic Energy Expenditure in Traumatic Brain Injury

 

  • Noah Syroid
    • Research Assistant from 1998-2001
    • Graduated in 2001 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Design, Implementation, and Validation of a Respiratory Gas Exchange Simulator (Link)
  • Carl Tams
  • Christopher Michael Tsoi
    • Graduated in 1981 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Instrumentation Simultaneously Measuring Respiratory Carbon Dioxide Excretion and Oxygen Uptake in Humans Using Titration Methods

 

  • Rachana Visaria
    • Graduated in 2005 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Modeling of Cardiovascular System, Pulmonary Mechanics and Gas Exchange (Link)

 

  • Blake Wachter
    • Graduated in 2005 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Development and evaluation of a pulmonary graphical display (Link)

 

  • Nick Wilder
    • Graduated in 1998 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Estimating tracheal pressure from the endotracheal tube cuff (Link)

 

  • Larry G. Wong
    • Graduated in 1979 with MS
    • Thesis Title: The Applications of Thermoelectric Cooling in the Oxiconsumeter

 

  • Yi Zhang
    • Graduated in 1999 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Design and Evaluation of a Graphical Anesthesia Display

 

  • Yinqi Zhang
    • Graduated in 2005 with PhD
    • Thesis Title: Integrated Information Display for Anesthesia Monitoring (Link)

 

  • Zhenmin Zhou
    • Graduated in 1992 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Pressure Enhanced Pulse Oximetry at the Finger

 

  • Darryl Zitting
    • Graduated in 2006 with MS
    • Thesis Title: Evaluation of a Method to Protect Spontaneous Respiration during Monitored Anesthesia Care Using Inspired CO2 as a Respiratory Stimulant (Link)

 

Visiting Students

  • Mareike Ehlbeck
    • Visiting Period: March - September 2005, student from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 

  • Christian Kluin
    • Visiting Period: September 2003 - February 2004, student from the HAW Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

 

Postdoctoral Appointments

  • Josef Brunner
  • David Liu

Recent News

We recently received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a system which provides supplemental oxygen to pediatric pneumonia patients in low resource countries.

Contact Us

Phone: (801) 581-6393

Directions/Maps

University of Utah Hospital
Anesthesiology Bioengineering Division:

In the hospital take the B elevators to the 3rd floor. Make a left turn as you exit the elevators. The third door on the left side is the entrance to the bioengineering division. If you get lost in the hospital, ask for the Department of Anesthesiology.