Ramakrishna Mukkamala

Ramakrishna Mukkamala

Dr. Mukkamala is a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He received graduate and post-doctoral training in Bioelectrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a dedicated cardiovascular researcher throughout his career. He received an NSF CAREER Award and an AHA Scientist Development Grant for his early research on blood pressure waveform analysis and helped Retia Medical translate this research to hospital use. He received an IEEE EMBS Most Impactful Paper Award and the Michigan State University All-University Innovation of the Year Award in 2019 for his recent research on cuffless blood pressure measurement. He is also a devoted educator with two teaching awards from MSU and now teaches Biological Signals and Systems at Pitt. In addition, Dr. Mukkamala currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and the Chair of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Cardiopulmonary Systems and Physiology-Based Engineering.


Current Post-Docs

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Cederick Landry

Cederick got his Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. His research is focused on developing physiology-based data-driven solutions to the human cardiovascular system to better monitor vital signs, to predict the need of an intervention, and for optimizing cardiovascular related devices.


Abdul Momin

Md. Abdul Momin

Momin finished his bachelor’s in Physics at National University in Bangladesh, and his master’s degree in Physics at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Momin has a PhD degree in the department of optoelectronic and nanostructure science at Shizuoka University in Japan. In addition, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of mechanical system engineering at School of Engineering, Tohoku University in Japan.


Graduate Students


Mark Freithaler
PhD Student | maf308[at]pitt[dot]edu

With an MS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Binghamton, Mark comes from working in the telecom industry. His interests include non-invasive smartphone-based blood pressure measurement and sensors.



Vishaal Dhamotharan
PhD Student | vid26[at]pitt[dot]edu

Vishaal has an MS in biomedical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, building upon his engineering design undergraduate program (IIT Madras). His primary interests include cardiovascular device design and development. He is currently working on smart hemodynamic monitoring devices.



Shipeng Wang
PhD Student | shw190[at]pitt[dot]edu

Shipeng finished his master's degree at Johns Hopkins University in Biomedical Engineering and bachelor's degree at the Ohio State University also in Biomedical Engineering.



Mahdi Jazini
PhD Student | moj20[at]pitt[dot]edu

Mahdi finished his master's degree at University of Tehran in Electronics (Integrated Circuits) and bachelor's degree at the Amirkabir University of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.



Divyesh Narayanan
PhD Student | din18[at]pitt[dot]edu

Divyesh finished his bachelor's degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.


Hadi Daher

Hadi Daher

BSc Student | had142[at]pitt[dot]edu

Hadi is a bachelor's in mechanical engineering at Braude College of Engineering, in Israel. He is an intern in exchange students program between his home institution and the University of Pittsburgh.


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