In Podcast 28, we meet Thomas R. Harris, MD, PhD, the Orrin Henry Ingram Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Harris also serves as chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Harris is a Fellow and past president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The focus of this podcast is the work of Dr. Harris and his colleagues on the development of learning science and learning technology for bioengineering. Dr. Harris is the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies. The Center is a large, multi-university effort involving Vanderbilt, Northwestern University, the University of Texas and the Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program. Its purpose has been to develop a new system for bioengineering education.

Dr. Harris is also widely recognized for his research into the problems of lung circulation with an emphasis on transport phenomena, quantitative physiology, mathematical modeling and instrumentation, Dr. Harris has published more than 230 papers, book chapters, proceedings and abstracts in these fields. His research has been concentrated on the quantitative physiology of the exchange of fluids and solutes in the capillaries of the lung.

Host John Murphy.

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