RESEARCH TEAM

Dr. Albert Kim

Director of Acousto-Bioelectronics Lab
Department of Medical Engineering
University of South Florida

Dr. Albert Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida (USF). He earned his B.S. (2008), M.S. (2010), and Ph.D. (2015) from Purdue University. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Temple University from 2017 to 2022. He was also an R&D engineer at Intel Corp. before joining a faculty position. His research has been founded on Acousto-Bioelectronics, a branch of electrical engineering that studies the use of sound waves in the biomedical microelectromechanical system (BioMEMS) and nanotechnology. This includes a variety of devices and microsystems to address important clinical problems, including cancer, cardiovascular monitoring, and dental. Our group collaborates closely with physicians in order to transfer the technology to the clinic. His research on a novel electromechanical interrogation scheme and a wearable gait analyzer has been featured in news media, such as Fox News, Science Magazine, Chicago Tribute, Engadget, Popular Science, etc. Dr. Kim has co-authored over 50 publications in prestigious journals, international conferences, and patents.

Current Graduate Students

Sayemul Islam, Ph.D.

Sayemul joined the group in the Fall of 2017. He earned his Doctoral degree in Electrical engineering from Temple University in 2022. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Medical Engineering department of the University of South Florida. His research interests include piezoelectric microsystems, ultrasonic powering, wireless implantable biomedical sensors, embedded microelectronics, and implantable medical devices.

Rebecca Campbell, M.Sc.

Rebecca joined the group in Fall 2019. She earned her Master's in Electrical engineering from Temple University and a Bachelor's in Physics from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida. Her research interest includes implantable microdevices for cancer therapy.

Current Undergraduate Students

Alex Lapointe (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Alex is a sophomore in the BME program at USF. He likes to collaborate on group projects and research, and compete in math contests. His hobbies are skateboarding, weightlifting, and hiking in the mountains. He is also a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Skate Club at USF.

Srinidhi Manthena (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Srinidhi is a sophomore in the BME program at USF. She likes to learn about and work on new research in tissue engineering, bio-imaging, and bioinstrumentation. Her hobbies include tennis, gaming, and baking with friends! She is also the president of the student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society at USF.

Aana Ahsan (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Aana is a junior in the BME program at USF. She is interested to work in designing and developing medical devices. Her hobbies include watching YouTube and hanging out with her friends. She is also the mentorship coordinator for the Biomedical Engineering Society at USF and the Scouts Director for the 2023 USF Engineering Expo.

Nhan Nguyen (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Nhan Nguyen is a sophomore in the BME program with a career goal of inventing portable and more efficient medical equipment, such as x-ray and MRI machinery. His hobbies are ice skating, thrifting, and playing volleyball. He is also the Secretary of the Biomedical Engineering Society and a member of VEXU Robotics.

Marcelah I. Chen M. (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Marcelah is a sophomore in the BME program at USF. Her career goals include designing and working with neuromusculoskeletal prosthetics. She enjoys studying, painting, and crocheting during her free time. Marcelah is also the Vice President of the Biomedical Engineering Association at their USF chapter.

Patricia Z. Diaz (USF)
Fall 2022 - Current

Patricia is a sophomore at USF majoring in Biomedical Engineering. As her future career path, she would like to work on designing and creating prosthetic limbs with more affordable, comfortable, and eco-friendly materials. She enjoys sports, painting, and traveling. She is also a part of the club Project BME and SHPE chapter at USF.

Collaborators

Prof. Geelsu Hwang, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Jungkwun Kim, Kansas State University

Prof. Seung Hyun Song, SookMyung Women's University

Prof. Haijun Liu, Temple University

Prof. Joseph Picone, Temple University

Prof. Chang-hee Won, Temple University

Lab Alumni

Name Degree Institution Year

Sayemul Islam Ph.D. Temple University Fall 2022

Anirvan Majumdar M.Sc. Temple University Fall 2018

Alanis Indira Santiago B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Michael Domic B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Spring 2021 - Spring 2022

Abdulaziz N A E Almeseri B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Spring 2021 - Fall 2021

Blake Bray B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Spring 2022 - Summer 2022

Dinnae Erica Buton B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2019

Jonathan Deslouches B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Ji Ku B.Sc. Muhlenberg University Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Anna Nguyen B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

William Purcell B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Samuel Rhee B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Kevin Simonson B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Elijah Zimmerman B.Sc. Temple Univerisity Summer 2018 - Fall 2019

Join the team

We seek highly motivated researchers who enjoy working in a team while concomitantly desiring to pursue their own ideas in a supportive environment. Desired expertise includes, but is not limited to, mathematical modeling, circuit design, embedded system, micro and nano-fabrication, and biophysics.