Solomon Eisenberg, Sc.D.

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Chairman, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

S.B., S.M., Sc.D., Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phone: (617) 353-2805; Fax: (617) 353-6766
Email: sre@bu.edu
Office: ERB 403A; Office hours: By appointment

Research Interests

Electrically mediated phenomena in tissues and biopolymers; cartilage biomechanics; computational modeling of electric field distributions in the human thorax and heart during electrical defibrillation; transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Current Research

Dr. Eisenberg’s research is directed towards understanding the functional role played by electrically mediated interactions in connective tissues and membranes, as well as the effects and mechanisms of interactions of externally applied electric and magnetic fields. Specifically, his research addresses: electromechanical interactions in cartilage; electrically mediated transport in charged and neutral materials; computational modeling of electric field distributions in the human thorax and heart during electrical defibrillation.

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Selected Recent Publications

Bangera, N.B., Schomer, D.L., Dehghami, N., Ulbert, I., Cash, S., Papavasiliou, S., Eisenberg, S.R., Dale, A.M., Halgren, E. “Experimental Validation of the Influence of White Matter Anisotropy on the intracranial EEG Forward SolutionJ of Computational Neuroscience. (2010)

Eisenberg, S.R., Murray, J., DeWinter, U. “Assessment of an Engineering Study Abroad Program: Reflections from the First 124 Students (2001 – 2006)” Proc. 2007 ASEE Annual Conference. (2007)

Thammanomai, A., Sweeney, M.O., Eisenberg, S.R. “A Comparison of the Output Characteristics of Several Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators” Heart Rhythm. 3(9):1053-1059. (2006)

Mocanu, D., Kettenbach J., Sweeney, M.O., Kikinis R., KenKnight, B.H., Eisenberg, S.R. “Patient-Specific Computational Analysis of Transvenous Defibrillation: A Comparison to Clinical Metrics in Humans” Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 32(6): 775-783. (2004)

Mocanu, D., Kettenbach J., Sweeney, M.O., Kikinis R., KenKnight, B.H., Eisenberg, S.R. “A Comparison of Biventricular and Conventional Transvenous Defibrillation: A Computational Study Using Patient-Derived Models” Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology. 27(5): 586-593. (2004)

Cullinane, D.M., Salisbury, K., Alkhiary, Y., Eisenberg, S., Gerstenfeld, L., Einhorn,T.A. “Effects of the Local Mechanical Environment on Vertebrate Tissue Differentiation During Repair: Does Repair Recapitulate Development?” J. Exp. Biol. 206(14): 2459-2471. (2003)

Bursac, N., Papadaki, M., White, J.A., Eisenberg, S.R., Vunjak-Novakovic, G., Freed, L.E. “Three-Dimensional Cultivation Promotes Maintenance of the Cardiomyocyte Phenotype” Tissue Engineering. 9(6): 1243-1253. (2003)

Cullinane, D.M., Frederick, A., Eisenberg, S.R., Pacicca, D., Elman, M.V., Lee, C., Salisbury, K., Gerstenfeld, L., Einhorn,T.A. “Induction of a Neoarthrosis by Precisely Controlled Motion in an Experimental Mid-Femoral Defect” J. Orthop. Res. 20: 579-586. (2002)

Mocanu, D., Kettenbach, J., Sweeney, M.O., KenKnight, B.H., Kikinis, R., Eisenberg, S.R. “Patient-Specific Simulation of Internal Defibrillation, 4th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2001″ Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2208: 983-990. (2001)