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Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems
Engineering Research Center
University of Southern California

1450 San Pablo Street
DVRC - 130
Los Angeles, CA 90033

T. 323-442-6786
F. 323-442-6790

Advisory Boards


The BMES-ERC executive and leadership teams execute the missions and activities of the center under the guidance of three advisory boards: the Executive Advisory Board (EAB), the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), and the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB).  Below lists the members of each board.



BMES-ERC Executive Advisory Board


Cesar Armendariz

Director of Health Sciences Campus Community Outreach, USC

Dennis Atkinson, M.S.

Director of Corporate Research Advancement, USC

Elizabeth Fini, Ph.D.

Vice Dean for Research, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Elizabeth Garrett, J.D.

Vice President of Academic Planning and Budget; USC

Randolph Hall, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Research Advancement, School of Engineering, USC

Arthur Ramirez, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, School of Engineering; UCSC

Susan S. Lewis

Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Design, USC

Maja Mataric, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Research, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A

Dean, Keck School of Medicine, USC

Ares Rosakis, Ph.D.

Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech

Stephen Ryan, M.D.

President, Doheny Eye Institute

Louis Yates, M.S.

Associate Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC

Yannis Yortsos, Ph.D.

Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering, USC


BMES-ERC Scientific Advisory Board


Rena Bizios, Ph.D.

University of Texas at San Antonio

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Kwabena Boahen, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Joel Davis, Ph.D.

Strategic Analysis, Inc.

Scientific Program Manager for Neural - Engineering

Daniel Hammerstrom, Ph.D.

Oregon Health and Science

Professor, Computer Science and Engineering

Douglas McCreery, Ph.D.

Huntington Medical Research Institute

Director, Neural Engineering Program

Thomas Otis, Ph.D.

University of California, Los Angeles

Professor and Vice Chair, Neurobiology

Robert Sclabassi,  M.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Physician, Neurological Surgery

William Shain, Ph.D.

Wadsworth Center  - School of Public Health,

Research Scientist, Associate Professor - Biomedical Sciences, and Environmental Health Sciences

Usen Udoh, Ph.D.

Riddhi Partners

Manager of Intellectual Property Development

Babak Ziaie, Ph.D.

Purdue University

Associate Professor, Electrical and

Computer Engineering


BMES-ERC Industrial Advisory Board


David Mordaunt, Ph.D.


Bausch & Lomb
Rochester, NY

Vice President,
Development & Research, Surgical

John Sheets, Ph.D.

Boston Scientific
St. Paul, MN

Senior Vice President,
Corporate Research

Robert R. Nesbitt

Eli Lilly & Company Indianapolis, IN

Director, Advanced Development and Research, Delivery Device Research and Development

Fred Kimock, Ph.D.

Morgan Technical Ceramics
New Bedford, MA

Development Program Manager, Technology Consultant

Jerry Cirino

Reichert Technologies Buffalo, NY