Michael McShane, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Dr. Mike McShane is James J. Cain Professor II in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, where he serves as Department Head and is also affiliated with the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems. Prof McShane’s primary research interests are in biomedical instrumentation and optics, biosensor technology, and biomaterials, with emphasis on micro/nanofabrication for responsive and biocompatible materials. In this work, he has pioneered the use of micro/nanoparticles, capsules, and hydrogel-particle composites for development of optical biosensing systems and has assisted in commercialization of related products. His recent efforts have focused on optical systems for continuous monitoring, with passive chemical-optical transduction components that are embedded/integrated within the sample of interest (tissue, culture, bioreactor, etc) combined with non-contact interrogation instrumentation. As such, the work is a combination of systems engineering that merges chemistry, physics, and biology. Professor McShane is a Fellow of AIMBE and SPIE, as well as a Senior Member of IEEE, for which he has served in numerous elected and appointed leadership positions including President of the IEEE Sensors Council.