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Robert Peattie

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Robert Peattie

Robert Peattie

Part-Time Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Phone 617-636-5992
204 Anderson Hall
200 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
biomechanics, biofluid mechanics and transport, hemodynamics, physiology, drug delivery, angiogenesis
Biography: 

Robert Peattie received a B.S. degree in biology from Trinity College in 1979, and a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988. He then spent a year at Johns Hopkins as a postdoctoral fellow. He began his faculty career in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University, where he served from 1989-1997. Since then, he has held faculty appointments in the Department of Engineering of Trinity College, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Connecticut, in the Department of Chemical Engineering of Oregon State University, and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering of Tufts University. In 2001, he served as a visiting professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Utah. Currently he holds faculty positions at the Tufts Medical Center and in the Tufts University School of Medicine. Research in his laboratory focuses on understanding the physiologic response of cells, tissues, and organs to mechanical challenges. Past studies in the lab have involved problems of biofluid mechanics and soft tissue biomechanics, while current projects include those as well as biomaterial/tissue interface and biotransport studies. Peattie is the recipient of numerous teaching awards and commendations, and has received research support from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and many private foundations. In 2005, he was the recipient of the MIMICS Innovation Award, a research honorary with entries from 20 countries.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering/Biomechanics, Johns Hopkins University, 1988
B.S., Biology, Trinity College, 1979
Professional Experience: 
2017-present:

Part-Time Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2012-present:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts Medical Center

2012-present:

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Tufts School of Medicine

2007-2012:

Research Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2002-2007:

Associate Professor, Oregon State University

2001:

Visiting Professor, University of Utah

1997-2001:

Assistant Professor, Trinity College

1997-2001:

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut

1989-1997:

Assistant Professor, Tulane University

1988-1989:

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University