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Dr. Eugene Eckstein

Department Chair & Professor

(901) 678-3733
Engineering Technology Building Room 330
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SB-SM (1970), Ph.D. (1975)


Rank/Position Department/Division Instituation/Comapany/Organization Period

Associate in Medicine (Bioengineering)

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital & School of Medicine

 Harvard University


 Assistant Professor

 Biomedical Engineering

 University of Miami


 Associate Professor

 Biomedical Engineering

 University of Miami



 Biomedical Engineering

 University of Miami


 J. R. Hyde Professor & Chair of Excellence

 Biomedical Engineering

 University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Memphis)


Interim Dean
(on leave as Chair, BIOM)

Herff College of Engineering

University of Memphis


 Professor & Chair

 Biomedical Engineering

 University of Memphis




Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests

Measurement and representation of blood cell motions during flow


  1. SL Weinberg, EC Eckstein, AH Shapiro. An experimental study of peristaltic pumping. J. Fluid Mech. 49:461‑479, 1971.
  2. EC Eckstein, DG Bailey, AH Shapiro. Self‑diffusion of particles in shear flow of a slurry. J. Fluid Mech. 79:191‑208, 1977.
  3.  MR Beck, Jr., EC Eckstein. Preliminary report on platelet concentration in capillary tube flows of whole blood. Biorheology, 17:455‑464, 1980.
  4.  L Pinchuk, EC Eckstein. Pressurized polymerization for reaction casting of poly(2‑hydrox­yethyl methac­rylate). J. Biomedi­cal Materials Res. 15:­183‑189, 1981.
  5. KL Drake, EC Eckstein. The effect of hemofiltration on fiber platelet concentration. Artificial Organs 5:363‑371, 1981.
  6.  JM Bator, MR Groves, BJ Price, EC Eckstein. Erythrocyte deformability and size measured in a multiparameter system that includes impedance sizing. Cytometry 5:34‑41, 1984.
  7.  L Pinchuk, E Eckstein, M Van De Mark. Effects of low levels of methacrylic acid on the swelling behavior of poly (2‑hydrox­yethyl methacry­late). J. Appl. Polymer Sci. 29:1749, 1984.
  8. L. Pinchuk, E Eckstein, M Van De Mark. The interaction of urea with the generic class of poly(2‑hydroxy­ethyl methacrylate) hydrogels. J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 18:671, 1984.
  9.  EC Eckstein, L Pinchuk, MR Van De Mark. A responsive hydrogel as a means of preventing calcification in urological prostheses. , pp. 323‑332, Polymers as Biomaterials, Ed. by S. Shalaby, BD Ratner, T Horbett, A Hoffman, Plenum, New York, 1984.
  10.  DP Orr, EC Eckstein, J Kline. Fabrication techniques for thin‑walled, kink‑resistant tubular structures for use in medical devices. Med. & Biol. Eng. & Comput. 23:77, 1985.
  11. EC Eckstein, V Corattiyl, DN Rosenberg. A circuit to aid measurement of platelet volume distributions in whole blood sam-ples. Med. & Biol. Eng. & Comp. 23:393‑395, 1985.
  12.  V Corattiyl, EC Eckstein. Regional platelet concentration in blood flow through capillary tubes. Microvas. Res. 33:261-270, 1986.
  13.  EC Eckstein, D Moran, E Gomez, ML Pomeranz, NL Block, J Kline. A tethering system for cyclically filling and emptying a prosthesis implanted in a dog. Lab. and Animal Sci. 37:234-235, 1987.
  14. AW Tilles, EC Eckstein. The near-wall excess of platelet-sized particles in blood flow: its dependence on hematocrit and wall shear rate. Microvas. Res. 33:211-233, 1987.
  15.  MR Van De Mark, ND Lian, M Brandon, EC Eckstein. The interaction of calcium with HEMA / MAA copolymers. J. Polymer Sci. (Part C) 25:327-330, 1987.
  16.  EC Eckstein, DL Bilsker, CM Waters, JS Kippenhan, AW Tilles. Transport of platelets in flowing blood. In "Blood in contact with natural and artificial surfaces." Ed. EF Leonard, VT Turitto, L Vroman, Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 516:442-452, 1987.
  17.  EC Eckstein, AW Tilles, FJ Millero. Conditions for the occurrence of large near-wall excesses of small particles during blood flow. Microvas. Res. 36:31-39, 1988.
  18.  DL Bilsker, CM Waters, JS Kippenhan, EC Eckstein. A freeze-capture method for the study of platelet-sized particle distributions. Biorheology 26:1031-1040, 1989.
  19. 19. EC Eckstein, JF Koleski, CM Waters. Concentration profiles of 1 and 2.5 Fm beads in blood flow: Hematocrit effects. Trans. ASAIO. 35:188-190, 1989.
  20. CM Waters, EC Eckstein. Concentration profiles of platelet-sized latex beads for conditions relevant to hollow-fiber hemodialyzers. Artificial Organs 14:7-13, 1990.
  21.  JF Koleski, EC Eckstein. Near-wall concentration profiles of 1.0 and 2.5 µm beads during blood flow. Trans. ASAIO, 35:188-190, 1989.
  22.  MK Dewanjee, SM Rowland, M Kapadvanjwala, RL Hellman, DC MacGregor, AN Serafini, GM Palatianos, MF Georgiou, EC Eckstein, GN Sfakianakis. The dynamics of platelet thrombus formation, thrombus retention time, and rate of embolization on a control and heparin bonded polyurethane angiocatheter. Trans. ASAIO 36:745-749, 1990.
  23. 23. EC Eckstein, CJ Yeh, F Belgacem. Inflow experiments showing lateral migration of platelet-sized latex beads. Bio Fluid Mechanics*3 Ed. DJ Schneck, CL Lucas, pp: 99-106, 1990.
  24. 24. EC Eckstein, F Belgacem. Model of platelet transport in flowing blood with drift and diffusion terms. Biophysical Journal. 60:53-69, 1991.
  25.  DJ Patin, EC Eckstein, K Harum, VS Pallares. Anatomic and biomechanical properties of human lumbar dura mater. Anesth. Analg. 76(3):535-40, 1993.
  26.  C-J Yeh, EC Eckstein. Transient lateral transport of platelet-sized particles in flowing blood suspensions. Biophysical Journal. 66:1706-1716, 1994.
  27. C Yeh, AC Calvez, EC Eckstein. An Estimated Shape Function for Drift in a Platelet-Transport Model. Biophysical Journal. 67:1-8, 1994.
  28.  G Desaraju, EC Eckstein, SK Roy. A Fluid Dynamics Study of the TRAC Catheter. Med. Eng. Phys. 18:161-166, 1996.
  29. Eckstein, EC, Leggas, M., Ma, B., Goldstein, JA. Linking theory and measurements of tracer particle position in suspension flows. Proceedings of ASME Fluids Eng'g. Division Summer Meeting, June 11-15, 2000, Paper number FEDSM2000-11316. http://umdrive.memphis.edu/eckstein/public/Eckstein_et_al_ASME_FEDSM.PDF
  30.  EC. Eckstein, JA. Goldstein, M Leggas The mathematics of suspensions: Kac walks and asymptotic analyticity, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, Available http://ejde.math.swt.edu/welcome.html.
  31.  R. Cascaval, E. Eckstein, C. Frota, J. Goldstein. Fractional Telegraph Equations. J. Mathematical Analysis and Applications. 276:145-159, 2002.
  32.  K. H. Wenger, J. A Woods, A. Holecek, E. C. Eckstein, J. T. Robertson, K. A. Hasty, Matrix remodeling expression in annulus cells subjected to elevated compressive load, Spine, .2005 May 15; 30(10):1122-6. PMID: 15897824
  33.  Z. Fan, P.A. Smith, E. C. Eckstein, G. F. Harris, Mechanical properties of OI type III bone tissue measured by nanoindentation. J Biomed. Mater Res A. 2006 Oct; 79(1):71-7. PMID: 16758461
  34. Jiao, Y., Chiu, H., Fan, F. Jiao, F., Eckstein, E.C., Beamer, W. G., Gu, W.. Quantitative Trait Loci That Determine Mouse Tibial Nanoindentation Properties In A F2 Population Derived From C57BL/6j X C3H/Hej, Calc. Tiss. Inter., 80:383-390, 2007.
  35. Lavine, J.M., Eckstein, E.C., Goldstein, J.A., Stochastic Models With Negative Friction For Intermittent Rolling Of Biological Mimetics, In: Fluids and Waves: Recent Trends in Applied Analysis. F. Botelho, T. Hagen, J. Jamison, (Ed.), Contemp. Math. 440:175-182, 2007.
  36. Clarke, T, Eckstein, E.C., Goldstein, J.G., Asymptotic analysis of the abstract telegraph equation, Differential and Integral Equations, 21(5-6): 433-442, 2008.
  37. Wagh, A.A, Roan, E. Chapman, K.E., Desail, L.P. Rendon, D.A., Eckstein, E.C., Waters, C., Localized elasticity measured in epithelial cells migrating at a wound edge using atomic force microscopy, Amer. J. Physiology, Lung Molecular and Cellular Physiology. Article in Press. (LCMP-00475-2007).