Jennifer Kang-MielerDepartment of Biomedical Engineering
Jennifer J. Kang-Mieler, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, is a prominent researcher in her field, was instrumental in establishing the Department of Biomedical Engineering at IIT as one of its first new faculty members, and is a diligent instructor and mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students. Kang-Mieler's research focuses on retinal hemodynamics and cellular function, drug delivery and biomaterial surface areas, and she has established significant relationships with the University of Chicago in educational and research areas.
Dr. Kang-Mieler supervised the physical design and layout of four new teaching laboratories, continues to serve as the undergraduate laboratory coordinator, and has been instrumental in setting up animal care facilities at IIT. She has developed both undergraduate and graduate courses for the department, and supervises several Ph.D. students as well as undergraduate research projects.