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Contact Information:

Ross Petrella

Engineering Building III Suite 4202C
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695,

Research Areas:
  • Biomedical Microdevices
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • 2018 PhD Biomedical Engineering, Old Dominion University
  • 2014 BS Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University


Dr. Petrella seeks to drive medical device innovation through the synthesis and realization of novel product concepts. In the classroom, he seeks to instill his passion for making and building. As such, he focuses on developing students’ technical and prototyping skills to prepare them for careers in biomedical engineering. This includes computer-aided drafting, embedded systems programming, 3D printing, printed circuit board design, finite element analysis and cell culture. Students learn these skills within the context of the medical device regulatory environment (quality management systems, design for standards, risk assessment and V&V).

Research Interests

Medical Device Design and Innovation
STEM Education
Alternative Assessments
Tissue Ablation – Irreversible Electroporation, Microwave, Radio Frequency
Computational Modeling
Neural Stimulation
Antenna Design
Pulsed Power

Courses Taught

BME298 – Biomedical Engineering Design and Manufacturing I
BME398 – Biomedical Engineering Design and Manufacturing II

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