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James Sweeney

Biography: 

James Sweeney is an Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University. Sweeney is also a bioengineering professor and special assistant to the dean of engineering with a focus on strategic initiatives at Oregon State University (OSU). At OSU, he is also the James and Shirley Kuse Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering, and from December of 2014 to July of 2018 served as head of the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. Prior to coming to OSU in 2014, he was chair of the Department of Bioengineering & Software Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). He also served as interim dean of the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at FGCU in 2012. Before joining FGCU in August of 2006, he was a tenured associate professor, associate chair, and director of the Flinn Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program in the Harrington Department of Bioengineering at Arizona State University, where he holds Emeritus Faculty status. 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University 1988
  • M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University 1983 
  • Sc.B. Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), Brown University 1979
Publications: 
  • Venkatasubramanian, G, Jung, Ranu, Sweeney, James David. Functional Electrical Stimulation. Wiley Encyclopedia of Medical Devices and Instrumentation, 2nd Ed (2006).
  • K Gustafson, James Sweeney, J Gibney, L Fiebig-Mathine. Is Skeletal Muscle Ventricle Chronic Stability Dependent On Wall Stress? Design Implications. Artificial Organs (2006).
  • K Gustafson, James Sweeney, J Gibney, L Fiebig-Mathine. Performance of Dynamic and Isovolumetric Trained Skeletal Muscle Ventricles. Journal of Surgical Research (2006).
  • Sweeney, James, Joshi, L, Panitch, A, Hall, E. A 'Bio-Basics' Short Course: Bringing Modern Biology to An Engineering Faculty. (2005).
Research Activity: 
Presentations: 
  • Alford, T, Sweeney, James, Wang, J, Muthuswamy, J, Bhavsar, K, La Belle, J, Joshi, L. Research Cluster in Integrated BioInspired Microsensors. NAE Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, San Jose, Nov., 2005 (Nov 2005).
  • Raleigh, L, Warren, J, Helms Tillery, S, Santello, M, Sweeney, James. Comparison of Discriminability in Electrotactile and Mechanical Stimulation of the Fingertip. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (Nov 2005).
  • Sweeney, James, Joshi, L, Panitch, A. Bringing Modern Biology to An Engineering Faculty: Bioengineers as Leaders and Facilitators. Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Baltimore, September, 2005 (Sep 2005).
  • Larson, P, Phillips, W, Tan, K, Towe, B, Sweeney, James. Wireless nerve stimulator using piezoelectric polymer. Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Baltimore, September, 2005 (Sep 2005).
  • Sweeney, James, Joshi, L, Panitch, A, Hall, E. A 'Bio-Basics' Short Course: Bringing Modern Biology to An Engineering Faculty. 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Portland, June, 2005 (Jun 2005).
Service: 
  • U. Alabama Birmingham, ABET mock site visit reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • U. Michigan, ABET mock site visit reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • U. Pittsburgh, ABET mock site visit reviewer (2005 - Present)
  • Engineering School Faculty Senate, Executive Committee Member; Dean's Representative (2003 - 2006)
  • Bioengineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • ASU BMES Student Chapter, Faculty Co-Advisor (2005 - 2005)