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Kenneth R Diller

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Phone: +1 512 471 7167

Kenneth R. Diller is a Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering and the Joe J. King Professor in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program and the Center for Biological and Medical Engineering, and is a former Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Diller is an international authority on the application of the principles of heat and mass transfer and thermodynamics to the solution of many different types of biomedical problems and on the use of light microscopy to investigate the dynamics of biological processes at high and low temperatures. The primary areas of focus in his research include the frozen banking of human tissues for transplantation, analysis of the microvascular basis of burn injury and how it may be exploited for the optimization of therapy, development of thermodynamic models of dynamic processes at the microscopic and macroscopic scales in biological systems, and computer vision techniques for quantitative measurement and interpretation of microscopic images. He has published more than 200 refereed articles and book chapters and edited six books on these topics. Further, he has played a key leadership role in the adoption of total quality principles in the academic administrative processes, engineering curriculum and instructional methods at U.T.


Biomedical heat and mass transfer; Hyperthermia treatment of tumors; Therapeutic hypothermia for treating stroke, cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury; Devices for intermittent and continuous cooling of body core temperature; Prevention and treatment of burn injuries; Cryotherapy of injured tissues; Cryopreservation of cells and tissues