Prof. Joseph Irudayaraj

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Biography

Prof. Irudayaraj, has a Bachelors in Agric. and Biological Engineering from India; M.S. in Computer Sciences and an M.S in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Hawaii; and a Ph.D in Biological Engineering from Purdue University. He has taught at Utah State University, The Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Bioengineering in 2017. His laboratories are located at the Biomedical Research Facility in the Mills Breast Cancer Center at Carle Foundation Hospital and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory (MNTL). He is heavily vested in interdisciplinary research and plays a key role at the Cancer Center at Illinois and is presently working to establish a Superfund Center in Toxicology. He is a faculty of the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, and holds Courtesy appointments in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering, Comparative Biosciences, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Carl R. Woese Institute of Genomic Biology, Beckman Institute, and MNTL.

Research Topics

  • Bio-Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Bioimaging at Multi-Scale
  • Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering

Academic Positions

  • Founder Professor of Bioengineering, Department of Bioengineering, UIUC, Urbana-Champaign, IL (2017 – present)
  • Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (2005 – 2017)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Engineering, Utah State University, Logan, Utah