Meet our faculty and staff

Faculty and staff from throughout the University share their expertise in the Center for Tissue Regeneration & Engineering at Dayton (TREND).

Featured Profile

Name & Title
Contact

Donald A. Comfort

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Donald A. Comfort

Phone: 937-229-2627

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Kristen Comfort

Assistant Professor; Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Kristen Comfort

Phone: 937-229-2627

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Douglas Hansen

Joint Appointment with University of Dayton Research Institute

Contact

Email: Douglas Hansen

Phone: 937-229-4380


School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Karolyn Mueller Hansen

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Karolyn Mueller Hansen

Phone: 937-229-2141

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Bioengineering Graduate Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology

Madhuri Kango-Singh

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Madhuri Kango-Singh

Phone: 937-229-2531

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology
Carissa Krane

Carissa Krane

Professor; Schuellein Chair in the Biological Sciences

Contact

Email: Carissa Krane

Phone: 937-229-3427

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology
School of Engineering: Bioengineering Graduate Program

Khalid Lafdi

Professor; Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials

Contact

Email: Khalid Lafdi

Phone: 937-229-2643

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Margaret Pinnell

Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Development; Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Joint Appointment with Bioengineering Graduate Program

Contact

Email: Margaret Pinnell

Phone: 937-694-7411

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Office of the Dean, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Pothitos M. Pitychoutis

Assistant Professor

Contact

Email: Pothitos M. Pitychoutis

Phone: 937-229-2287

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology
Contact

Email: Jayne Robinson

Phone: 937-229-2580

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Biology

Shawn Swavey

Professor; Mann Chair in the Sciences

Contact

Email: Shawn Swavey

Phone: 937-229-3145

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Bioengineering Graduate Program
College of Arts and Sciences: Chemistry

Muhammad Usman

Associate Professor

Contact

Email: Muhammad Usman

Phone: 937-229-2101

Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Mathematics

Robert J. Wilkens

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Contact

Email: Robert J. Wilkens

Phone: 937-229-2736

Full-Time Faculty
School of Engineering: Office of the Dean, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering