Stephen Knisley

Stephen B. Knisley, Ph.D., Chair
Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering
341 McNair Hall
Office Phone Number: 336 285-2653
Fax number: 336 334-3904

Education and Training
Postdoc/Industry/Scientists: Duke University, 1989
PhD: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Biomedical Engineering, 1988
BS: Duke University, Biomedical Engineering, 1973

Teaching Interests
BMEN 713 Biotechnology Entrepreneurship
BMEN 496 Senior Design II

Research Interests
Cardiac Medical Devices, Bioinstrumentation, Bioelectric Stimulation, Biomedical Optics

Research Funding/Projects
NSF and NIH pending


  • Karen B. Demby, Shawn M. Gomez, Stephen B. Knisley, David B. Peden, “Engineering Solutions to Health Problems; A Workshop to Develop and Sustain Clinician-Engineer Collaborations,” Science of Team Science (SciTS) 2015 Conference, Bethesda, MD
  • Stephen B Knisley, Robert Kelly, Rick McKenzie, Krzysztov Rechowicz, Rohit Nikam, “A noninvasive method to determine the optimal time for Nuss bar removal: A preliminary study,” conference, American College of Surgeons 2013 Annual Clinical Congress, October 6-10, 2013, Washington, DC
  • Rohit N. Nikam, Stephen B. Knisley, Frederic D. McKenzie, Robert E. Kelly, “Finite Element Analysis of Deformation of Bars Used to Correct Pectus Excavatum in Children,” Virginia Modeling and Simulation Center Capstone Conference, 2012, Suffolk, VA
  • Rechowicz KJ, Kelly R, Goretsky M, Frantz FW, Knisley SB, Nuss D, McKenzie FD., “A design for simulating and validating the nuss procedure for the minimally invasive correction of pectus excavatum.” Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;163:473-5.
  • Sims JA, Pollard AE, White PS, Knisley SB, “Stimulatory current at the edge of an inactive conductor in an electric field: role of nonlinear interfacial current-voltage relationship.” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2010 Feb ; 57(2): 442-9.
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Academic Advising Conference Set for May 14 at North Carolina A&T

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University will host its third-annual North Carolina Academic Advising Conference on Monday, May 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Academic Classroom Building.

N.C. A&T to Celebrate 127th Founder’s Day March 22

N.C. A&T State University will hold its annual Founders Day convocation program, from 10 a.m. – noon, Thursday, March 22, in Harrison Auditorium. Tonya Smith- Jackson, Ph.D., CPE will deliver the keynote address.

N.C. A&T Receives $1 Million to Support Scholarships for the College of Engineering

N.C. A&T State University’s leadership in education of the engineers of tomorrow so energized a supporter that the individual recently gave $1 million to support engineering student scholarships over the next five years.