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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N.C. A&T Board of Trustees to Hold Special Called Meeting June 25

A special called meeting of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Board of Trustees will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, June 25, in the Dowdy Building, Chancellor’s Boardroom. An agenda is attached for review.

N.C. A&T Senior Selected for Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus

Tony Watlington, Jr., rising senior economics student and SGA senator at North Carolina A&T State University, is helping to close the diversity gap on Capitol Hill.

Aggie Stadium to be Renamed BB&T Stadium

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Aggie Stadium, home to the reigning historically black college and university (HBCU) football national champions and track teams that have won seven conference championships over the past two years, will be renamed BB&T Stadium, thanks to a significant gift from the banking and financial services corporation, officials announced today.