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Dr. Andrew O. Brightman

Current Position

Former Dean of Engineering,

University of California, Berkeley

Professor of EECS, Thomas Blum Center

Visiting Faculty, Plaksha Technology Leaders Program

Education

UC Berkeley (Ph.D. EECS, Masters in Mathematics,

Masters in EECS)



IIT Bombay (B.Tech.)


Bio

Andrew O. Brightman is the Assistant Head for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Engineering Practice in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A. Professor Brightman joined the Hillenbrand Biomedical Engineering Center as a Senior Research Scientist in Tissue Engineering where he contributed to the research and development of the tissue engineered small intestinal submucosa (SIS) technology. Professor Brightman also has worked as an independent consultant for several medical technology companies. Through these professional experiences, education and research background in analysis of signaling biomolecules and tissue engineering, Professor Brightman has gained knowledge about biomedical technology innovation and translation and built a foundation from which he is able to contribute to engineering design, regulatory affairs, and ethical practice.


Research Interests:


  • Tissue Engineering
  • Extracellular Matrix Signaling Molecules
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Epi Systemic Mechanisms
  • Chronic Stress and Health Impact
  • Ethics Pedagogy in Engineering


Patents:


Urinary bladder submucosa derived tissue graft

SF Badylak, SL Voytik, A Brightman, M Waninger - US Patent 5,554,389, 1996


Stomach submucosa derived tissue graft

SF Badylak, SL Voytik-Harbin, AO Brightman… - US Patent 6,099,567, 2000


Submucosa as a growth substrate for cells

SL Voytik-Harbin, AO Brightman, RM Meixner… - US Patent 6,264,992, 2001


Submucosa gel compositions

SL Voytik-Harbin, AO Brightman, RM Meixner… - US Patent 6,444,229, 2002


Submucosa extracts

SF Badylak, AO Brightman, JP Hodde, TB McPherson… - US Patent 6,375,989, 2002


Submucosa gel compositions

SL Voytik-Harbin, AO Brightman, RM Meixner… - US Patent 7,147,871, 2006


Growth factor modified extracellular matrix material and methods for preparation and use thereof

MC Hiles, A Brightman, AD Janis - EP Patent 2,150,283, 2010