Michael D. Zordan, B.S.

Curriculum Vitae




Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering, May 2005

Relevant coursework: Optics; Engineering Design; Biomedical Instrumentation; Biomedical Measurements; Biomechanics, Models of Cellular Systems; Biological Transport; Circuit Design; Linear System Theory; Electrobiology; Medical Imaging; Photonics; Computer Science; Biomaterials; Organic Chemistry; Physics; Basic and Intermediate Calculus; Differential Equations

GPA: 3.51


Dean’s List Fall 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Fall 2004, Spring 2005

Duke University Undergraduate Research Support Grant 2004

Robert C. Byrd Scholar 2001-present

ASME scholarship 2001

NIH Musculoskeletal Pre-doctoral Fellow 2005

Work/Laboratory Experience


Purdue School of Engineering, IUPUI: Indianapolis, IN, Research Assistant  

Assisted on a research project to identify alternate surgical sites for the Medtronic Reveal® implantable heart monitor. Tasks included designing and building a prototype of a 30-channel biopotential recording system. Design of 30 channel noninvasive electrode array, and corresponding biopotential amplifier system.


Fitzpatrick Center of Photonics, Duke University: Durham, NC, Addy Fellow

Modeled and developed a novel large aperture beam scanning system based on non-optical axis rotation of planar mirrors. Tasks included prototype design and mathematical modeling of system. Developed a computational model that would relate mirror rotation to x-y position at the output focal plane (specimen plane). Developed LabVIEW application to control mirror position using stepping motors which could produce several common scan patterns utilizing user controlled parameters. 2005


Silicon Prairie Technology Association, Kansas City, Missouri

Participated in summer program in analytical chemistry at the research and development laboratories of then Quintiles, Inc. Conducted an analytical survey of commercial ibuprofen using NMR Spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, HPLC, GC, and dissolution. 2000


Focus of Research

I have conducted research in several areas of biomedical engineering. In the spring of 2004 I was part of a team that designed    a cardiac telemetry unit using FM transmission for a design class. Over the summer of 2004 I worked on a project in cardiac electrophysiology at IUPUI as described above. In the fall of 2004 I conducted a research project focusing on the specialized proteins and membranes of hyperthermophilic bacteria. In the spring of 2005 I was part of a team that designed a microcontroller- based voice activated remote control that can be mounted to a wheelchair and programmed to control household appliances and devices. In the summer of 2005 I was an Addy Fellow at Duke University and I worked on a beam scanning system as described above.