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David Gatchell

Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Clinical Professor

Clinical Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Clinical Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2133 Sheridan Road
Ford G319
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Centers

Segal Design Institute


Departments

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


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Education

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA

A.B. in Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


Research Interests

My research interests continue to focus on undergraduate engineering education, specifically the area of engineering design. I work with faculty within McCormick and outside of Northwestern to develop in-class experiences for learning about global, societal, economic, and environmental
(GSEE) factors and how they can be used to direct design decisions. I am also interested in undestanding how to best scaffold these experiences throughout the curriculum so that students graduate with the tools that they need to be globally minded engineers. In practice, I am currently working to bring biomedical engineering as a discipline to sub-Saharan Africa. Supported by NIH's Fogerty Center, a group of NU faculty from the business, engineering, and medical schools is working to develop in Nigeria the biomedical infrastructure required to identify unmet medical needs, develop solutions to these needs, and, in turn, commercialize these solutions. The overarching goal is promote "home-grown" medical devices, processes, and products which will effectively address the needs of the local populations.