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Matthew R. Glucksberg

Professor of Biomedical Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech E344
Evanston, IL 60208-3107

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Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies


Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D. Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, NY

M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, New York, NY

B.S. Flight Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY

Research Interests

Matt Glucksberg is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies. His technical expertise is in tissue mechanics, microcirculation, and optical instrumentation. His laboratory has developed photonics-based instrumentation to measure pressure and flow in the circulation of the eye, instruments to measure the response of pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells to their immediate mechanical environment, and is currently involved in developing minimally invasive optical biosensors for monitoring glucose, lactate, and other measures of metabolic function. He is a co-Founder of Northwestern’s Global Healthcare Technologies Program in Cape Town South Africa, co-director of an MS certificate program in Global and Ecological Health, and is working with the Center for Global Health at Feinberg to develop BME degree programs at three Universities in Nigeria.

Dr. Glucksberg is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and serves as a founding board member for the Northwestern Global Health Foundation. 

Selected Publications

  • , “Biomedical Engineering for Africa, Ch 12 and 13”, University of Cape Town Press, (2019)
  • David W Gatchell, Akinniyi Adediran Osuntoki, Akinwale Oladotun Coker, Matthew R Glucksberg, Tania Douglas, Kara Palamountain, “Deliverables from international cooperation on an NIH-funded biomedical engineering project in Africa”, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, (2018)
  • Ellen Tworkoski, Matthew R Glucksberg, Mark Johnson, “The effect of the rate of hydrostatic pressure depressurization on cells in culture”, PLoS One, (2018)
  • Brittany Ploss, Tania S. Douglas, Matthew R Glucksberg, Elsie Effah Kaufmann, Robert A. Malkin, Janet McGrath, Theresa Mkandawire, Maria Oden, Akinniyi Osuntoki, Andrew Rollins, Kathleen Sienko, Robert T. Ssekitoleko, William Reichert, “Part II”, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, (2017)
  • Glucksberg, Matthew; Go, Kevin; Kim, Yeong; Lee, Andy H.; Staricha, Kelly, “Design of Novel Mixer and Applicator for Two-Component Surgical Adhesives”, Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the ASME, (2015)
  • Van Duyne, Richard P.; Glucksberg, Matthew R.; Ma, Ke; Sharma, Bhavya, “Seeing through bone with surface-enhanced spatially offset Raman spectroscopy”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, (2013)
  • Cole, Jennifer; Linsenmeier, Robert A.; Miller, Timothy; Glucksberg, Matthew R., “Using instruction to improve mathematical modeling in capstone design”, ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, (2012)
  • Suresh, Aneesha; Harn, Cassandra; Pollack, Erica; Kroon, Max; Poluta, Mladen, “Novel device to conduct flash-heat treatment in efforts to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission in low-resource areas”, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, (2012)