Michael Insana

Michael F. Insana

Michael F. Insana is the Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received the BS degree in 1978 from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, and the MS (1982) and PhD (1983) degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He was a research physicist at the FDA from 1984 – 1987, where he developed methods for describing tissue microstructure from the statistical properties of echo signals. From 1987 – 1999 he was with the Department of Radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. There he directed an imaging research lab that applied ultrasonic imaging to the evaluation of progressive renal failure and breast cancer. Between 1999 and 2004 Mike was Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis where he directed the graduate program. Since 2004, he has been at the University of Illinois, where he was Head of the Department of Bioengineering from 2008-2013. His current research includes the development of ultrasonic methods for imaging soft tissue viscoelasticity and blood flow, developing information-theoretic approaches to sonographic design and evaluation, and eigenanalysis of adaptive complex biological systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Acoustical Society of America, Institute of Physics, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.