Karen May-Newman, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Bioengineering Program
Phone: (619) 594-5652
Fax: (619) 594-3599
Professor May-Newman received her Ph.D in Bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego and postdoctoral training in Cardiology from the Johns Hopkins University. She then joined local biotechnology company Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp. as a senior research scientist. In 1998, she joined SDSU to initiate a program in bioengineering. Her research is in the area of Cardiovascular Biomechanics with a focus on the mechanical interaction of the cardiovascular system with implanted medical devices, such as heart valves and left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). Prof. May-Newman’s research has received funding from NIH, NSF, the Whitaker Foundation and other organizations. She also serves as the faculty advisor to the SDSU Society of Women Engineers.