Welcome to the website of Professor Ravi V. Bellamkonda
Professor Bellamkonda, holds the Wallace H. Coulter Endowed Chair and is the Departmental Chair of the Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech/Emory. The Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering is a success story in higher education innovation - a truly joint department between one of the best engineering schools in the country, Georgia Tech, with a great private medical school at Emory University. The Wallace H Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering has consistently been ranked in the top five programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the country for the past five years.
Prof. Bellamkonda is the President of AIMBE, and honorofic society for bioengineers from academia and industry based in Washington DC. Prof. Bellamkonda has won numerous awards and has been recognized as 2014 Clemson Award winner for Applied Biomaterials Research by the Society for Biomaterials.
Prof. Bellamkonda is actively engaged with programs promoting educational and research innovation at Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine. He serves at the Co-PI for Georgia Tech's Innovation Hub on an NSF funded regional I-Corp Center.
Prof. Bellamkonda directs the Neurological Biomaterials and Cancer Therapeutics Laboratory, a part of the Laboratory for Neuroengineering in the joint Georgia Tech/Emory Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Bellamkonda's research interests lie at the intersection of biomaterials and nanotechnology as applied to the nervous system including peripheral and central nerve repair, brain tumor therapy and neural interfacing. He also directed a T32 training grant called Rational design of Biomaterials, and a Graduate Leadership Program for BioE/BME graduate students and is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar. Prof. Bellamkonda was recognized as 'Best Professor' by the BME undergraduate Student Advisory Board for his contributions to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.