John Bischof

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John Bischof

Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Carl and Janet Kuhrmeyer Chair, Mechanical Engineering; Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine, Mechanical Engineering

Contact

Mechanical Engineering
Room 200
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Director, Cancer Animal Core
Education

Ph.D. 1992, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
M.S. 1989, Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco (Joint Program)
B.S. 1987 Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Background

Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, September 2006–present
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, September 2002–present
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, September 1998–September 2002
Nelson Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, September 1993–September 1998

Joint Appointments University of Minnesota (UM) + Abroad
University of Minnesota, Department of Biomedical Engineering, September 1999–present
University of Minnesota, Department of Urologic Surgery, June 1997–2006
Adjunct Faculty and Guest Professor, Center for Bioinspired Engineering and Biomechanics Center (Feng, Lu), Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), 2014–present
Guest Professor, Institute for Process Engineering (Mewes, Glasmacher), University of Hannover (Germany), 2004–2005, 2008, 2013–present

Scientific & Professional Societies
Cancer Center
Center for Nanostructured Applications
Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM)
Medical Device Center
Biography

 

ME Research Areas
Biosystems & Bioengineering
Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer

ME Impact Areas
Environment and Sustainability
Human Health

Research Interests
  • Cryobiology
  • Hyperthermic biology
  • Nano-medicine
  • Thermal Therapies
  • Cryo and biopreservation
  • Thermal/medicinal properties

Research Groups

Name: Location:
Bioheat and Mass Transfer Lab ME 3120
IEM Cancer Animal Core Laboratory ME 255
Institute for Engineering in Medicine Mayo Memorial Building 725

 

Currently Teaching Courses
ME 3332: Fluid Dynamics
ME 3322: Fluids and Heat Transfer
ME 3324: Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
ME 3331: Thermodynamics
ME 3333: Heat Transfer
ME 3324: Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
ME 4054: Design Projects
ME 8341: Advanced Heat Transfer I (Conduction)
Honors and Awards

National/International Recognition:

  • Society for Cryobiology Fellow, 2013
  • Van C. Mow Medal, ASME Bioengineering Division, 2012
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow (ASME), 2007
  • American Inst. for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow (AIMBE), 2005
  • Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow, 2004; wiederaufnahme, 2008, 2013
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, 2005–2006

Young Investigator Awards:

  • NIH First Award, 1998
  • NSF Career Award, 1997
  • Whitaker Young Investigator Award, 1995
  • NSF Research Initiation Award, 1994

Best Paper/Poster/Thesis Awards:

  • American College of Cryosurgery–Outstanding Research Award, 1991
  • ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, Best Paper, 1997 (Pazhayannur)
  • Society of Cryobiology Crystal Award, 1999 (Devireddy)
  • Society of Cryobiology Critser Award, 2013 (Etheridge)
  • Minnesota Thermal Analysis Forum (MTAF) Paper Award, 2000 (Devireddy)
  • Life Science Alley Poster Sess., Best Student Poster: fa 2002, fa 2005, fa 2009
  • ASME Heat Transfer Division, Best Paper Award, 2002 (Devireddy)
  • European Association of Urology, two Best Poster Awards, spring 2003 (He)
  • Midwest Association of Graduate Schools'; (MAGS) Distinguished Master's Thesis Award (Chao) 2004
  • ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 1st Place M.S. Poster, June 2003 (Chao)
  • ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 3rd Place M.S. Poster, June 2005 (Goel)
  • ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference PhD Student Paper finalists, 2007 and 2008
  • ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 2nd Place PhD, 2011 (Qin)
  • ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference 3rd Place PhD, 2016 (Wang)
  • Society for Low Temperature Biology (SLTB) Best Student Poster Award, 2009 (Manuchehrabadi)
  • Institute for Engineering in Medicine Retreat 2nd place Med. Devices 2013 (Qin)
  • Institute for Engineering in Medicine Retreat 2nd place Med. Devices 2014 (Chung)
  • Institute for Engineering in Medicine Retreat 1st place Post Doc 2015 (Manuchehrabadi)

Institutional Awards:

  • University of Minnesota Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine, 2018 
  • University of Minnesota Carl and Janet Kuhrmeyer Chair in Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • University of Minnesota Distinguished McKnight University Professor, 2006
  • University of Minnesota George Taylor Research Award, 2004
  • University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor, 1997
  • University of Minnesota Richard and Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1993–1998
  • University of Minnesota Election to University Chapter of Sigma Xi Honor Society, 1995
  • Harvard Medical School-Dept. of Surgery, John F. Burke Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomed. Sci. and Eng., 1992
  • University of California at San Francisco, Regents Fellowship recipient, 1987–1989
  • University of California at Berkeley Graduated with Honors, 1987
  • University of California at Berkeley Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1986
  • University of California at Berkeley Honor Student Society, 1985–1987
  • University of California at Berkeley Kennedy Interdisciplinary Award for German and Engineering, 1987
Selected Publications
  • Improved detection of Group A streptococcus during thermal contrast amplification vs. visual reading of clinical rapid diagnostic tests. Anal. Methods, 2019, 11, 2013-2017. 
  • Engineering T Cell Response to Cancer Antigens by Choice of Focal Therapeutic Conditions. Q Shao, S O'Flanagan, T Lam, P Roy, F Pelaez, BJ Burbach, SM Azarin,Y Shimizu, JC Bischof, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 2019, 1-9.
  • Mapping Electrical Properties Heterogeneity of Tumor Using Boundary Informed Electrical Properties Tomography (BIEPT) at 7T. Y Wang, Q Shao, PF Van de Moortele, E Racila, J Liu, JC Bischof, B He, Magnetic resonance in medicine,2018, 81 (1), 393-409.
  • Characterization of Laser Gold Nanowarming: A Platform for Millimeter-Scale Cryopreservation. K Khosla, L Zhan, A Bhati, A Carley-Clopton, M Hagedorn, JC Bischof, Langmuir, 2018. 
  • A Three-dimensional Transient Computational Study of 532-nm Laser Thermal Ablation in a Geometrical Model Representing Prostate Tissue. H Elkhalil, A Alshare, G Shafirstein, JC Bischof, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 1-10.

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