Distinguished Service Professor and Associate Department Director for Biomedical Engineering
Arthur Ritter specializes in biomedical engineering. He has extensive experience in researching and teaching cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, statistics for the life sciences and physical chemistry to medical, dental and graduate students. While at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/New Jersey Medical School, his research areas were microcirculatory and cardio-respiratory physiology, in addition to collaborative research in pulmonary transport and metabolism in-vivo.
Before returning for his Ph.D. degree, Ritter had over 10 years of industrial experience in the aerospace industry for the US Navy and United Aircraft in solid rocket propellant development and as a development engineer for the Mixing Equipment Company and the DuPont Co. His first academic appointment was at Stevens Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering where he did research on solar energy storage and conversion and optimal control of chemical processes. He also taught courses in transport phenomena and process control.
He is the co-author of over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and numerous abstracts and presentations at local, national and international conferences. He is the primary author of a recent undergraduate textbook in Biomedical Engineering and was the PI or Co-PI on grants from NSF, NIH, AHA and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. In 2010, he was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.