Research Interests

  • Drug Delivery
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Wound Healing

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ENGR 4171

Senior Design Project I for Industrial and Systems Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4172

Senior Design Project I for Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4173

Senior Design Project I for Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4174

Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4175

Senior Design Project I for Civil Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4176

Senior Design Project I for Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4177

Senior Design Project I for Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4296

Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

ENGR 4996

Honors Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

BIOE 2001

Frontiers in Bioengineering

Undergraduate

BIOE 3102

BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials

Undergraduate

BIOE 3302

Drug Delivery

Undergraduate

BIOE 3401

Biodesign - Testing and Validation

Undergraduate

BIOE 3511

Interactions of Biomaterials with Living Tissues

Undergraduate

BIOE 5500

Special Topics: Drug Delivery

Graduate

BIOE 5999

Research Experience in Bioengineering

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A. & Har-el, Y. (2021). Virtual Biomaterials Lab During COVID-19 Pandemic. Biomedical Engineering Education, 1(2), pp. 353-358. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s43683-020-00045-6

  • Phelan, M.A., Guha, A., Harrison, B.K., Moukarzel, G., Tetteh, A.A., Har-El, Y.E., & Ochia, R. (2020). WIP: Design thinking concepts in undergraduate engineering capstone projects. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Timnak, A., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Dong, K., Har-El, Y.E., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). Gradient porous fibrous scaffolds: A novel approach to improving cell penetration in electrospun scaffolds. Biomedical Materials (Bristol), 13(6). doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/aadbbe

  • Senel-Ayaz, H.G., Har-El, Y.E., Ayaz, H., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). Textile technologies for 3D scaffold engineering. In Functional 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Materials, Technologies, and Applications (pp. 175-201). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100979-6.00008-2

  • Senel-Ayaz, H.G., Har-El, Y., Ayaz, H., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). 8 Textile technologies for 3D scaffold engineering. In Functional 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds (pp. 175-201). doi: 10.1016/b978-0-08-100979-6.00008-2

  • Timnak, A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2017). Macrophage Infiltration into Macro-porous Electrospun Scaffolds Initiates a Reparative Inflammatory Response. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, 23, pp. S41-S41. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Kamrava, B., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Amin, M., Har-El, Y.E., & Roehm, P.C. (2017). Preliminary Model for the Design of a Custom Middle Ear Prosthesis.

  • Hindin, D., Baharlou, S.M., Gerstenhaber, J., Lo, T.Y., Har-El, Y., Bradley, J.P., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Electrospun soy protein scaffolds enhance skin regeneration in a rat wound model. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN COLLEGE of SURGEONS, 221(4), pp. E117-E118. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.08.213

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Electrospinning of Personalized Scaffolds for Wound Healing by Robotic Electrospinner. Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting.

  • Har-el, Y., Gerstanhaber, J.A., Baharlou, S.M., Lo, T.Y., Hindin, D., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Bioactive Alimentary Protein-Based Scaffolds (APS) Enhance Wound Healing. PA BIO Life Sciences Future Event.

  • Har-el, Y., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Baharlou, S.M., Lo, T.Y., Hindin, D., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Bioactive Alimentary Protein-Based Scaffolds (APS) Enhance Wound Healing. BIO International Convention.

  • Mata, M., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Airbrushing of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering. The 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Frohberg, M.E., Ayaz, H., Perets, A., Uttayarat, P., Gerstenhaber, J., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Diverse biomedical applications of electrospun scaffolds. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Gerstenhaber, J., Har-El, Y.E., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Robotic electrospinner for quality control and online modification. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Frohberg, M.E., Ayaz, H., Perets, A., Uttayarat, P., Gerstenhaber, J., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Diverse biomedical applications of electrospun scaffolds. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for ÿ¿ÿ¯ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ½ the Future.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J., Baharlou, S.M., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Alimentary 'green' proteins for skin wound healing. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for ÿ¿ÿ¯ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ½ the Future.

  • Gerstenhaber, J., Har-El, Y.E., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Robotic electrospinner for quality control and online modification. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for ÿ¿ÿ¯ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ¿ÿ½ the Future.

  • Har-el, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Electrospun soy protein scaffolds as wound dressings: Enhanced reepithelialization in a porcine model of wound healing. Wound Medicine, 5, pp. 9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.wndm.2014.04.007

  • Har-El, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J., Baharlou, S.M., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Alimentary 'green' proteins for skin wound healing. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Lin, L., Perets, A., Har-el, Y.E., Varma, D., Li, M., Lazarovici, P., Woerdeman, D.L., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Alimentary 'green' proteins as electrospun scaffolds for skin regenerative engineering. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 7(12), pp. 994-1008. doi: 10.1002/term.1493

  • Har-el, Y., Brodsky, R., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Electrospun protein scaffolds improve healing in a pig full thickness skin excision wound model. TERMIS.

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A., Thompson, P., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Delta-style robot for electrospinning from rapid prototyped Parts. TERMIS.

  • Baharlou, S.M., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Controlling electrospun fiber alignment and deposition by using a programmable oscillating auxiliary electrode. TERMIS.

  • Liu, G., Moake, M., Har-El, Y.E., Long, C.M., Chan, K., Cardona, A., Jamil, M., Walczak, P., Gilad, A.A., Sgouros, G., Zijl, P.V., Bulte, J., & McMahon, M.T. (2012). In vivo multicolor molecular MR imaging using diamagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer liposomes. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 67(4), pp. 1106-1113. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23100

  • Liu, G., Har-el, Y.E., Long, C., Gilad, A., Zhang, J., Sgouros, G., Bulte, J., Zijl, P.v., & McMahon, M.T. (2009). CMR2009: 11.01:In vivodetection of DIACEST contrast agent labeled liposomes using MRI. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 4(6), pp. 294-294. Wiley. doi: 10.1002/cmmi.354

  • Har-El, Y.E., Sgouros, G., & Morgan, R.H. (2008). Targeted radionuclide therapy of metastatic ovarian cancer. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

  • Zhao, J.M., Har-el, Y.E., McMahon, M.T., Zhou, J., Sherry, A.D., Sgouros, G., Bulte, J., & Zijl, P.V. (2008). Size-induced enhancement of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) contrast in liposomes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130(15), pp. 5178-5184. doi: 10.1021/ja710159q

  • Har-El, Y.E. & Kato, Y. (2007). Intracellular delivery of nanocarriers for cancer therapy. Current Nanoscience, 3(4), pp. 329-338. doi: 10.2174/157341307782418612

  • Har-El, Y.E., Zanten, J.H.V., & Hanes, J. (2005). Stability of high density Pei/Vegf DNA nanocomplexes in physiological fluids. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, p. 14304.

  • Har-el, Y., Fiegel, a.J., Dawson, M., Hanes, J., & Suh, J. (2003). Gene Delivery to the Lung. In Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences. CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9780203912898.ch16

  • Fu, J., Krauland, E., Har-el, Y.E., & Hanes, J. (2002). New degradable cationic polyesters for nonviral gene delivery. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 1, pp. 551-552.

  • Zanten, J.H.V., Har-El, Y., & Hanes, J. (2002). Optimization of PEI/VEGF DNA polyplexes for potenital delivery from tissue engineering scaffolds. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 1, pp. 563-564.

  • Phelan, M., Guha, A., Harrison, B., Moukarzel, G., Tetteh, A., Har-el, Y., & Ochia, R. Design-thinking Concepts in Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Projects. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings. 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access: ASEE Conferences. doi: 10.18260/1-2--34399