John Denis Enderle
John D. Enderle, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut, received the B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in biomedical engineering, and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, in 1975, 1977, 1980, and 1978, respectively. After completing his Ph.D. studies, he was a senior staff member at PAR Technology Corporation, Rome, New York, from 1979 to 1981. From 1981-1994, Enderle was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Coordinator for Biomedical Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Enderle joined the National Science Foundation as Program Director for Biomedical Engineering & Research Aiding Persons with Disabilities Program from January 1994-June 1995. In January 1995, he joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut (UConn) as Professor and Head of the Electrical & Systems Engineering Department. In June 1997, he became the Director for the Biomedical Engineering Program at UConn.
Dr. Enderle is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), former Editor-in-Chief of the EMB Magazine, the 2004 EMBS Service Award Recipient, Past-President of the IEEE-Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), EMBS Conference Chair for the 22 nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS and World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in 2000, a past EMBS Vice-President for Publications & Technical Activities and Vice-President for Member and Student Activities, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a former ABET Program Evaluator for Bioengineering Programs and member of the Engineering Accreditation Commission, a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and Biomedical Engineering Division Chair for 2005, and an Inaugural Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Enderle was elected as a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2003. He is also a Teaching Fellow at the University of Connecticut since 1998.
Enderle is also involved with research to aid persons with disabilities. He is Editor of the NSF Book Series on NSF Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons with Disabilities, published annually since 1989. These books described almost 2,000 projects that have been constructed and given to persons with disabilities throughout the United States (see website http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu).
Enderle is also an author of the book Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, published by Academic Press in 2000 (first edition), 2005 (second edition) and 2011 (third edition). He is also the Biomedical Engineering Book Series Editor for Morgan and Claypool Publishers.
Enderle’s current research interest involves characterizing the neurosensory control of the human visual and auditory system. The specific objectives of this research are to investigate and to ultimately produce a model that will predict the head and eye movement responses to any combination of visual, auditory, and vestibular inputs in a changing environment. Since the models developed are driven by subsystems, modeled mathematically and parameterized by experimental data, one can observe phenomenon down to the molecular level as well as the system level to observe performance. The linear muscle model developed by Enderle and Coworkers is the first model to have the static and dynamic characteristics of muscle.