Primary Faculty

  • Shani Ross

    Assistant Professor and Associate Chair, Bioengineering, Volgenau  

    Shani Ross received her bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Howard University in Washington, DC in 2004 and her master's and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with a bioelectrical concentration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, in 2006 and 2013, respectively. Her current research involves studying bladder neurophysiology and working on a closed-loop neuroprosthesis for bladder control. In general, Ross’ research interests are in the areas of neural engineering and neuromodulation.
  • Siddhartha Sikdar

    Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau


    Siddhartha Sikdar is currently a professor in the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University. He is the Director of the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions (CASBBI). This transdisciplinary center includes faculty with expertise in engineering, neuroscience and rehabilitation. The vision for CASBBI is to improve the function and quality of life of individuals living with physical and psychosocial disability through research on mechanisms and modulation of complex adaptive systems underlying human movement and behavior.
  • Remi Veneziano

    Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau

    Rémi Veneziano joined the Department of Bioengineering in the fall of 2018. Veneziano is currently focusing his research on designing and synthesizing new composite nanomaterials, combining structured 3D DNA nanoparticles with proteins, and lipids. His lab is using these constructs to investigate fundamental questions about the role of biomacromolecules nanoscale organization in cell membrane interaction events.
  • Qi Wei

    Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Volgenau  

    Qi Wei leads the Biomechanics lab at the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. The lab’s research focuses on developing and applying computational models to study disorders of the oculomotor system and the musculoskeletal system. Using an advanced biomechanical model of the ocular motor plant, the lab examines the coordination of extra-ocular muscles as well as the biomechanics of strabismus.