Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Faculty Profile
Buettner, Helen M.
Helen's Profile
Buettner, Helen M.
Professor; Associate Dean of Graduate Education & Research

Phone: 732-445-4500, ext. 6318

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1987

Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Nerve Growth and Regeneration, Cellular Engineering, Modeling of Biological Processes, Computer Graphics and Simulation, and Video Microscopy.
Teaching Areas
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Reactive Transport Phenomena, Process Engineering, and Tissue Engineering.
Memberships and Professional Service
Principal Investigator, NIH, "Role of Connective Tissue Geometry in Acupuncture," 2007-2009; Principal Investigator, Center for Military Biomaterials Research, "Biomaterials for Improved Peripheral Nerve Regeneration," 2006-2007; Co-PI, New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, "In Silico-In Vitro Optimization of Spinal Implant Migration," 2005-2007; Guest Co-Editor: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, Special Issue on Microsystems Technology in Medicine and Biology, 1999 and Biotechnology Progress, Special Issue on Microfabrication in Biology and Medicine, 1998; Board of Directors, Biomedical Engineering Society, 1995-1998.
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Whitaker Foundation Academic Leadership Program Participant, 2002; Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2001; Charles and Johanna Busch Biomedical Research Award 19982000, 20042006; FASIP Merit Award for Teaching, Research, and Service, Rutgers University, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2005, 2006; Hoechst Celanese Young Investigator, 19931994; NSF Research Initiation Award, 19921995; Henry Rutgers Research Fellow, 19901992; AT&T Bell Laboratories Graduate Research Program for Women, 19801987.