James Grotberg, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor, Biomedical Engineering


2123 Carl A. Gerstacker Building
2200 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2099

Research Interests

Dr. Grotberg’s research group, the Biofluid Mechanics Research Laboratory, is dedicated to several aspects of respiratory and cardiovascular function, diseases, diagnostics, and therapies. Current and recent topics include lung airway dynamics in asthma and emphysema, surfactant and drug delivery to the lung of adults with cystic fibrosis as well as to prematurely born neonates, lung tissue interactions and damage from two-phase flow in airways, development of an artificial implantable lung as well as an artificial placenta. Members of the lab are engaged in both experimentation and mathematical theory, and we collaborate with clinical investigators.

Research Areas:

Artificial Organs, Biofluids, Biomechanics, Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Cardiovascular, Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Additional Title(s)

  • Professor, Surgery