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About Jeffrey S. Burmeister

Dr. Burmeister is Director of Bioengineering and Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department.   He received B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Delaware and a Ph.D. from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering.  He joined the University of the Pacific in 2002 following a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship at The University of Georgia.  Dr. Burmeister also has industrial experience both as a mechanical engineer and a biomedical engineer.  His interests focus on biomaterials and engineering education.  In his free time he enjoys hiking, skiing and snowboarding.


2006 Present Visiting Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University ‐ Whiting School of Engineering
2002 Present Associate Professor and Director of Bioengineering Program, University of the Pacific School of Engineering and Computer Science
20002002 Temporary Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
19962000 Gore-Tex/Skin Technologist, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
19901995 Research Assistant, Duke University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • W. Francis Lindell Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award
  • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) National Scholarship
  • University of Delaware Undergraduate Research Scholarship
  • University of Delaware Academic Incentive Scholarship


  • Senior Project
  • Biomaterials
  • Introduction to Bioengineering
  • Material Science – Properties and Measurements
  • Machine Design
  • Engineering Mechanics I (Statics)


1995 Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
1988 B.S., Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

Contact Information

Office: Anderson Hall 104
Phone: 209.946.2470


Articles (10)

Journal articles written by Dr. Jeff Burmeister.

Presentations (15)

Conference Proceedings, Presentations, Lectures, and Posters given by Dr. Jeff Burmeister.