Khaled Adjerid

Professor of Practice

School of Science & Engineering


622 Lindy Boggs Center
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

BMEN 3030/6030: Anatomy and Physiology for Biomedical Engineers
BMEN 3035/6035: Anatomy and Physiology Lab for Biomedical Engineers
BMEN 4900: Art of the Professional Engineer
BMEN 4912: Research and Professional Experience II

BMEN 3075/6075: Quantitative Physiology Lab
BMEN 4902: Research and Professional Experience I
BMEN 6970: TRIZ - Theory of Creative Problem Solving

ENGP 1410: Engineering Mechanics: Statics
BMEN 1005: Introduction to Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Biomechanics

Education & Affiliations

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, B.S. Mechanical Engineering;
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, M.S. Automotive Engineering;
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics;
Northeast Ohio Medical University, NIH Post-doctoral Research Fellow


Dr. Adjerid’s background is in fluids, materials, and biomechanics. He has an interest in biomedical device design, bioinspiration, and biomimetics centering around fluid control and fluid flow characterization. In his most recent work, Dr. Adjerid is investigating the role of sensory stimulation on the control of swallowing in preterm infants. His work aims to identify and alleviate issues associated with neurological deficits in fragile populations. Previously he studied fluid structure interactions in other natural systems as inspiration for novel biomaterials and devices. 

Honors and Awards

Dysphagia Research Society Meeting - Best Poster (2021)                
American Microscopical Society Buchsbaum Imaging Award (2019)
Virginia Tech Graduate Dean’s Global Perspectives Program fellow (2018)
Liivui Librescu Memorial fellowship, Virginia Tech (2017)
Iota Delta Rho Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (2014)         
Davenport Leadership Scholarship Fellow, Virginia Tech (2012)


Professional  Experience

General Electric Transportation, Erie, PA,  Locomotive Repair and Monitoring Engineer;
Owens Corning Science and Technology, Granville, OH, Glass Manufacturing Technology Engineer