Research Interests

  • Drug Delivery
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Wound Healing

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ENGR 4171

Senior Design Project I for Industrial and Systems Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4172

Senior Design Project I for Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4173

Senior Design Project I for Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4174

Senior Design Project I for Bioengineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4175

Senior Design Project I for Civil Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4176

Senior Design Project I for Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4177

Senior Design Project I for Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 4296

Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

ENGR 4996

Honors Senior Design Project II

Undergraduate

BIOE 2001

Frontiers in Bioengineering

Undergraduate

BIOE 3102

Biomaterials Lab

Undergraduate

BIOE 3102

BioE Lab #2 - Biomaterials

Undergraduate

BIOE 3302

Drug Delivery

Undergraduate

BIOE 3401

Biodesign - Testing and Validation

Undergraduate

BIOE 3511

Interactions of Biomaterials with Living Tissues

Undergraduate

BIOE 5500

Special Topics: Drug Delivery

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A. & Har-El, Y. (2021). Virtual Biomaterials Lab During COVID-19 Pandemic. Biomed Eng Educ, 1(2), pp. 353-358. Switzerland. doi: 10.1007/s43683-020-00045-6

  • Phelan, M.A., Guha, A., Harrison, B.K., Moukarzel, G., Tetteh, A.A., Har-El, Y.E., & Ochia, R. (2020). WIP: Design thinking concepts in undergraduate engineering capstone projects. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Phelan, M., Guha, A., Harrison, B., Moukarzel, G., Tetteh, A., Har-el, Y., & Ochia, R. (2020). Design-thinking Concepts in Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Projects. doi: 10.18260/1-2--34399

  • Timnak, A., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Dong, K., Har-El, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). Gradient porous fibrous scaffolds: a novel approach to improving cell penetration in electrospun scaffolds. Biomed Mater, 13(6), p. 065010. England. doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/aadbbe

  • Senel-Ayaz, H.G., Har-El, Y.E., Ayaz, H., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). Textile technologies for 3D scaffold engineering. In Functional 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds: Materials, Technologies, and Applications (pp. 175-201). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-100979-6.00008-2

  • Senel-Ayaz, H.G., Har-El, Y., Ayaz, H., & Lelkes, P.I. (2018). 8 Textile technologies for 3D scaffold engineering. In Functional 3D Tissue Engineering Scaffolds (pp. 175-201). doi: 10.1016/b978-0-08-100979-6.00008-2

  • Timnak, A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2017). Macrophage Infiltration into Macro-porous Electrospun Scaffolds Initiates a Reparative Inflammatory Response. TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A, 23, pp. S41-S41. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Kamrava, B., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Amin, M., Har-El, Y., & Roehm, P.C. (2017). Preliminary Model for the Design of a Custom Middle Ear Prosthesis. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Hindin, D., Baharlou, S.M., Gerstenhaber, J., Lo, T.Y., Har-El, Y., Bradley, J.P., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Electrospun soy protein scaffolds enhance skin regeneration in a rat wound model. JOURNAL of the AMERICAN COLLEGE of SURGEONS, 221(4), pp. E117-E118. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.08.213

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Electrospinning of Personalized Scaffolds for Wound Healing by Robotic Electrospinner. Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting.

  • Har-el, Y., Gerstanhaber, J.A., Baharlou, S.M., Lo, T.Y., Hindin, D., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Bioactive Alimentary Protein-Based Scaffolds (APS) Enhance Wound Healing. PA BIO Life Sciences Future Event.

  • Har-el, Y., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Baharlou, S.M., Lo, T.Y., Hindin, D., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2015). Bioactive Alimentary Protein-Based Scaffolds (APS) Enhance Wound Healing. BIO International Convention.

  • Mata, M., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Airbrushing of 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering. The 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J., Baharlou, S.M., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Alimentary 'green' proteins for skin wound healing. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Frohberg, M.E., Ayaz, H., Perets, A., Uttayarat, P., Gerstenhaber, J., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Diverse biomedical applications of electrospun scaffolds. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Gerstenhaber, J., Har-El, Y.E., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Robotic electrospinner for quality control and online modification. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for the Future.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Frohberg, M.E., Ayaz, H., Perets, A., Uttayarat, P., Gerstenhaber, J., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Diverse biomedical applications of electrospun scaffolds. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for � the Future.

  • Har-El, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J., Baharlou, S.M., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Alimentary 'green' proteins for skin wound healing. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for � the Future.

  • Gerstenhaber, J., Har-El, Y.E., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Robotic electrospinner for quality control and online modification. Fiber Society 2014 Fall Meeting and Technical Conference: Fibers for � the Future.

  • Har-el, Y.E., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Brodsky, R., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Electrospun soy protein scaffolds as wound dressings: Enhanced reepithelialization in a porcine model of wound healing. Wound Medicine, 5, pp. 9-15. doi: 10.1016/j.wndm.2014.04.007

  • Lin, L., Perets, A., Har-el, Y., Varma, D., Li, M., Lazarovici, P., Woerdeman, D.L., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Alimentary 'green' proteins as electrospun scaffolds for skin regenerative engineering. J Tissue Eng Regen Med, 7(12), pp. 994-1008. England. doi: 10.1002/term.1493

  • Har-el, Y., Brodsky, R., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Huneke, R.B., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Electrospun protein scaffolds improve healing in a pig full thickness skin excision wound model. TERMIS.

  • Gerstenhaber, J.A., Thompson, P., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Delta-style robot for electrospinning from rapid prototyped Parts. TERMIS.

  • Baharlou, S.M., Gerstenhaber, J.A., Har-el, Y., & Lelkes, P.I. (2013). Controlling electrospun fiber alignment and deposition by using a programmable oscillating auxiliary electrode. TERMIS.

  • Liu, G., Moake, M., Har-el, Y., Long, C.M., Chan, K.W.Y., Cardona, A., Jamil, M., Walczak, P., Gilad, A.A., Sgouros, G., Zijl, P.C.M.v., Bulte, J.W.M., & McMahon, M.T. (2012). In vivo multicolor molecular MR imaging using diamagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer liposomes. Magn Reson Med, 67(4), pp. 1106-1113. United States. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23100

  • Liu, G., Har‐el, Y.E., Long, C., Gilad, A., Zhang, J., Sgouros, G., Bulte, J., Zijl, P.v., & McMahon, M.T. (2009). CMR2009: 11.01: In vivo detection of DIACEST contrast agent labeled liposomes using MRI. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 4(6), pp. 294-294. doi: 10.1002/cmmi.354

  • Har-El, Y.E., Sgouros, G., & Morgan, R.H. (2008). Targeted radionuclide therapy of metastatic ovarian cancer. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings.

  • Zhao, J.M., Har-el, Y., McMahon, M.T., Zhou, J., Sherry, A.D., Sgouros, G., Bulte, J.W.M., & Zijl, P.C.M.v. (2008). Size-induced enhancement of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) contrast in liposomes. J Am Chem Soc, 130(15), pp. 5178-5184. United States. doi: 10.1021/ja710159q

  • Har-El, Y.E. & Kato, Y. (2007). Intracellular delivery of nanocarriers for cancer therapy. Current Nanoscience, 3(4), pp. 329-338. doi: 10.2174/157341307782418612

  • Har-El, Y.E., Zanten, J.H.V., & Hanes, J. (2005). Stability of high density Pei/Vegf DNA nanocomplexes in physiological fluids. AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, p. 14304.

  • Har-el, Y., Fiegel, a.J., Dawson, M., Hanes, J., & Suh, J. (2003). Gene Delivery to the Lung. In Pharmaceutical Inhalation Aerosol Technology, Second Edition, 20035622. doi: 10.1201/9780203912898.ch16

  • Fu, J., Krauland, E., Har-el, Y.E., & Hanes, J. (2002). New degradable cationic polyesters for nonviral gene delivery. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 1, pp. 551-552.

  • Zanten, J.H.V., Har-El, Y., & Hanes, J. (2002). Optimization of PEI/VEGF DNA polyplexes for potenital delivery from tissue engineering scaffolds. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 1, pp. 563-564.