Stevens Institute of Technology
United States of America
Dr. Ritter received his BChE degree from the City College of New York, and his MS and PhD degrees in ChE from the University of Rochester. Before returning for his PhD degree he had over 10 years of industrial experience in the aerospace industry for the US Navy and United Aircraft in solid rocket propellant development and as a development engineer for the Mixing Equipment Company and the DuPont Co. His first academic appointment was at Stevens Institute of Technology in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering where he did research on solar energy storage and conversion and optimal control of chemical processes. He taught courses in transport phenomena and process control. While at Stevens he met Francis Chinard, MD from UMD-New Jersey Medical School (presently, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School) and started collaborative research in pulmonary transport and metabolism in-vivo. This led to a full time position in Dr. Chinard’s lab in the department of Medicine at NJMS. After a few years he was recruited to the department of Physiology where he spent the next 20 years teaching Cardiovascular and Respiratory physiology, statistics for the life sciences and physical chemistry to Medical, Dental and Graduate students. His research areas were microcirculatory and cardio-respiratory physiology. He was course director of the medical physiology course for 5 years before returning to Stevens to start the Biomedical Engineering program. He still maintains an adjunct appointment at NJMS. He was the PI or Co-PI on grants from NSF, NIH, AHA and New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology. Dr. Ritter has mentored 11 PhD students in Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and over 40 Masters students in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Warren Wells'42 Biorobotics lab and the co-director of the Motion Capture lab in BME. He is the co-author of over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and numerous abstracts and presentations at local, national and international conferences. He is the primary author of a recent undergraduate textbook in Biomedical Engineering. His current research interests are in Systems Physiology, Rotary Protein Motors, The Failing heart, Brain-Computer interfaces and design of Musculo-skeletal exoskelaton devices for lower limb prosthetics.
Mathematical Modeling of Physiological Systems, The Failing Heart, Pulsatile Flow in Distensible Vessels, Rotary Protein Motors, Biorobotics, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Design of musculo-skeletal exoskelatins.
Chaudhry HR, Bukiet B, Siegel M, Findley T, Ritter AB, et al. (1999) Adaptation of Passive Rat Left Ventricle in Diastolic Dysfunction. Journal of theoretical biology 201: 37-46.