Dr. Kunal Mitra
Florida Institute of Technology
TitleProfessor of Biomedical Engineering
FPC PositionBoard Member
Dr. Mitra is currently a tenured Professor of Biomedical Engineering with joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. He is also the Director of Laser, optics, and Instrumentation laboratory which he established at Florida Tech in 2000. He earned his BSME degree from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India in 1991. He then earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from NYU Polytechnic University in 1993 and 1996 respectively. Prior to joining Florida Institute of Technology in August 1997, he was working as a Postdoctoral Fellow for 10 months at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder under the National Research Council Research Associate Fellowship Program. Since joining Florida Tech Dr. Mitra initiated various research projects in the area of biomedical engineering, thermal sciences, and energy systems. He has published more than 150 papers in journals and conference proceedings. He also has secured 2 patents in biomedical imaging area. He has received substantial research funding from federal, state and private funding agencies. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and Senior Member of Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). He serves on the Research Strategy Committee of NASA-New Organ Alliance and Steering Committee of Regenerative Medicine Engineering Society. He is also Associate Editor of 4 journals. He has received university Faculty Excellence in Research in 2015 and Faculty Excellence in Service in 2013.