David Quinn

Part Time Instructor

Biomedical & Chemical Engineering


  • B.S. Electrical Engineering and Applied Programming – Rochester Institute of Technology 2005

Research Interests:

  • Biologic / electric interfaces
  • Bio-instrumentation
  • Electrical properties of bio-materials
  • Bio-sensors
  • Physiologic sensors and actuators

Current Research:

Performing research in the area of the creation and characterization of conductive pathways in hydrogels. This work includes potential biologic sensors and actuators that can interface with cells and tissue. Researching the electrical signals that cells generate and those to which they react.


  • 2015 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Engineering Education – Syracuse University
  • 2014 Inventor Fellow – Welch Allyn Inc.

Selected Publications:

Wu, Y., Chen, Y. X., Yan, J., Quinn, D., Dong, P., Sawyer, S. W., & Soman, P. (2016). Fabrication of conductive gelatin methacrylate–polyaniline hydrogels. Acta biomaterialia, 33, 122-130.

Alpert, B. S., Quinn, D., & Gallick, D. (2014). Oscillometric blood pressure: a review for clinicians. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, 8(12), 930-938.

Friedman, B. A., Alpert, B. S., Osborn, D., Prisant, L. M., Quinn, D. E., & Seller, J. (2008). Assessment of the validation of blood pressure monitors: a statistical reappraisal. Blood pressure monitoring, 13(4), 187-191.