Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Courtesy Appointment, Biomedical Engineering

Yoed Rabin

Source: College of Engineering


5000 Forbes Avenue
Scaife Hall 321
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: 412-268-2204

Fax: 412-268-2204




Professor Rabin has a broad range of research interests in area of energy modalities in biology and medicine, including cryopreservation (preservation of tissues at very low temperatures), cryosurgery (the controlled destruction of undesired tissues, such as cancerous tumors, by freezing), hyperthermia (the destruction of tissue at elevated temperatures), and heat and mass transfer in biological systems.

Research activity at the Biothermal Technology Laboratory, which Prof. Rabin heads, integrates the development of sensors, instrumentation, surgical devices, measurement techniques, physical modeling, numerical techniques, computation tools, and thermal design. Key research projects at the Biothermal Technology Laboratory include:

Professor Rabin joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2000. Previously, Professor Rabin held academic positions at the Division of Surgical Oncology and the Department of Human Oncology at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences—affiliated with Hahnemann University Hospital (1994-1998), and at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology (1997-2000).

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B.Sc. 1989, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
M.Sc. 1991, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
D.Sc. 1994, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Selected Publications