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Ian Hunter

Contact Info

room 3-154

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1974

    UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

    B.Sc.
  • 1975

    UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

    M.Sc.
  • 1980

    UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

    Ph.D.

Honors + Awards

  • 1981  Canadian Muscular Dystrophy Association Fellowship
  • 1984  Medical Research Council of Canada Scholarship
  • 1987  Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Scholarship
  • 1990  General Motors Fellowship            
  • 1990  Outstanding Young Canadian Biomedical Engineer of the Year Award                
  • 1991  Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Fellowship    
  • 1994  d’Arbeloff Scholar                
  • 1995  General Motors R&D Academic Research Fellow    
  • 1996  Hatsopoulos Professor (personal chair)        
  • 1999  Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering            
  • 2003  Honorary Professor, Bio-Engineering Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand    
  • 2004  Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education    
  • 2004  Amar Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching        
  • 2007  Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award
  • 2017  Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science    
  • Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers    
  • Biophysical Society                
  • American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • National Academy of Inventors

Teaching

  • Measurement and Instrumentation (2.671)
  • Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement (2.131)

Publications

  • Taberner A.J., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., “Real-time-feedback-controlled Needle-free Jet Injection Using Linear Lorentz-force Motors,” Journal of Medical Engineering Physics, 34:1228-1235, 2012.
  • Hemond, B., Hunter, I.W., Hughey, B.J., and Jones, L.A., “MICA: An Innovative Approach to Remote Data Acquisition,” IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, 15 (5),22-27, October 2012.
  • Chen, Y., and Hunter, I.W., “Stochastic System Identification of Skin Properties: Linear and Wiener Static Nonlinear Method,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 40(10): 2277-2291, 2012 [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10439-012-0580-x].
  • Sandford, E., Chen, Y., Hunter, I.W., Hillebrand, G., and Jones, L., ”Capturing Skin Properties from Dynamic Mechanical Analyses,” Journal of Skin Research and Technology, 19: e339–e348, 2013, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0846.2012.00649.x].
  • Chen, Y., and Hunter, I.W., “Nonlinear Stochastic System Identification of Skin Using Volterra Kernels,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, published on-line December 22, 2012, 41(4), 847-862, April 2013.
  • Williams, R., Hogan, N.C., Nielsen, P.M., Taberner, A.J., Hunter, I.W., “A Computational Model of a Controllable Needle-free Jet Injector, Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2012, San Diego, CA, August 28-September 1, 2012; 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346362: 2052-2055.
  • Liu, J., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., ”Intradermal Needle-free Powdered Drug Injection by a Helium-powered Device,” Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2012; San Diego, CA, August 28-September 1, 2012. 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346366: 2068-2071.
  • White, J., Chang, J., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., ”Development of a Lorentz-force Actuated Intravitreal Jet Injector,” Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2012, San Diego, CA, August 28-September 1, 2012; 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346098: 984-987.
  • Hogan, N.C., Talei-Franzesi, G., Abudayyeh, O., Taberner. A.J., Hunter, I.W., “Low-cost Flexible Polymer Arrays for Long-term Neuronal Culture,” Proceedings of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2012, San Diego, CA, August 28-September 1, 2012; 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346053: 803-806.
  • Ruddy, B.P., Hunter, I.W., “A Compact Direct-drive Linear Synchronous Motor with Muscle-like Performance,” Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013, pp. 1498-1503,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRA. 2013.6630769.
  • Chen, Y., Oliveira, J.M., and Hunter, I.W., “Two-Axis Bend Sensor Design, Kinematics and Control for a Continuum Robotic Endoscope,” Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013, pp. 696-702.
  • Spanbauer, A., Wahab, A., Hemond, B., Hunter, I., and Jones, L., “Measurement, Instrumentation, Control and Analysis (MICA): A Modular System of Wireless Sensors.  Proceedings of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Body Sensors Networks, Cambridge, MA, May, 2013, pp. 17-21.
  • Chang, J.H., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., Pillai, Priam, “Needle-free Interstitial Fluid Acquisition Using a Lorentz-force Actuated Jet Injector,” Proceedings of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC’13), Osaka, Japan, July 3-7, 2013, pp. 3491-3494.
  • Chang, J.H., Hogan, N.C.,  Hunter, I.W., "High Speed X-ray Imaging of  Needle-free Jet Injections," Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Beijing, China, April 29 - May 2, 2014.
  • Chen, Y., Liang, J., Hunter, I.W., “Modular Continuum Robotic Endoscope Design and Path Planning,”  Proceedings of 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong Kong, China, May 31-June 5, 2014, pp. 5393-5400.
  • Ruddy, B., Hunter, I.W., and Taberner, A.J., “Optimal Voice Coil Actuators for Needle-free Injection ,” Proceedings of the 36th Annual International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Chicago, IL, August 27-31, 2014.
  • Chang, J.H., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “A Needle-free Technique for Interstitial Fluid Sample Acquisition Using a Lorentz-force Actuated Jet Injector,” Journal of Controlled Release, 211:37-43, 2015, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2015.05.264).
  • Hogan, N.C., Taberner, A.J., Jones, L.A. and Hunter, I.W., “Needle-free Delivery of Macromolecules Through the Skin Using Controllable Jet Injectors,” Expert Opinion Drug Delivery, 12(10):1637-1648, 2015, (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1517/17425247.2015.1049531).
  • Mirvakili, S.M., Mirvakili, M.N., Englezos, P. Madden, J.D., and Hunter, I.W., “High Performance Supercapacitors from Niobium Nanowire Yarns,” Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7(25):13882-13888, 2015.
  • Williams, R.M.J., Ruddy, B.P., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., Nielsen, P.M.F., and Taberner, A.J., “Analysis of Moving-coil Actuator Jet Injectors for Viscous Fluids,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 63(6):1099-1106, 2015, (DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2015.2482967).
  • Modak, A.P., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “Adaptive Controller for a Needle-free Jet-Injector System,” 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milano, Italy, August 25-29, 2015, 7345-7349, (DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320088).
  • Hogan, N.C., Cloutier, A., and Hunter, I.W., “Jet Injection of a Monoclonal Antibody: A Preliminary Study,” “37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milano, Italy, August 25-29, 2015, 7336-7340, (DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320086).
  • Park, G., Modak, A., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “The Effect of Jet Shape on Jet Injection,” “37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milano, Italy, August 25-29, 2015, 7350-7353, (DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7320089).
  • Mirvakili, S.M., and Hunter, I.W., “Bending Artificial Muscle from Nylon Filaments,” Proceedings of SPIE Smart Structures, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVIII, Las Vegas, NV, March 20-24, 9798:97981L:1-7, 2016, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2225271).
  • Raynal, A., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “Design of a Debridement Device Using Impinging Jets,” Proceedings of ASME Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2016), Minneapolis, MN, April, 11-14, 2016. ASME Journal of Medical Devices, 10, 030938:1-2.
  • Chen, Y., and Hunter I.W., “Design of a Miniature Hyperspectral Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer For Endoscopy,” Proceedings of the Optical Society’s Imaging and Applied Optics (Imaging) Congress, Heidelberg, Germany, July 25-28, 2016, 1-3.
  • Parker, M.D., Jones, L.A., Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Nash, M.P., Nielsen, P.M., "Multidirectional In Vivo Characterization of Skin using Wiener Nonlinear Stochastic System Identification Techniques," Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 139:011004:1-11, 2017.
  • Mirvakili, S., and Hunter, I.W., “Multidirectional Artificial Muscles from Nylon,” Advanced Materials, 29: 1604734(1-7), 2017, (DOI:10.1002/adma.201604734).
  • Hogan, N.C., Anahtar, M., Taberner, A.J., and Hunter I.W., “Delivery of Immunoreactive Antigen Using A Controllable Needle-Free Jet Injector,” Journal of Controlled Release, 258:73-80, 2017, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.05.003).
  • Mirvakili, S.M., and Hunter, I.W., “Fast Torsional Artificial Muscles from NiTi Twisted Yarns,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9(19):16321–16326, 2017, (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b02335).
  • Mirvakili, S.M., and Hunter, I.W., “Vertically Aligned Niobium Nanowire Arrays for Fast Charging Supercapacitors,” Advanced Materials, 29:1700671:1-6, 2017, (DOI: 10.1002/adma.201700671).
  • Mirvakili, S., and Hunter, I.W., “A Torsional Artificial Muscle from Twisted Nitinol Microwire,” Proceedings of SPIE 10163, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), Portland, OR, 2017 (DOI: 10.1117/12.2261712).
  • Zhang, A., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “Needle-free small-volume Liquid Injection System Powered by a Rotary Actuator,” 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Seogwipo, Korea, July 11-15, 2017, 292-295.
  • Liu, J.H., Hogan, N.C., and Hunter, I.W., “Ampoule and Nozzle Development for Needle-Free Injections,” Proceedings of the 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Seogwipo, Korea, July 11-15, 2017, 304-308.
  • Mckeage, J.W., Brennan, K., Park , G., Hogan, N.C., Hunter, I.W., Ruddy, B., Nielsen, P., and Taberner, A.J., “High Speed X-ray Analysis of Liquid Delivery during Jet Injection,” Proceedings of 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), Seogwipo, Korea, July 11-15, 2017, 296-299.
  • Johnston, C., Nielsen, P.F., Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., “Vapor Pressure Thermometry at Room Temperature,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Turin, 2017, pp. 1-5.
  • Mirvakili, S. M., and Hunter, I.W., “Artificial Muscles: Mechanisms, Applications, and Challenges,” Advanced Materials, 33:1704407:1-28, 2018, (DOI:10.1002/adma.201704407).
  • Jeon, I., Park, G. H., Wang, P., Li, J., Hunter, I. W., and Swager, T. M., “Dynamic Fluid‐Like Graphene with Ultralow Frictional Molecular Bearing,” Advanced Materials, 31(43):1903195:1-7, 2019.

Patents

  • Partial List of Patents Issued, most recent:
  • US Patent 8,992,466, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., and Ball, N.B., “Controlled Needle-free Transport,” March 31, 2015.
  • US Patent 9,048,029, Hunter, I.W., and Paster, E.T., “Flexible Conducting Polymer Energy Storage Device,” June 2, 2015.
  • US Patent 9,075,011, Inman, S.W., and Hunter, I.W., “Irregular Excitation of Optical Sensors,” July 7, 2015.
  • US Patent 9,125,990, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., and Hogan, N.C., “Bi-directional Motion of a Lorentz-force Actuated Needle-free Injector (NFI), September 8, 2015.
  • US Patent 9,129,743, Hunter, I.W., and Lafontaine, S.R., Distributed Architecture for Uni-directional and Bi-directional Power Transfer in an Electrical Storage System,” September 8, 2015.
  • US Patent 9,231,462, Hunter, I.W., Lafontaine, S.R., and Fofonoff, T.A., “Minimization of Torque Ripple,” January 5, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,265,461, Hunter, I.W., Chen, Y., Jones, L.A., and Hogan, N.C., “Identification Techniques and Device for Testing the Efficacy of Beauty Care Products and Cosmetics,” February 23, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,306,252, Kristoff, G., Lafontaine, S.R., and Hunter, I.W., “Dynamic Pressure Control in a Battery Assembly,” April 5, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,312,117, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., and Hemond, H.F., “Methods, Apparatus, and System for Mass Spectrometry,” April 12, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,308,326, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., and Ball, N.B., “Controlled Needle-Free Transport,” April 12, 2016.
  • US patent 9,333,060, Hunter, I.W., “Plaque Removal and Differentiation of Tooth and Gum,” May 10, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,397,516, Hunter, I.W., and Lafontaine, R., “Apparatus and Method for Rapidly Charging Batteries,” July 19, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,486,589, Hunter, I.W., and Modak, A., "Automated Method for Simultaneous Bubble Detection and Expulsion", November 8, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,517,030, Hunter, I.W., and Chen, Y., “Nonlinear System Identification Techniques and Devices for Discovering Dynamic and Static Tissue Properties,” December 13, 2016.
  • US Patent 9,588,087, Hunter, I.W., and Paster, E.T., “Continuous Measurement Chromatography and Method of Continuous Stochastic Perturbation Chromatography,” March 7, 2017.
  • US Patent 9,681,798 Hunter, I.W., and Chen, Y., “Design and Mathematical Methods for a Fast Miniature Hyperspectral Imaging Transform Spectrometer,” June 20, 2017.
  • US Patent 9,728,843, Hunter, I.W., Montemayor, L., Paster, E.T., Pillai, P., and Ruddy, B.P., “Conformable Antenna Using Conducting Polymers,” August 8, 2017.
  • US 9,724.473, Demas, P.N., Hunter, I.W., Nawrot, M.T., Hemond, B., “Multi-Directional Low-Displacement Force Sensor,” August 8, 2017.
  • US Patent 9,735,000, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., and Hemond, H.F., “Methods, Apparatus, and System for Mass Spectrometry,” August 15, 2017.
  • US Patent 9,789,256, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., and Hogan, N.C., “Bi-Directional Motion of a Lorentz-Force Actuated Needle-Free Injector,” October 17, 2017.
  • US Patent 9,865,404, Mirvakili, S.M., and Hunter, I.W. “High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Metal Nanowire Yarns,” January 9, 2018.
  • US Patent 9,987,037, Hunter, I.W., Hogan, N.C., and Brown, A., “Debridement Apparatus Using Linear Lorentz-force Motors,” June 5, 2018.
  • US Patent 10,008,339, Mirvakili, S.M., and Hunter, I.W., "High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Metal Nanowire Yarns", June 26, 2018.
  • US Patent 10,134,501, Hunter, I.W., Montemayor, L., Paster, E.T., and Pillai, P., “Interconnection Between Conducting Polymer Materials,” Nov 20, 2018.
  • US Patent 10,159,793, Kojic, N., Hunter-Jones, B., and Hunter, I.W., “Nozzle for use in an Ultra-High Velocity Injection Device,” Dec 25, 2018.
  • US patent 10,195,113, Hunter, I.W., Modak, A.P., and Hogan, N.C., “Adaptor for Removal of Fluid from Vial Using a Needle-free Syringe,” Feb 5, 2019.
  • US Patent 10,444,007, Hunter, I.W., and Mazumdar Chen, Y., “Systems, Apparatus, and Methods For Spectral Imaging,” October 15, 2019.
  • US Patent 10,485, 928, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., and Hogan, N.C., “Bi-Directional Motion of a Lorentz-Force Actuated Needle-Free Injector (NFI),” November 26, 2019.