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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

Memberships

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

Teaching

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

Publications

  • Principal Publications (last five years):
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  • 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.

Patents

  • Partial List of Patents Issued, most recent:
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  • U.S. Patent 8,105,270, Hunter, I.W., "Measuring Properties of an Anatomical Body," January 31, 2012.
  • U.S. Patent 8,172,790, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., Taberner, A.J., Ball, N.B., “Needle-Free Injector Device with Autoloading Capability,”  May 8, 2012.
  • Canada Patent 2497815, Hunter, I.W., "Measuring Properties of an Anatomical Body," June 11, 2012.
  • U.S. Patent 8,246,582, Angel, A.B., Hunter, I.W., “Microneedle Transdermal Transport Device,” August 21, 2012.
  • Japan Patent 5113532, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., Taberner, A.J., and Ball, N.B., “Needle-free Transdermal Transport Device,” October 19, 2012.
  • U.S. Patent 8,328,755, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., Ball, N.B., “Controlled Needle-Free Transport,”  December 11, 2012.
  • U.S. Patent 8,362,660, Hunter, I.W., “Electric Generator,” January 29, 2013.
  • US Patent 8,398,583, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Hogan, N.C., “Method & Apparatus for Extraction of a Sample from a Sample Source,” March 19, 2013.
  • US Patent No. 8406889, Anquetil, P., Hunter, I.W.,  Llinas, R.R.,  Ruddy, B.P.,  "Conducting Polymer Nanowire Brain-Machine Interface Systems and Methods", March 26, 2013.
  • Canada Patent 2464483, Angel, A.B., Hunter, I.W., “Microneedle Transport Device,” April 2, 2013.
  • Japan Patent 5284962, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., Taberner, A.J., and Ball, N.B., “Needle-free Injector Device with Autoloading Capability,”  June 7, 2013.
  • U.S Patent 8,519,575,Hunter, I.W., “Linear Electric Machine with Linear-to-rotary Converter,” August 27, 2013.
  • US Patent 8,585,062,Hunter, I.W., “Tunable Pneumatic Suspension,”  November 19, 2013.
  • U.S. Patent 8,624,699, Hunter, I.W., Fofonoff, T., “Electric Coil and Method of Manufacture,” January 7, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,622,894, Banik, M.S., Boulais, D.R., Couvillon, Jr., L.A., Chin, A.C., Hunter, I.W., “Articulation Joint,” January 7, 2014.
  • US Patent No. 8653697, Hunter, I.W., "Inductive Coupling for an Electrical Storage System", February 18, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,740,958, Anderson, R.R., Hunter, I.W., Brenan, C.J.H., Lim, K.H., Sebern, E., "Apparatus and Method for Laser Treatment with Spectroscopic Feedback," June 3, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,740,838, Hemond, B.D., Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Wendell, D., Hogan. N.C., “Injection Methods Using a Servo-controlled Needle-free Injector,” June 3, 2014.
  • US Patent No. 8742633,Hunter, I.W., Fofonoff, T.A., "Rotary Drive with Linear Actuators Having Two Degrees of Linear Movements,"  June 3, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,754,371, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., Hemond, H.F., “Methods, Apparatus, and System for Mass Spectrometry,  June 17, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,758,271, Hunter, I.W., Chen, Y., “Nonlinear System Identification Techniques and Device for Discovering Dynamic and Static Tissue Properties, June 24, 2014.
  • US Patent 8,821,434, Hunter, I.W., Taberner, A.J., Hogan, N.C.,  “Delivery of a Solid Body and/or a Fluid Using Linear Lorentz-force Actuated Needle-free Jet Injection System,” September 2, 2014.
  • Japan Patent No. 5113532, Hunter, I.W., Hemond, B.D., Wendell, D.M., Hogan, N.C., Taberner, A.J.,  and Ball, N.J.,  "Needle-free Transdermal Transport Device," October 19, 2014.