Dr. James Keszenheimer

Dr. James Keszenheimer

Title: Professor of Engineering Practice
Dept/Program: Department of Biomedical Engineering
Office: ASEC 373B (Lab ASEC 379)
Phone: 330-972-6653
Email: jkeszenheimer@uakron.edu


Dr. Keszenheimer joined the Biomedical Engineering Department in 2014. Dr. Keszenheimer began his career researching lasers and fiber optic instruments before transitioning his interests to the commercialization of technology. He has over 30+ years of technology and business development experience and is a leading expert in photonics. He has worked at several government-funded labs including NASA, AVCO-TEXTRON, MIT Lincoln Lab, and Draper Lab. Dr. Keszenheimer is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of Sigma Pi Sigma Engineering Honor Society.


Medical device design and development, lasers and photonic sensors


  • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Myers University 2008
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering/Electro-Optics, Tufts University 1992
  • B.S./M.S. in Physics, John Carroll University 1984/1985


Biomedical Engineering Design, Biophysical Measurements, Design of Medical Devices