Delphine Dean, PhD

Clemson University


Dr. Delphine Dean is the Gregg-Graniteville Associate Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2005 and started her faculty position at Clemson in January 2007. Her lab leads a wide range of studies focused on understanding mechanics and interactions of biological systems across length scales. Her expertise is in nano- to micro-scale characterization of biological tissues including experimental techniques such as atomic force microscopy and mathematical modeling such as finite element analysis. In addition, to the basic science work in the lab, Dr. Dean works on several applied translational design based projects. She is the recipient of the 2011 Phil and Mary Bradley Award for Mentoring in Creative Inquiry for her work in mentoring undergraduates at Clemson, where she currently mentors 12 undergraduate creative inquiry research and design teams. These student teams work on a variety of projects from developing mathematical models to predict of cell growth and migration to developing medical technology and devices for the developing world.