Dieter Haemmerich is Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC, USA), with adjunct appointment in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University (Clemson, SC, USA). He received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Univ. Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI, USA), and his M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology (Vienna, Austria). Dr. Haemmerich is past President (2012-13) of the Society for Thermal Medicine (STM), Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), and Co-Organizer of the IEEE EMBS International Summer School on Computer Modeling in Medicine (2017, 2019).
His current research interests include image-guided drug delivery and image-guided therapies, with specific focus on integrating computational modeling with experimental studies to guide the engineering of better of drug delivery systems. He has co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, 6 book chapters, and holds 8 patents. Two of the patents have been licensed by Medtronic, with a commercial device available and clinically used since 2004. Dr. Haemmerich has served as journal reviewer for over 80 scientific journals, is on the Editorial Board of 9 journals, and is Section Editor for the International Journal of Hyperthermia and Thermal Therapies. He is co-founder and past President of the start-up company Medical Engineering Innovations Inc., which commercializes surgical devices for cancer treatment.