Curriculum vitae paul Harvey King, Ph. D., P. E

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Paul Harvey King, Ph.D., P.E.
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Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University 6012 Sherwood Drive

2201 West End Ave, Station B 1631 Nashville, TN 37215-5733

Nashville TN 37235-1631

(615) 322-2201 (615) 370-8188 home

FAX (615) 343-7919 (615) 440-0848 cell
Date of Birth: September 4, 1941

Place of Birth: Ft. Wayne, IN

Citizenship: United States

Licensure: No. 9070, Tennessee, granted May 12, 1973


Ph.D. 1968

Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Dissertation Title: A Study of Engineering Optimization of Hemodialysis

M. S. 1965

Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio

Thesis Title: Numerical Analysis and Data Processing in Metabolism Research.

B. S. 1963

Engineering Science, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio



Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. (“Lecturer” status on faculty until 12/2011)

Design class and seminar instruction.


9/1972 – 9/2008

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University,

Teaching of BME and ME courses, research

9/1987 - 7/2002

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University,

Development of computer research and support structure.

2/73 - 6/81

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine

Research in Bone healing technologies.

1968 - 1972

Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University (Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering)

Instruction in ME, EE, and BME areas, research.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE ( *Initiated course )

2008 - date

Professor Emeritus

Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems*

Senior Design Seminar*

1972 - 2008

Associate Professor
ES101 Current Topics in Rehabilitation Engineering *

Technology and Medicine (BME 110)*

Biomedical Instrumentation (BME 270)*

Thermodynamics (ME 220a,b)

Sophomore and Junior Dynamic Systems (BME 150)

Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation (BME 312)*

Biological Control Systems (BME 311D)*

Senior Design (BME 272, BME272-273)*

Senior Design Seminar (BME297)*

ES101 Module on EKG Capture and Analysis*

Graduate Design Course (BME373)*

ES101 Module on Engineering Entrepreneurship

1968 - 1972

Assistant Professor

Junior Dynamics Systems Course (ME 258)

Junior Thermodynamics (ME 220a,b, + EE statistical thermo.)

Sophomore Mechanical Systems Course (ME 150)

Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering Course (BME 250)*

Instrumentation (ME 171)

Thermodynamics Lab (ME 220a,b)

Kinetics and Dynamics of Machinery (ME 200)

Senior Research and Graduate Research

Introduction to engineering

1965 - 1968

Teaching Fellow, Vanderbilt University

Junior Thermodynamics (ME 220a,b)

Sophomore Instrumentation Lab (ME 171)

Freshman Statics (ES 141)

1963 - 1965

Graduate Assistant, Case Institute of Technology

Sophomore Dynamics Systems Course


1991 - 1996

Director of the Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University

1975 - 1976

Chairman, Biomedical Engineering Department, Vanderbilt University

1972 - 1975

Program Director, Biomedical Engineering Program, Vanderbilt


1971 - 1972

Acting Chairman, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University


2007 – 2010

NSF RAPD grant for senior design projects

1999 – 2006

Content, taxonomy, and teaching of Biomedical Engineering Design under NSF ERC Grant #EEC-9876363

1999 – 2005

Department of Clinical Pharmacology, analysis of mouse EKG

1981 - 2002

Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Computerized Monitoring Systems, Capnography, Evoked Potential Monitoring, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Network Applications, Patient Database Development

1978 - 1984

Oak Ridge Associated Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Medical and Health Sciences Division, Radiopharmaceutical Development Group: Target analysis and development; Gamma camera interfacing; Image Analysis

1966 - 1981

Nuclear Medicine Department, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Computer Analysis of Scan Data and Multicomponent Mixtures, Scanning System Development.

1971 - 1990

Vanderbilt University Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Vectorcardiography Research. NASA and VA sponsorship.

1969 - 1978

Vanderbilt University Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee, Dynamics of Bone Healing, Gait Analysis.

1968 - 1969

Multitest Screening Laboratory, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. Vectorcardiography Programming, Achilles Reflex Studies

1966 - 1969

Kidney Dialysis Unit, Veterans Administration Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee. Optimal Artificial Kidney Dynamics

1962 - 1965

Highland View Hospital, Metabolic Ward, Cleveland, Ohio. Reduction and Analysis of Metabolic Data

1962 - 1962

Bell Aerosystems Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Accelerometer Research and Design

1961 - 1962

Case Institute of Technology, Accelerometer Research assistant


2002 - present

ABET Biomedical Engineering program evaluator (12 regular and several mock visit to date (2014)) (Mock visits to Florida Gulf Coast University, U. Cal. Riverside, Florida International University, Gannon University, NC A&T, reading only: GWU,) NCAAA visit 2014 to King Saud University (May 1-9.)

2001 - present

Editorial Advisory Board, The International Journal of Engineering Education

2001 - 2008

International Review Board, (a web magazine)


National Safety Council Institute for Safety through Design Committee member

6/2002 – 7/2004

National Safety Council Safety through Design Committee member

1987 - present

IEEE-EMB Book Review Editor, EMB Magazine, now (2010 on) Pulse Magazine

2004 - 2005

IASTED Technical Committee on Biomedical Engineering Communications

2007 - 2008

Workshop attendee, Prevention through Design conference and planning session(s)

1990 - 1997

Editorial Board, International Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing



ASEE: New Engineering Educator Delegate, 1970-1971, Member-at-large, BME, Division, 2001-2004. Secretary/Treasurer 2004 – 2008, Life Member 2008, Theo C Pilkington Outstanding Educator Award Winner, 2011.

BMES-IDEA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering Service award, 2011

IEEE: member since 1987, senior member 1990, Life Senior Member 2015.

BMES: Senior Member, elected Fellow January 2005. Emeritus fellow Nov. 2010.
Past Memberships & Awards:
AAMI ~ 1980 - 2005

Sigma Xi ~ 1968 - 2008
International Anesthesia Research Society
~ 1988 - 2000

USASBE 2002-2004

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation ~ 1990-2000

Society for Computers in Anesthesia - Vice President, 1994 - 1996

American Men and Women of Science (General [1973, 1994] and Medical Sciences [1975] editions)

Skylab Award, 1975

Skylab Achievement Award, 1975

Group Achievement Award, Skylab Medical Team, 1975

Directory of International Biography, 1976

Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1979, 1994

Who's Who in Technology Today, 1980

Who's Who in Technology, 1995

Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology

Who's Who in American Education 1992-1993, 1996-1997, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Who's Who in Engineering 1990, 1994

Who’s Who in America Science and Engineering 5th edition 1999

Who's Who in America 1995

International Who’s Who in Medicine 1995

Who’s Who in the World, 1995-1996, 2006, 2007

Who’s Who in Finance and Business, 35th edition, 2006-2007

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009

Who’s Who in America, 2006 publication, 2007 (61st) edition, 2008
American Men and Women of Science, 2007, 2010
"Multi-crystal Tomography" Patent No. 3,591,806, July 6, 1971, with Dr. A. B. Brill, Mr. James Patton, Mr. Jon Erickson. Assigned to the U.S.A.E.C. July 6, 1971.
“Personal Hygiene Apparatus”, serial number 60/934,363, filed 6/13/2007. Patentees: Jennifer Young, Kristin Duncan, Andrew Carroll, Nina Connell, Mark Richter, Paul H. King


"The In Vivo Measurement of Femoral Fracture Repair, A Study of Three Instrumentation Approaches." William E. Barkman, M.S., 1970.

"The Frequency Domain Deconvolution of Spatially Variant and Invariant Radionuclide Images." John Gerth, M.S., 1971.

"The Design of an Image Digitization System." Peter Richardson, M.S., 1972.

"Engineering Design of Capillary Tube Membrane Blood Oxygenators." Thomas H. Barfield, Jr., M.S., 1975

"Semi-Automated Chromosome Analysis System." Donald Pelster, M.S., 1976.

"Design Development, and Testing of a Mechanical Model of the Leg." Peter Robinson, M.S., 1977.

"The Design, Construction, and Preliminary Testing of a Mutually Orthogonal Coincident Focal Point Tomographic Brain Scanner." David Pickens, M.S., 1977.

"Development and Application of an Optoelectronic Data Acquisition System for Two-Dimensional Study of Human Motion." Spears McAllester, M.S., 1979.

"A Quantitative Analysis of Fetal Heart Rate Variability," Michael O. Hofmann, M.S., 1984.

"Computerized Monitoring of the Surgical Patient," Thomas L. Back, M.S., 1986.

"The Capnogram Analyzer: A Real-Time Expert System," Wanqun Bao, M.S., 1987.

"Computer Control of Intravenous Drug Delivery During Anesthesia," Cheryl Dunkleberger, M.S., May 1988.
"Knowledge Based Flash Evoked Potential Monitoring And Recording System", Jian Xu, M.S., Aug. 1991
GRADUATE STUDENT MASTERS THESES (Advisor/First reader only, continued)
"Development of Two Methods of Desflurane Vaporization for Anesthesia", William W. Motley, III, M.S., August 1993.
"Expert System vs Neural Network-Based Monitoring of the Circle-Breathing Circuit", Duane L. Patterson, M.S., December 1993.
"Computer Assisted Phonatory Function Analysis for Improving Clinical Testing Efficiency", Nimesh Patel, M.S., May 1994.
"Analysis of Lung Sounds Using Neural Networks", Michael S. Doyle, M.S., May 1994.
"Models of Airway Mechanics in Normal and Atelectatic Lungs: A Less-Invasive Approach”, Joshua L. Yarbrough, M.S., May 1995.
“An Integrated Hardware/Software Platform for the Measurement and Treatment of Phonatory Disability in Parkinson’s Patients”, John Joseph Gallagher, MS, May 1997.
“Representation and Classification of Breath Sounds Recorded in an Intensive Care Setting Using Neural Networks”, Lemuel Russell Waitman, MS, May 1998.
“Computerized Refinement of Information Management: Anesthesia Preoperative Evaluation”, Michael Shane Jones, M.S., December 2002.
“Development of an Electronic Medical Record System for the Vanderbilt Pain Clinic”, Paul Clayton, M.S., December 2002.
“A Web-based Protocol Document Management System (PDMS) for the Vanderbilt General Clinical Research Center”, Michelle L. Miller, M.S., August 2003.
“Human Factors Engineering Assessment of Medical Emergency Departments”, Scott Levin , MS, 2004.

24 MS theses supervised

"Signal and Noise Considerations in Mass Spectroscopy." Don Pelster, Ph.D., 1980.
"Digital Tomography with a Single Photon Emission Focal Plane Scanner," David R. Pickens, III, Ph.D., 1981.
"Three Dimensional Reconstruction with Divergent Ray Geometry Applied to Nuclear Medicine Imaging," Jianseng (“Jason”) Zheng, Ph.D., 1986.
"The Design and Development of a Knowledge-based Ventilatory and Respiratory Monitoring System", Aiping Jiang, Ph.D., Dec. 1991.
“A Combined Artificial Intelligence Approach to Anesthesia-Related Operating Room Safety Monitoring”, Duane L. Patterson, Ph.D., May 1997.
“Knowledge Discovery with Medical Databases: A Case-Based Reasoning Approach”, Yuh-Show Tsai, Ph.D. Dissertation, August 1998.
"Scoring Pain Drawings for use in a Spine Service Automated Triage System", Neal W. Sanders, Ph.D. Dissertation, May 2000.
"Knowledge Discovery in Perioperative Databases Using Bootstrapped Rule Induction", Lemuel Russell Waitman, Ph.D. Dissertation, December 2001.

8 PhD Dissertations supervised

“The Design of an Infant Monitor from an Industrial Perspective”, Brian Cox and Asif Lala, M.E., December 2001.
“A Novel, Zero-Contact Device for Breath Monitoring by Emission and Detection of Infrared Light”, Ross Fuller, M.E., May 2003
“Wound Monitoring System”, Master of Engineering Design project for Lynne Falk, Matt Moore, and Viral Patel, May 2004
“Rotating patient bed for 3-D Mammography”, Adam Karpinski and Nichole Serago: ME design project, December 2004.
4 ME Design projects supervised, involving 8 design students.


Biomedical Engineering Committee


Medical Physics and Engineering Committee


Student Recruitment Committee


ASEE New Engineering Educator Delegates Committee

& 1989-1995

Master of Engineering Committee


Animal Care Committee


Academic Council

& 1991-1992
& 2004-2008

Graduate Faculty Delegate Assembly


Traffic Committee


Research Committee (Anesthesiology)


Engineering Safety Committee


Engineering Library Committee, director search 2005


Honor Council


ABET Committee (Department and School)


Honor Council Advisory Committee (University)

2010-2011 School of Engineering Senior Design Committee


Ford Motor Company : Levapad Simulation

1970 - 1971

Naval Aerospace Medical Institute: Digital Analysis of Electrocardiograms

1970 - 1990

Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital: Instrumentation for Measurement of Healing Bone Characteristics, Vectorcardiography Research


Brookhaven National Laboratories, Chemistry Department - Image Reconstruction

1979 - 1989

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Cyclotron target design and image reconstruction

1980 - date

Miscellaneous fire and accident investigations, product safety, product failure

1993 - 1998

Miscellaneous computer support issues

1995 - present

Medical Product and Procedure & Liability cases

Books Published

  1. King, Paul H., and Fries, Richard C. Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems, Marcel Dekker Press, New York, 2002, ISBN 0-8247-0889-X. Currently part of Taylor & Francis Group. Published 2003. Korean translation of the first edition, 2008.

  2. King, Paul H., and Fries, Richard C. Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems Second Edition published by CRC Press in 2008, ISBN 978-1-4200-6179-6.

  3. King, Paul H., Fries, Richard C., Johnson, Arthur T. Design of Biomedical Devices and Systems Third Edition, CRC Press, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4665-6913-3.

Peer Reviewed Publications and Book Chapters
Linden, O., Baker, W., Greenway, R., King, P., Piazza, J. and Reswick, R. "Metabolic Rhythms of the Quadriplegic Patient," Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, January 1965, pp. 79-88, Vol. 46, No. 1-A.
Sollberger, A., Apple, H., Greenway, R., King, P., Lindan, O. and Reswick, J. "Automation in Biological Rhythm Research with Special Reference to Studies on Homo," from The Cellular Aspects of Biorhythms, Symposium on Rhythmic Research, Wiesbaden, Germany, August, 1965. Published by Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1967, pp. 184-198.
King, P.H., Baker, W.R., Ginn, H.E. and Frost, A.B. "Computer Optimization of Hemodialysis." Published in International Journal of Bio-Medical Computing, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1970, pp. 253-264.

Patton, J.A., Brill, A.B. and King, P.H. "Transverse-Section Brain Scanning with Multicrystal Cylindrical Imaging Device,” Tomographic Imaging in Nuclear Medicine, Gerald Freeman, Editor, SNM, Inc., New York, pp. 28-43, 1973. (Book Chapter).

Connolly, J.F. and King, P.H. "Closed Reduction and Immediate Cast-Brace, Ambulation of Femoral Fractures, Part 1: An In Vivo Quantitative Analysis of Immobilization in Skeletal Traction and a Cast-Brace," Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 55-A(8), pp. 1559-1580, December 1973.

Smith, R.F., Stanton, K.C. and King, P.H. "Applications of the Frank Lead System in Clinical and Aerospace Medical Research," Biomedical Electrode Technology, Academic Press, 1974, pp. 387-404. (Book chapter.)

Smith, R.F., King, P.H., Stanton, K., Stoop, D. and Brown, D. "Quantitative Electrocardiography during Extended Spaceflight. The First Skylab Mission," Astronautica Acta 2(1-2) pp. 89-102, 1975.
Smith, R.F., Stanton, K., Stoop, D., Janusz, W. and King, P.H. "Quantitative Electrocardiography During Extended Spaceflight: The Second Skylab Mission," Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 47:353-359, 1976.
Johns, O.T., Shiavi, R., Griffin, P. and King, P. "Foot and Shoe Cover for Foot-Fall Pattern Measurements," Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 17:094-096, 1979.
Orth, D.N., Besser, G.M., King, P.H. and Nicholson, W.E. "Free-Running Circadian Plasma Cortisol Rhythm in a Blind Human Subject," Clinical Endocrinology, 10 (6) pp. 603-617, 1979.

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