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Johnson, Arthur T.

Johnson, Arthur T.
Professor Emeritus
1429 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building
Phone: 
301-405-1184
Fax: 
301-314-9023
Lab Description

News About This Professor

Research Interests 

Bioengineering, instrumentation, transport processes, modeling, exercise physiology, respiratory stress.

Education 

  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1969

Teaching 

Professor Johnson has taught engineering design, transport processes, electronics, instrumentation, and bioengineering to students from the freshman to graduate student levels. His passion for his work in the classroom has earned him the Excellence in Teaching Materials Award in the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division from the American Society for Engineering Education; and the American Society for Engineering Education's Woody Everett Award.

Courses taught include:

  • BIOE 332 (formerly ENBE 454): Biological Process Engineering
  • BIOE 455: Basic Electronic Design
  • BIOE 484: Engineering in Biology
  • ENBE 601: Instrumentation Principles
  • ENBE 603: Transport Processes in Biological Systems

For related course materials, please visit Professor Johnson's web site

Background 

Arthur T. Johnson attended Cornell University for his undergraduate and graduate degrees. His Ph.D. was awarded in 1969, and he immediately began serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, eventually serving in Viet Nam at the rank of captain. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and Bronze Star Medal. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland in 1975, and was Professor from 1986 until 2009, when he became Professor Emeritus. He was cochairman of the committee to found the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) from 1988 to 1992, and served as the Executive Director of AIMBE in 2004. He has been President of the Alliance for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (1984-1988), Institute for Biological Engineering (1998), and International Society for Respiratory Protection (2004-2006). He was the Secretary of the Biomedical Engineering Society from 2004 to 2009. He has been on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (1995-1997). He is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (1992), Life Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (1996), Life Fellow of the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers (2002), Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (2005), Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2005), Fellow of the Institute for Biological Engineering (2009), and the Life Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2010). He is a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Alpha Epsilon. He has written three books: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology: Quantitative Modeling, Biological Process Engineering, and Biology for Engineers. His research interests are human performance wearing respiratory protective masks, respiratory mechanics and measurement, and transport processes. He has been most recently active in teaching electronic design, transport processes, and engineering in biology courses, and working to continue development of the Airflow Perturbation Device as a noninvasive measurement of respiratory resistance.

Honors and Awards 

  • Fellow, American Society for Agricultural Engineers
  • Fellow, American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Founding Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Fellow, Institute of Biological Engineering
  • Life Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Excellence in Teaching Materials Award, Biological and Agricultural Engineering Division, American Society for Engineering Education, 1992
  • Woody Everett Award, ASEE, 1986

Books and Chapters 

For more informaiton about these books, including tables of contents, errata, and addenda, please visit Professor Johnson's web site

Biology for Engineers. CRC Press, 2007

Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology, 2nd edition. CRC Press, 2007

Biological Process Engineering. Wiley, 1999

Selected Publications 

Professor Johnson maintains an extensive, career-spanning catalog of publication lists with abstracts, software, and essays. For a complete list, please visit his web site

 

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Students' inventions address needs ranging from home care to ICU. July 11, 2013

Capstone 2010: Devices for Diagnostics, Improved Treatments, and Personal Health
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Johnson Announces Retirement
Professor will continue research, teaching on campus. August 25, 2009

Capstone 2009: Devices for Doctors, Caregivers, Patients and Public Health
See projects from tomorrow's innovators. May 18, 2009

Johnson Elected IBE Fellow
Professor helped found Institute of Biological Engineering. April 3, 2009

BioE Senior Named Merrill Presidential Scholar
Awojoodu cites Johnson as a passionate mentor. July 3, 2008

2008 Capstone Projects Address Human Health, Environmental Concerns
Seniors present the final projects of their undergraduate career. May 21, 2008

Bioengineering at Maryland Day
Hands-on activities help visitors explore and learn. May 7, 2008

Johnson Honored By IBE
Professor receives Brahm and Sudha Verma Lifetime Visionary Award. March 21, 2008

BioE Freshmen Are Finalists in Bioethics Contest
Hung, Russ to present at March meeting of the IBE. January 11, 2008

Johnson to Publish New Textbook
Biology for Engineers takes new approach to classic subject. November 1, 2007

Fisher Edits Two Works on Tissue Engineering
Work includes conference compilation, biomedical engineering handbook. October 17, 2006