Newton de Faria

Professor of Practice, Director of the Masters of Engineering Program
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering


Dr. Newton de Faria is Director of the Masters of Engineering Program at the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. His focus is to modulate the infrastructure, resources, and practical training necessary for the formation of professional biomedical engineers as well as to facilitate the placement of these professionals within the many branches of the healthcare industry.

Before Cornell, Dr. de Faria spent two decades at National Instruments fulfilling the mission of “equipping engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery.” He has consulted with a broad range of industries, clinical, and academic institutions. In the last decade he has concentrated on medical technologies.

As an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, he taught Biomedical Instrumentation (BME 6500) as well as advised BME undergrad capstone design projects.

Dr. de Faria studies medical and pharmaceutical technology trends and global market dynamics to identify current needs for engineering skills in these and related industries. He uses insight gained from this study to develop educational tools and processes to prepare biomedical engineers as professionals ready to apply their skills to industry. He is also interested in the research and development of hardware and software core engines for the implementation of high performance heterogeneous cyber-physical systems with applications in:

  • Multi-modal medical imaging for diagnose and therapy
  • Human-machine interface based automation and control of anthropomorphic mechanisms
  • Healthcare diagnostics

Research Interests

Teaching Interests

Innovation and Design of Biomedical Technologies (BME 5500); Design Project (BME 5910); Performance of Design Project (BME 5920); Bioengineering Seminar (BME 5010).


  • B.S. (Electrical Engineering), Universidade de Brasilia, 1986
  • M.S. (Electrical Engineering), Universidade de Brasilia, 1990
  • Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering), The University of Texas at Austin, 1998