Dr. Glucksberg is one of the five founding members of the Northwestern Global Health Foundation, and is also Professor and Chair of Northwestern University Biomedical Engineering Department. His technical expertise is in tissue mechanics, microcirculation, and optical instrumentation. His laboratory has developed image-based instrumentation to measure pressure and flow in the circulation of the eye, instruments to measure the response of pulmonary alveolar epithelial cells to their immediate mechanical environment, and is currently involved in developing minimally invasive optical biosensors for monitoring glucose, lactate and other measures of metabolic function. As department chair and co-instructor in the capstone senior design course and the Cape Town study abroad program, he considers the Center for Innovation in Global Healthcare Technologies and the associated international education/research programs to be a priority for BME and for Northwestern University.
Dr. Glucksberg is a member of the College of Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, a member of the Governing Board of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and recently concluded a term as Chair of the Council of Chairs of Biomedical Engineering Programs.