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Anthony J. Bellezza PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering (2002)

    Tulane University (LA)

  • MS, Biomedical Engineering (1999)

    Tulane University (LA)

  • BSE, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Economics (1994)

    Duke University (NC)

  • ENGR 111 Engineering Techniques

  • ENGR 223 Electric Circuits Laboratory

  • ME 303 Mechanical Measurements I

  • ME 323 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies

  • ME 354 Numerical Methods

  • ME 453 Engineering Vibrations

My current research is focused on developing a hand-held system to non-invasively measure intracranial pressure, which is critical in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury and hydrocephalus. My additional research interests include studying the mechanical properties of the eye, especially in response to changes in intraocular pressure. My research experience includes studies that quantify the biomechanical properties of the optic nerve head in glaucoma, the design of imaging systems to produce three-dimensional reconstructions of the optic nerve head, and the use of materials testing systems to characterize the viscoelastic properties of soft tissue. My research also addresses issues involving medical device design and failure as well as human injury biomechanics.

Selected Awards

  • Global Glaucoma Award: Best basic science paper in glaucoma worldwide, Assoc of Intl Glaucoma Soc (2004)

  • New York Academy of Medicine's Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize - Most significant scholarly article on glaucoma (2007)

  • Principal Investigator for three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants

Selected Publications

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,398,861: "Methods and Devices for Assessing Intracranial Pressure."

  • U.S. Patent No. 9,078,612, "Devices and Methods for Noninvasive Measurement of Intracranial Pressure."

  • Bellezza AJ, Rintalan CJ, Thompson HW, Downs JC, Hart RT, Burgoyne CF. Anterior scleral canal geometry in pressurized (IOP 10) and non-pressurized (IOP 0) normal monkey eyes. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2003; 87:124-131.