Chris Geiger, Ph.D.

Chris Geiger, Ph.D.

1275 Center Drive,
Biomedical Sciences Building J293,
Gainesville, FL 32610

T: (352) 273-9338
F: (352) 273-9221

Instructional Associate Professor

Senior Design and engineering education


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2003
M.S., Biomedical Engineering Northwestern University, 1999
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1996

Research Summary:

Dr. Geiger earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2003, studying under the guidance of Dr. Matt Glucksberg and Dr. Chris Waters. His doctoral research demonstrated his early dedication to advancing our understanding of critical biomedical phenomena. His academic journey also includes a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, both from Northwestern University.

As one of the founding faculty members of the Bioengineering program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Geiger has played an instrumental role in its growth and development. Having witnessed the continued growth and success of the UF BME program over the past 15 years, Geiger is excited to contribute to the further growth and excellence of the department’s undergraduate curriculum. He views his appointment as a natural progression of his career, aligning perfectly with his skills and passions. Dr. Geiger’s extensive experience as a faculty member at FGCU includes the development of the initial Bioengineering curriculum and the teaching of various engineering courses.

Over the past 15+ years, he has nurtured a diverse range of students, bringing expertise in areas such as engineering design, cellular and tissue engineering, and engineering fundamentals.

In his new capacity, Geiger will spearhead the Senior Design Program, a pivotal initiative that empowers students to devise solutions to real-world challenges. This role will equip them with a robust foundation in intellectual property, engineering economics, federal regulations, reimbursement principles, and business planning, positioning them for success in a dynamic engineering landscape.

Honors and Awards:

  • FGCU Team Service Award, 2014
  • FGCU Junior Faculty Scholarship Award, 2010

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