David A. Rubenstein
David A. Rubenstein is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He has most recently served as the Graduate Program Director for Biomedical Engineering (2016-2021), where he principally focused on redeveloping and modernizing the Biomedical Engineering graduate curriculum with a core focus on developing pathways that would promote student career and professional development in the biological sciences. Dr. Rubenstein’s research focuses on the mechanisms associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases, the interactions of cardiovascular risk factors, the convergence of innate immunity and coagulation and the development of novel fabrication techniques, materials or scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications.
Dr. Rubenstein has published approximately 50 peer-reviewed publications in these fields, with nearly 100 conference presentations. He is also the lead co-author (with Dr. W. Yin and Dr. M. D. Frame) on the first textbook geared to training undergraduate students in the field of biofluid mechanics ( Biofluid Mechanics: An Introduction to Biofluid Mechanics, Macrocirculation and Microcirculation 3 rd Edition ; Elsevier, 2021). He has also contributed to the widely popular Heat and Mass Transfer Engineering: Fundamentals and Applications textbook (McGraw Hill, 2020). Research that Dr. Rubenstein has contributed to has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American Heart Association, generating more than $6 million. Dr. Rubenstein also serves on many grant, manuscript and textbook review panels for various international agencies.
David Rubenstein was born and raised on Long Island, receiving a BE, MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Stony Brook University. He spent 6 years as an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University, before returning to Stony Brook University in 2013. Woodworking, biking and tinkering with anything and everything mechanical help to keep him grounded outside of academia.