Jonathan C. Newell

Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Newell was an investigator for 20 years in the Trauma Research Center at the Albany Medical Center, conducting clinical research into the physiological consequences and complications of injury or trauma. He has investigated basic physiological regulation of the pulmonary circulation and gas exchange. He has been a reviewer of grants for research and training in Biomedical Engineering for the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, and other agencies. He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and a reviewer of manuscripts for that and many other journals. Since 1985, he has collaborated with several other faculty in developing Electrical Impedance Imaging systems. The focus of this work has been its application to breast cancer diagnosis. Present efforts are directed at continuous bedside monitoring of heart and lung function in the critically ill.


Ph.D. Physiology (Albany Medical College, 1974)
M.Eng. Electrical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1968)
B.E. Electrical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1965)

Select Works
  • An iterative Newton-Raphson method to solve the inverse complex conductivity problem. (1998)
  • Current patterns for electrical impedance tomography. (1995)
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography. (1999)
  • A reconstruction Algorithm for electrical impedance tomography data collected on rectangular electrode arrays. (1999)
  • Real-time three-dimensional electrical impedance imaging. (2000)
  • Phasic three-dimensional impedance imaging of cardiac activity. (2002)
  • Distinguishability of inhomogeneities using planar electrode arrays and different patterns of applied excitation. (2003)
  • Current source design for electrical impedance tomography. (2003)