To realize the specific purpose of ORBITlab, an interdisciplinary team consisting of faculty, staff, and students from Bioengineering, Business, Design, OTM, and Ophthalmology has been assembled. Each ORBITlab team member leverages years of design experience ranging from other UIC design initiatives to private industry. ORBITlab will use this vast expertise to create innovative ophthalmological solutions for you.
The ORBITlab faculty are stratified into four roles: Executive Directors (ED), Technical Directors (TD), Faculty Advisors (FA), and Technology Transfer Specialist (TTS). A list of team members, their role, and affiliated department are included below.
Dr. Mark Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Head, UIC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Illinois Lions/Charles I. Young Chair in Ocular Research
Director, Corneal Regenerative Medicine Laboratory
Associate Director, MSTP
Prof. Peter Pfanner, M.D.M.
Executive Director, UIC Innovation Center
Research Professor, UIC Dept. of Industrial Design
Research Professor, UIC Dept. of Urology
Dr. Yannek I. Leiderman, M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, UIC Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Dr. Anthony E Felder, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC Bioengineering
Prof. Charles Frisbee, M.B.A.
Lecturer, UIC Business
Assistant Director, MAD Lab
Dr. Cristian Luciano, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, UIC Dept. of Bioengineering
Prof. Kimberlee Wilkens, M.F.A.
Instructor, UIC Department of Industrial Design
Affiliate Faculty, UIC Department of Urology
Design Faculty, UR*lab/MAD Lab/ORBITlab
Research Associate II, UIC Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Biomedical Illustrator for Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Technology Transfer Specialist
Jonathan Gortat, M.B.A.
Senior Technology Manager, UIC Office of Technology Management
Undergraduate Student, UIC Dept. of Industrial Design
Matteo De Silvestri
Graduate Student, UIC Dept. of Bioengineering