Sally Shady (sshady)

Sally Shady

Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Department of Biomedical Engineering

McLean Hall 416
(201) 216-8196

General Information

Dr. Sally F. Shady has worked in industry for several years designing and developing medical devices. During her doctoral research at the University of Massachusetts, she investigated the synthesis and characterization of core shell nanospheres encapsulated with antibiotics that were implanted into a contact lens. She continued with post-doctoral research work at UMASS while teaching engineering courses. From 2013 to 2016, she joined Wentworth Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering department. She taught courses in medical device design, biomechanics and senior capstone. Her interests are in biomechanics, biomaterials and enhancing medical device design through teaching pedagogy.
Recently, she has taken interest in providing medical solutions in the pediatric medical device domain.

Professional Societies

  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member
  • ASEE – American Society of Engineering Education Member
  • BMEs – Biomedical Engineering Society Member
  • Society of Biomaterials Member

Selected Publications


  1. Shady, S. (2019). Adventures of Edna The Biomedical Engineer.
  2. Shady, S. (2017). Biomedical Engineering Technical Terms and Translation. Momentum Press.

Conference Proceeding

  1. Fiore, J.; Makepeace, S.; Khalil, M.; Shady, S. (2020). Usage of Foams to Reduce Noise Levels in NICU Incubators. American Society of Mechanical Engineers- IMECE.
  2. Shady, S. (2019). Multi-layered Hexagonal Scaffold For Long Bone Fractures. Hoboken: Biomedical Engineering Society.
  3. Bossart, A.; Shady, S.; Kalyon, D. (2019). Electrospun pullulan based nanofibers for medical applications. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium (vol. 40, pp. 565).
  4. Shady, S. (2018). Traditional, Active and Problem-Based Learning Methods Used To Improve an Undergraduate Biomechanics Course. Pittsburgh, PA: ASME- IMECE.
  5. Hickey, B.; Woo, S.; Shady, S. (2017). Modular prosthetic design for transtibial child amputees. ASME- International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.

Journal Article

  1. Shady, S. (2021). Approaches to Teaching a Biomaterials Laboratory Course Online . Journal of Online Engineering Education (1 ed., vol. 12). Hoboken.
  2. El-Sadi, H.; Bossart, A.; Shady, S.; Shady (2020). Rheological Properties of Pullulan and Aloe Vera Nanofiber Solutions. International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls (3 ed., vol. 5). Hoboken.
  3. Shady, S. (2018). Interactive Strategies Used to Teach an Online Medical Device Design Course. Journal of Online Engineering Education (2 ed., vol. 9).
  4. Shady, S.; Leahy, C.; Ellis, E.; McCarthy, S.; Gaines, P.; Crawford, K. (2013). Synthesis and Characterization of Pullulan-Polycaprolactone Core–Shell Nanospheres Encapsulated with Ciprofloxacin. Journal of biomedical nanotechnology (9 ed., vol. 9).
  5. Garhwal, R.; Shady, S.; Ellis, E.; Ellis, J.; Leahy, C.; Gaines, P. (2012). Sustained ocular delivery of ciprofloxacin using nanospheres and conventional contact lens materials. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science (3 ed., vol. 53).
  6. Leahy, C.; Ellis, E.; McCarthy, S.; Gaines, P.; Shady, S. (2010). Sustained Antibiotic Delivery From Nanospheres Within Contact Lens Hydrogels. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (13 ed., vol. 51).


BME 506- Biomechanics
BME 556- Advanced Biomechanics
BME 505- Biomaterials Laboratory