Dr. Sachse received an MS in computer science in 1992, and a PhD in electrical engineering in 1997, his


with teaching license for Biomedical Engineering in 2002 from the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany. He has worked at the University of Utah as a Research Associate Professor at the Nora Eccles Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute from many years and has held an adjunct appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. His research group applies microscopic imaging and computational approaches to gain insights into the structure and function of cardiac tissue, their cells and protein constituents (pictured above is an example of his group’s work). His areas of research span heart failure, cardiac resynchronization therapy, and intraoperative confocal microscopy.

He has received several awards for his work from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany and had a visiting fellowship at the Isaac Newton Institute For Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, England. “Frank was heavily recruited throughout Europe” says Patrick A. Tresco, department chair, “we feel very fortunate to have him join our faculty, which strengthens our long-standing ties to the Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute and the University of Utah Medical Center.”

Dr. Sachse has taught classes in biomedical engineering, modelling and simulation of the cardiovascular system, and biomedical imaging at universities in Germany, Finland, Spain and throughout the USA and will strengthen our graduate offerings in his area of expertise.