Robert S. Keynton

Bioengineering Chair

Speed School of Engineering

Robert S. Keynton, Ph.D. is director of the bioengineering program at the UofL.  His area of expertise is development of biomedical micro-electromechanical systems (BioMEMS) and cardiovascular mechanics, the development of micro Total Analysis Systems (uTAS), experimental and computational microfluidics, acoustic transducer design and fabrication, and experimental fluid mechanics.

Dr. Keynton received his B.S. in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of Akron.  He has served on the UofL faculty since 1999 and led the creation of the Speed School of Engineering bioengineering department and its associated curriculum.   He was nominated in 2003 for the Speed School Alumni Scholar for Research Award and the UofL Trustees Award.