The Penn State Artificial Organs Team

The Team

U.S. Trials
European Trials

Clinical Trials
Heart Home Page

William Joseph Weiss, Ph.D.

William Joseph Weiss is associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and co- director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

A part of the team that worked on the pre-clinical development of the Arrow LionHeart , Weiss' research primarily relates to the design, testing, and manufacturing of implantable circulatory support devices, especially the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).

Weiss received his A.A. in electronics engineering technology from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1979. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1985, M.S. in bioengineering in 1988 the same year he began his career at Penn State - and Ph.D. in bioengineering in 1995, all from Penn State. He received a patent in 1998 for an artificial heart with sensorless motor and since then has been awarded patents on various other technologies, including wireless energy transmission systems.

He has written numerous book chapters, journal articles and paper presentations.

|Contact us: for information on Penn State Research
A'ndrea Messer for problems with this web site.

Penn State - Making Life Better.