Aaron M Kyle

Biomedical Engineering

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Aaron M Kyle Profile Photo
Aaron M Kyle Profile Photo


Aaron M. Kyle focuses on enhancing undergraduate education while teaching First Year Design, Senior Design and Bioinstrumentation.  Dr. Kyle aspires to create new courses that will provide robust design experiences for undergraduates between their first and final years of study. He is also devising methods and researching the efficacy of  intentionally addressing DEI issues in design projects and engineering education.


In 2014, Dr. Kyle created and launched the HYPOTHEKids (Hk) Maker Lab, an NIH-funded set of programs focused on introducing underprivileged and underrepresented minority high school students in New York City to engineering design and biomedical research.  As a result of this program, over 160 high school students have learned and applied a bio-engineering design process. The program has propelled students to biomedical laboratory and biotechnology industry internships and the pursuit of STEM majors.  He also guided NYC teachers in the development of engineering design-centric courses for middle and high school students. These courses are currently being taught in seven (7) NYC high schools, impacting over 1000 students. With his move to Duke, Dr. Kyle will work to replicate these efforts for students and teachers in Durham, NC, and surrounding communities.

rnDr. Kyle received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in '02 and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University in '07. After conducting postdoctoral research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, he joined the faculty in BME at Columbia University in 2010 where he proudly served as a Senior Lecturer for twelve years. He moved on to the faculty at Duke University in 2022. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and delivered the Diversity Award Lecture at the 2020 BMES Annual Meeting


  • Ph.D. Purdue University, 2007


  • Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Courses Taught

  • EGR 101L: Engineering Design and Communication
  • BME 474L: Medical Device Design II
  • BME 473L: Medical Device Design I
  • BME 354L: Introduction to Medical Instrumentation