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educator , Biomedical engineer

Thomas Raymond Harris, American Biomedical engineer, educator. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute grantee; National Science Foundation grantee; Martha Washington Straus-Harry H. Straus Foundation grantee; Barbara Ingalls Shook Foundation grantee.


Harris, Thomas Raymond was born on February 19, 1937 in San Angelo, Texas, United States. Son of Loyd Franklin and Rubye (Mitchell) Harris.


Bachelor of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1958. Master of Science, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Tulane University, 1964.

Doctor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, 1974.


Design engineer, Standard Oil Corporation California, 1958-1960; member of faculty, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 1964; professor biomedical engineering and chemical engineering, Vanderbilt University, since 1976; associate professor medicine, Vanderbilt University School Medicine, 1980-1985; professor medicine, Vanderbilt University School Medicine, since 1985; director biomedical engineering program, Vanderbilt University School Engineering, 1977-1988; chair department biomedical engineering, Vanderbilt University School Engineering, since 1988. Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles in field. Member editorial boards professional journals.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts. Share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


Served as Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1958-1959. Member American Physiological Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, American Heart Association (science councils), biomedical Engineering Society (president 1985-1986), Society Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Microcirculatory Society.


Married Alene Blythe Hawes. Children: Calvin Thomas, Andrew Mitchell.

Loyd Franklin Harris

Rubye (Mitchell) Harris

Alene Blythe Hawes

Andrew Mitchell Harris

Calvin Thomas Harris