Duncan J. Maitland


Associate Department Head

Holder of the Stewart & Stevenson Professorship I

Maitland, D.

Office: 5057 ETB
Phone: 979.458.3471
Email: djmaitland@tamu.edu

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Dr. Duncan J. Maitland is the Stewart & Stevenson Professor I in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Maitland’s research focuses on novel treatments of cardiovascular disease with a focus on stroke. His research projects include endovascular interventional devices, microactuators, optical therapeutic devices and basic device-body interactions/physics including computational and experimental techniques. He is commercializing vascular embolic devices through a company that he founded, Shape Memory Therapeutics, Inc.

The Biomedical Device Laboratory at Texas A&M, headed by Maitland, develops a number of interventional devices including those based on SMPs. Research and development efforts include device fabrication, characterization, computational modeling, biocompatibility and functional in vivo studies.



  • Postdoctoral, Computational Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
  • M.S., Physics, Cleveland State University
  • B.E.E., Electrical Engineering, Cleveland State University