The Catholic University of America


Gregory P. Behrmann, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
202-319-6179 phone
202-319-4287 fax

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, 2009

M.M.E., Johns Hopkins University, 1992

B.S.M.E., Drexel University, 1989



Greg Behrmann joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as a clinical assistant professor in August 2012. He has over 20 years of industrial experience in optical engineering, micro-fabrication, and medical device manufacturing. He has held senior engineering positions at the Army Research Laboratory and Corvis Corporation. He was a co-founder and Vice President of EM Photonics, Inc. and Chief Technology Officer of Potomac Photonics, Inc. In addition to his experience in industry, Dr. Behrmann was an award-winning technology education teacher at Friendship Collegiate Academy, a Washington, DC public charter school located in Ward 7.

Dr. Behrmann received the Charles H. Kaman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Engineering in both 2013 and 2014.  He is the Technical Director  of the Engineering New Frontiers Summer Camp and Academic Advisor to the Biomedical Engineering Class of 2017.


Representative Publications

G.P. Behrmann, J. Hidler, M.S. Mirotznik, “Fiber optic micro sensor for the measurement of tendon forces,” BioMedical Engineering OnLine, 11:77 (2012).

 Z. Lu, C.A. Schuetz, S. Shi, C. Chen, G.P. Behrmann, D.W. Prather, “Experimental demonstration of self-collimation in low index contrast photonic crystals in the millimeterwave regime,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.53,pp.1362-1368 (2005).

E.G. Johnson, J. D. Brasher, D. Gregory, P. Erbach, M. Duignan, G. Behrmann, S. H. Lee, W. Daschner, P. Long, “Optical Recognition of Phase Encrypted Biometrics,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 37, No.1, pp. 18-26 (1998).

G. P. Behrmann and M. T. Duignan, “Excimer laser micromachining for rapid fabrication of diffractive optical elements,” Applied Optics, 36, pp. 4666-4674, (1997).

G.P. Behrmann and J. N. Mait, “Hybrid Optics: Combinations of Refractive and Diffractive Optics,” in Micro-Optics: Diffractive and Refractive Elements for Micro-Optical Systems,H. P. Herzig, ed., (Taylor and Francis Ltd., London), 1997.

G. P. Behrmann and J. P. Bowen, “The Influence of Temperature on Diffractive Lens Performance,” Applied Optics. 32, pp. 2483-2489, (1993).