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Dr. Hermann Frieboes

Dr. Hermann Frieboes

Adjunct Professor of Bioethics

Dr. Hermann Frieboes has an appointment as a faculty in Bioengineering at the University of Louisville. He pursues an improved understanding of disease progression and response to therapy by applying principles from engineering and the physical sciences. In addition to his doctoral studies in Biomedical Engineering, he has extensive work experience in engineering design, development and management. For the past several years, Dr. Frieboes and his wife have been involved in adult education, offering presentations and courses on various topics including relationship between science and religion, ethics in business and the workplace, current medical issues, and bioethics.


  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Area of research: Mathematical modeling, computational simulation, and experimental study of cancer growth, vascularization, and treatment.
  • M.A., Moral Theology, summa cum laude, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Connecticut. Field of study: ethics in health care, medicine, and research.
  • National Catholic Certification Program in Health Care Ethics, National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia, USA.
  • M.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, Irvine. Field of study: Algorithms, real-time embedded systems, and microprocessor architecture.