Lisa Shatz, PhD

Department of Engineering

Phone: 617-573-8234
Fax: 617-367-5063
Office: Archer Building, Rm. 306





  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Response of sensor hairs to acoustic stimuli


Chair, Engineering Department, Suffolk University 2007-present 
Associate Professor, Suffolk University 2004-present
Assistant Professor, Suffolk University     1996-2003
Lecture (part-time), Northeastern University  1990-1991 
Lecture (part-time), Tufts University     1987-1989 
Teaching Assistant, M.I.T.      1985-1986 
Engineer, Xerox Corp., El Segundo, CA          1982-1984



  1. Shatz, L. “Slender Body Method for Slender Prolate Spheroids and Hemispheroids on Planes in Linearized Oscillatory Flow”, Phys. Fluids, 17(11), November 2005
  2. Shatz, L. “The effect of hair bundle shape on hair bundle hydrodynamics of non-mammalian inner ear hair cells for the full frequency range” Hear. Res. Vo. 195(1-2) 41-53 (September, 2004).
  3. Shatz, L. “Singularity Method for Oblate and Prolate Spheroids in Stokes and Linearized Oscillatory Flow”, Phys. Fluids, 16(3): 664-677, 2004
  4. Shatz, L. “Indirect Boundary Element Method for Unsteady Linearized Flow over Prolate and Oblate Spheroids and Hemispheroidal Protuberances “, Int. J. Num. Meth. Fluids, 44:147-174, 2004


  • Seminar for MIT’s Brain And Cognitive Group, Dec. 15, 2006
  • Seminar for MIT’s Brain And Cognitive Group, May 20, 2005
  • Seminar for BU’s Hearing Research Seminar Series, Nov. 12, 2004
  • Seminar at Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, July 29, 2002
  • Seminar for Suffolk University’s Seminar Series, April 4, 2002
  • Seminar for BU’s Hearing Research Seminar Series, July 20, 2001

Courses Taught

  • Circuit Theory II (and lab)
  • Electromagnetic Theory (and lab)
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Scientific Communication
  • Science and Technology Today
  • Science and Scientific Myths