Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University



Cook Prof. Keith Cook received a $2.4M NIH grant, entitled "Compliant Thoracic Artificial Lungs", to develop artificial lungs that that patients may use for long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant (read more...).
Carmell Carmell Therapeutics, a startup of Profs. Jim Burgess, Phil Campbell, and Lee Weiss, completed its clinical trial with the REPAIR™ Bone Putty, where the blood plasma-based material was found to reduce infections, speed bone healing, and promote wound closure (read more...).
Yu Chase
Profs. Byron Yu, Steve Chase and collaborators published a article in Nature (Vol. 512, p. 423), where they described how pre-existing neural activity patterns associated with previously acquired skills may affect the ease of learning new skills (read more...).
Whitehead Prof. Katie Whitehead is named by the Technology Review as one of the 2014 TR35 - 35 innovators under the age of 35. The announcement mentioned that her "systematic search discovered nanoparticles that could improve drug delivery (read the announcement page...).
Trumble Prof. Dennis Trumble received an NIH grant entitled "Computational and In Vivo Analysis of Applied Apical Torsion for Cardiac Support", to develop an artificial heart pump that mimics the heart's natural twisting motion. This innovative design will eliminate the possibility of blood clots, giving it a huge advantage over similar devices (read more...).
Robb Graduate student Sarah Robb is an award recipient of the 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Feinberg Prof. Adam Feinberg is selected as a Young Innovator by the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering, based on a study "Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment" published by his research group in the journal (read the published article...).
KCChen Graduate student Jackie Chen, co-advised by Profs. Ge Yang and Jelena Kovacevic, won the Best Paper Award at CompImage 2014 for his work on computational image modeling for the characterization of intracellular cargo transport.
Cohen-Karni Prof. Tzahi Cohen-Karni, who studies electrical properties of pancreatic islet cells using nano-technology, is a recipient of the 2014 New Investigator Research Award of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a private grantmaking organization that supports cutting-edge scientific research in Pennsylvania (see the announcement...).
Sidoti Christine Sidoti (B.S. '14) is a recipient of the 2014 Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Student Service Award. She is honored for her contributions to a number of student organizations and to the student orientation program as the head orientation counselor (see the announcement...).
Collier Kelly Collier (B.S. '11), whose capstone design project formed the foundation of a fledging small business, ActivAided Orthotics, is named "2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Western Pennsylvania Small Business Administration (read the news, and more about Kelly Collier...).
Design 2014
BME class of 2014 presented its capstone design projects of a number of innovative solutions to pressing medical problems. The BME additoinal major program allows students of diverse engineering disciplines to work as a team (read more... and see the posters...).
           Speaker Photo
Alan Koretsky, Ph.D.

Senior Investigator
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health


Tuesday, September 23, 2014
4:30-5:30 PM
Margaret Morrison 103

"Engineering Novel Detectors and Sensors for MRI"

See Seminar Series Listing


Monday, September 29

Apply Successfully to Top Ph.D. Programs

5:00-7:00 pm
Doherty Hall 2210
Pizzas and Drinks Will Be Served


Professor Byron Yu and a panel of graduate students and faculty will share important tips that are difficult to find elsewhere for a successful application of admission into top Ph.D. programs.


Sunday, October 5

BME Annual Welcome Party

12:00-4:00 pm
Pittsburgh Zoo &
PPG Aquarium


BME Department will welcome its new graduate students and celebrate the achievement of Prof. Hollinger.