Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


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TiltonProfessor Bob Tilton has been named Editor of Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. This international journal published by Elsevier is devoted to the science underlying applications of colloids and interfacial phenomena.

Cohen-KarniProf. Cohen-Karni, a recent recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for his 3D Nanosensors Array, is selected as one of the Rising Star Awardees for the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Annual Conference, to be held in January 2017 in Hawaii.
BeelsBME MS student Stephanie Beels and fellow members of the team "The Pittsburgh Pascals" won the first place of the 2016 United States Association for Energy Economics Case Competition, where Ms. Beels conducted health risk analysis for Saudi Arabia to move toward renewable energy.
WangProf. Yu-li Wang is awarded with a National Institutes of Health R01 grant entitled "Mechanical Regulation of Cell Migration". The project is to apply engineering approaches to understand how cell migration is affected by the input and output of mechanical signals under normal and diseased conditions.
ChaseProf. Steve Chase is awarded with a National Science Foundation CAREER Award entitled "Neural Mechanisms of Skill Learning". The project is to use brain-computer interface to detect brain neuronal activities associated with the learning of motor skills (read the news).
Scott Hall[large photo]The Department of Biomedical Engineering has moved into its new home in Sherman & Joyce Bowie Scott Hall, which has been under construction since 2012. The location and design of the building, based on innovative concepts to promote interactions, collaborations, and resource sharing, are expected to greatly boost the research and education missions of the Department.
Bettinger The research of Prof. Chris Bettinger on ingestible medical devices is described recently in Wired and Chicago Tribune. Prof. Bettinger has addressed a major obstacle of these devices by inventing a biocompatible ("edible') battery based on ingenious use of pigment molecules found in squids (read the article).
Tzahi Nano[large photo]PhD candidate Elnatan Mataev (left), together with other students (Sahil Rastogi, center; Nicholas Lamprinakos, right) advised by Prof. Cohen-Karni, published a paper in Nano Letters entitled "Synthesis of Group IV Nanowires on Graphene: The Case of Ge Nanocrawlers". The team synthesized novel hybrid nanowires with potential applications in a new generation of photo-sensors and electrical devices (see the publication and read the story).
DahlProfessor Kris Dahl was a guest editor for a special topic issue of the journal Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, focusing on "Nuclear Mechanobiology". The journal is sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Society (see the issue).
NelsonBME Ph.D. student Diane Nelson won a Reviewers Choice Award for her abstract "In Vitro Evaluation of Lysophosphatidic Acid for use in Perfluoro-carbon-Based Pulmonary Delivery to Enhance Alveolar Repair Following Acute Lung Injury". The award allowed her to deliver a full-conference podium presentation at the Respiratory Drug Delivery Conference held on April 17-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

TrumbleProfessor Dennis Trumble won the Top Presentation Award for his presentation entitled "A Muscle-powered Counterpulsation Device for Tether-free Cardiac Support" at the Design of Medical Devices Conference held on April 12-14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

KunduBME Ph.D. student Shinjini Kundu won the second place and Blue Martin was a finalist in this year's CMU Three Minute Thesis contest, an internationally recognized competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes (watch the video and read the news).
ZapantaBME Associate Head Prof. Zapanta receives the 2016 Theo Pilkington Award from American Society for Engineering Education's Biomedical Engineering Division, for his significant contributions to biomedical engineering education as evidenced by the development of successful teaching programs, curricula, and publications.

ParigorisBME student Eric Parigoris (BME and MechE '16) has received a Whitaker International Fellowship to go to ETH Zurich for a year of research. The Whitaker Fellowship sends emerging leaders in Biomedical Engineering overseas to advance their skill set and the larger profession (read the news).
ChaseProf. Byron Yu and Steve Chase published a paper in eLife entitled "Internal models for interpreting neural population activity during sensorimotor control". Leveraging a brain-machine interface paradigm, the study examines neural population activities in the context of how prior briefs guide the transformation of sensory input into motor output (read the news and read the paper).
Feinberg The group of Prof. Adam Feinberg published a paper in Science Advances on Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH), a technique for 3D printing of complex soft biological materials for tissue engineering (read the news or view a video demonstration).
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Ren Xi, PhD

Instructor in Surgery
Laboratory for Organ Engineering and Regeneration
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA 02114


Tuesday, January 31, 2017
4:30-5:30 PM
Doherty Hall A302

Engineering Vasculature for the Lung

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Ms. Andrea Blue Martin

Advisor: Prof. James F. Antaki

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
3:00-6:00 PM
Scott Hall, 4N200

Development and Modeling of Multi-scale Continuous High Gradient Magnetophoretic Separator for Malaria-infected Red Blood Cells


Stories of BME



Angela Ng, B.S. 2016, Biomedical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering, helped the start-up Folia Water develop filters to provide drinking water for people in the third world at a cost of a penny a day. It is a thick, circular paper filter embedded with silver. When folded into a cone, the Folia Filters catch and kill all of the harmful microbes in the water, producing safe drinking water (read the story).

Stories of BME

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Molly Blank, Ph.D. 2016, has leveraged her thesis research to found a startup company CurvyQ. Her innovative technology for tracking benign breast masses has been selected by the AlphaLab Gear, a national startup accelerator, as a finalist for its National Hardware Cup (read the story).

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