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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.
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).
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).
TiltonProfessor Bob Tilton delivered a keynote speech for the Surfactants and Detergents Program at the American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. The speech is about collaborative research with Professors Todd Przybycien and Steve Garoff on the effects of polymer-surfactant complexation on surface tension-driven flows at complex fluid interfaces.

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.
Cohen-KarniProf. Cohen-Karni received an NSF CAREER Award entitled "3D Nanosensors Array for Elucidating the Electrical Activity of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Derived Cardiomyocytes". The $500,000 grant is aimed to develop 3D nanosensors array for elucidating the electrical activity of induced pluripotent stem cells derived cardiomyocytes (see the announcement and read the news).

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).
BlankMolly Blank, Ph.D. 2016, has leveraged her thesis research to found a startup company PalpAid. 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.
iGEMTeam CMU won a Gold Award in the 2015 Giant Jamboree Competition of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM), with a project entitled "Biosensor Emission Analysis Machine". The team includes BME students Dominique Maccalla ('16) and Lei Mon Lu ('17). (read the news and see the poster).
ChaseProf. Steve Chase and Prof. Byron Yu 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).
Bettinger The research of Prof. Chris Bettinger on ingestible medical devices is described in an recent article in Popular Science. While such devices have been on the market, e.g. for monitoring and diagnosing the GI track, Prof. Bettinger's research has addressed a major obstacle, a power source that is compatible with the body (read the article).
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Shaoyi Jiang, Ph.D.

Boeing-Roundhill Professor of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Washington


Tuesday, Sept 6, 2016
4:30-5:30 PM
Doherty Hall A302

Molecular Understanding, Design and Development of Ultra Low Fouling Zwitterionic Materials for Biomedical Applications

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BME faculty Howie Choset, Gary Fedder, Adam Feinberg, Phil LeDuc, Burak Ozdoganlar, Lee Weiss, and Jessica Zhang are members of the CMU NextManufacturing Center, which facilitates the collaboration of industry, academia and government for the advancement of the technology of 3D printing (read the news in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

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Ying Ying Wu, Ph.D. 2016, advised by Prof. Kenji Shimada, applies cutting-edge 3-D printing technologies to generate realistic hands-on training models for surgeons. The model faithfully recreates patient-specific structures to mimic the complexity of tissues targeted for operation (read the story).

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BME senior design team with members Christopher Chao, Eric Parigoris, Nicole Kawakami, Meave Higgins, Lauren Zemering, and Torrell Jackson developed a model spine capable of recreating spinal misalignments on demand, for the purpose of training student chiropractors (read the story).

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