Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


Directory with Faculty Research Interests


Suresh Professor and CMU President Subra Suresh and collaborators have created a microfluidic device that uses acoustic waves to separate circulating tumor cells from blood cells, at a speed up to 20 times higher than that achieved in prior attempts (read news).
Wang Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering Yu-li Wang is elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), which represents a select group of top 2% of most accomplished medical and biological engineers (read news).
Feinberg The Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a grant from the American Heart Association to create an innovative heart science program for its undergraduate students, to support summer research under joint mentoring of the faculty of CMU and physicians of the Allegheny General Hospital (read news release)
Feinberg Prof. Adam Feinberg received an NSF CAREER Award for his project on "3D printing of heart muscle using soft hydrogels". In addition, his group published a paper in Nature Methods, entitled "Conformal nanopatterning of extracellular matrix proteins onto topographically complex surfaces" (read the article and news release; see also an interview in Huffington Post Part 1 and Part 2).
Robb Graduate student Stephanie Wong, advised by Prof. Yu-li Wang, is the leading author of a paper published in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., where she showed how fibroblasts use thin extensions at the front to probe surface rigidity before migrating onto the area (read the article)
Bettinger Prof. Chris Bettinger is a 2014 recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award. The program identifies rising research stars at U.S. academic institutions, provides them with funding, mentoring, and industry and DoD connections, and exposes them to DoD needs.
Kashaf Watch a video of Sara Saheb Kashaf (B.S. '14) describing her senior research project entitled "Effect of varying the number and location of voltage gated calcium channels on synaptic facilitation in the frog".
JZhang Graduate student Jian Zhang, advised by Prof. Yu-li Wang, is the leading author of a paper published in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. entitled "Microtubules stabilize cell polarity by localizing rear signals". The study sheds light on the control circuit that stabilizes the direction of cell migration, a key event during tissue formation (see an introduction in
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).
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).
April 21, 2015
   Speaker Photo
Lewis K. Waldman, Ph.D.

CEO, Insilicomed, Inc.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
4:30-5:30 PM
Margaret Morrison 103

"Measuring and Predicting Cardiac Function:
From Basic Research to Clinical Decision Support"

Seminar Poster
See Spring 2015 Seminar Series Listing

Information Sessions

for Prospective Undergraduate Students

Doherty Hall 2100

Monday, April 6, 2015
10:30-11:30 AM
Monday, April 13, 2015
10:30-11:30 AM
Monday, April 20, 2015
10:30-11:30 AM
Monday, April 27, 2015
10:30-11:30 AM


Doherty Hall


Saturday, April 18

Alumni Gathering

2:00-4:00 pm
Doherty Hall 2100


Meet, mix and mingle with alumni, current students and faculty. Get an update on current events in the department and see pictures of our new building coming in January of 2016.