In our fall issue of the U-M Biomedical Engineering Magazine, we introduce incoming chair Lonnie Shea and explore the very personal roots of his vision for the department’s future. We survey the world of miniaturized, even wearable, sensors to detect anything from cancer to chemical weapons. Our 2014 Alumni Merit Award winner, Scott Merz, reflects on a career in translation, while our globe-trotting students spend their summers learning and improving lives around the world.
Several BME students earned awards at the Engineering Graduate Symposium held on November 14, 2014.
Eli Vlaisavljevich earned the Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding PhD Research. Eli is a PhD student in Professor Zhen Xu’s Image-Guided Ultrasound Therapy Laboratory.
In the poster presentation Sahar Rahmani earned first place in the Medicine and Translational Research (MTR) category.
The Engineering Graduate Symposium is a college-wide event focusing on graduate student research. This program is open to all College of Engineering current undergraduate and graduate students as well as prospective graduate engineering students from other institutions.
U-M Biomedical Engineering and U-M Coulter partnership program spinout HistoSonics Inc. is featured by The Wall Street Journal in an article highlighting the growing trend of universities pushing into the realm of startups. The article is available online.