Training and Development
Expand your knowledge in the cutting-edge field of Biomedical Engineering
The Florida Institute of Technology has partnered with the American Ceramic Society to offer an innovative certificate series of short courses in biomedical engineering with presenter Dr. Larry Hench.
The first of the series, “Bioceramics: Advances & Challenges for Affordable Healthcare,” comprises five lectures, exploring the field of biomedical materials with an emphasis on advances in bioceramics and their role in meeting the technical and ethical challenges facing affordable healthcare.
Coming soon: In our second short course, gain an in-depth view of the mechanisms behind this revolutionary science with “Surface Chemistry and Characterization of Bioactive Glasses.” This nine-lecture short course provides detailed insight into the discovery of bioactive materials, with reviews of animal models and clinical applications. Additionally, obtain an overview of the mechanisms and technology behind bioglass bonding, toxicology and biocompatibility, with a particular emphasis on characterization strategies and how to determine the best method of quality assurance.
Dr. Larry Hench, Professor of Engineering/Biomedical Engineering Program
Dr. Hench brings to the BME program 45+ years of educational and research experience at the interface of materials and medicine with many important medical and dental products based upon the research from his laboratories at the University of Florida (32 years) and Imperial College London (10years). Dr. Hench is creating at FIT with BME faculty and international collaborators an innovative Center for Medical Materials and Photonics that will provide world-leading programs in the following areas. Dr. Hench's seminal achievement came in 1969 when he discovered Bioglass, the first man-made material to bond to living tissues. The concept of bioactive bonding pioneered by Dr. Hench’s discovery opened the field of biomedical materials to innovation that has led to numerous second and third generation materials and devices and revolutionized the approach to repair and regeneration of the body.