Department is celebrating the landmark graduation of its first PhD student
Dr. Mozhgan Shojaee recently successfully completed her PhD work (09/20/2017) focused on fabrication and characterization of tissue engineered vascular grafts for small diameter peripheral and coronary arteries. The project is directed by Assistant Professor Dr. Bashur and was supported by American Heart Association funding. Dr. Shojaee's research identified the impact of a biomaterial's composition and peritoneal pre-conditioning on the vascular graft bioactivity and mechanical intergity after implantation into rat abdominal aorta model. Her successful work has set the trend for the future of the department which is expected to see significant and growing numbers of high quality PhD graduates.
Dr. Carlos Martino attended the 1st QST International Symposium on "Quantum Life Science (QLS)" held on 25-26 July 2017 in Chiba, Japan, where he presented 'Quantum Biology of Reactive Oxygen Species and its Impact in Cellular Bioenergetics'. QLS recognized leading scientists in emerging fields of Quantum Biology.
3D bioprinting has captivated both pop culture and science for decades with its potential to restore and create organs. Caeron Hume, Rahmatul Mahmoud, Prabhuti Kharel, Daniela Friere and Pamela Forero are a team of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering students that built a 3D bioprinter, known as Caracal, for their student design project. Caracal recently won the President’s Cup Award at the 2017 Northrop Grumman Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase.
Living with diabetes isn’t easy, but a team of biomedical engineering majors is trying to make life a bit more painless for sufferers. “A patient with diabetes has to constantly prick their finger to get a drop of blood, and put it on an electrochemical strip to measure their glucose. However, we designed a method to alleviate this,” said Trevor Schmitt, biomedical engineering major and project leader for Stellaris – a non-invasive glucose meter. The judges at the 2017 Northrop Engineering & Science Student Design Showcase found the idea so novel that they award the team the Northrop Award for the College of Engineering.
Florida Institute of Technology has named Camara Lyn Casson the 2017 recipient of its most prestigious financial award, the Farmer Scholarship. Casson said she was attracted to biomedical engineering for reasons both personal and professional. “And many medical issues need to be addressed in this day and age, and I would love to tackle some of those issues, especially neural diseases and injuries considering a family member of mine is a quadriplegic,” she said. “I ultimately want to work within a tissue-engineering field doing research on those medical conditions.”
Florida Institute of Technology recognized the Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter as the Organization of the Year for significant accomplishments and contributions that students has made to the University. Congratulations to the members of the society including President Maria F. Sagastume, Vice-President Kimberly Juriga, Secretary Trista Phelps, Treasurer Pamela Forero, Public Relations Daniela Freire.
Ted Conway, head of Florida Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering, is one of 347 Fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015
BME students and faculty are in attendance at the BMES 2015 annual meeting to give oral and/or poster presentations (10-09-2015):
Membership Strengthens Student, Faculty Access to Resources MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology has joined BioFlorida, the statewide trade association for the bioscience industry. BioFlorida allows Florida Tech faculty and student researchers to tap into an industry specific forum focusing on biotech and pharmaceutical issues as well as medical device research and development, while […]
Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Martino for being awarded an AFOSR grant for his project titled: Quantum Coherence in Reactive Oxygen Species Biology (start day 10/01/2017)
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Fenn and Dr. Vipui Kishore for being awarded an NIH grant for 3-D Printed Biomimetic Bioglass Gradient Matrices for ACL Reconstruction (08-01-2017)
BME graduate student Likitha Somasekhar attended the SB3C conference this summer in National Harbor, MD to present a poster on Analyzing effects of chemotherapeutic drug for the prevention of chemotherapy induced alopecia. Authors: Likitha Somasekar, Cristina Chavarriaga, Carlos Martino, and Kunal Mitra. (09-15-2016)
Congratulations to our Department Head, Dr. Ted Conway, for being accepted as a 2015 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (FAAAS) in Engineering. He will be recognized for his contributions to science and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 13, 2016 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. (12/02/2015)
Congratulations to Dr. Chris Bashur for being awarded an NSF grant for Novel biomaterials with light-controlled CO release for modulation of endothelial cells (10-09-2015)