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August 2019

August 2, 2019
The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga, a third-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering working with Prof. Jeffrey Zahn at Rutgers University. Rebolledo Uscanga’s work is focused on applying microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) into the biomedical field. In lieu of the more commonly used silicon and ceramic MEMS devices, this work used vapor-deposition of parylene membranes over fabricated electrodes for electrostatic actuation of the membrane as the fabrication technology.

June 2019

June 18, 2019
That brave new world? It’s right around the corner– or so the Legend of Sumeria, a graphic sci-fi novel penned by School of Engineering alumnus and Department of Biomedical Engineering professor Biju Parekkadan (ENG ’03), along with filmmaker and Rutgers alumnus Jay Webb (SAS ’03), tells it.
June 17, 2019
Professor Martin Yarmush was awarded a 2-year $8,000 grant as part of the Rutgers Global Grant Competition. The award entitled, “Investigating the Allergic Potential of Alternative Food Sources for Safe Global Consumption” is a joint effort among Professors Martin Yarmush, Rene Schloss, and Anil Shrirao from Rutgers BME, and Dr. Alex Golberg, from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

May 2019

May 13, 2019
Christopher Lowe will receive the 2018-19 Outstanding School of Engineering Graduate Student Award, which recognizes one PhD graduate for accomplishments in scholarship, teaching, and service. In addition to outstanding scholarship towards the development of biomaterial platforms for targeted drug delivery, Chris was also an important inaugural contributor to the Rutgers iJOBS program and a long-standing student leader for AIChE nationally.  Chris was advised by Professor David Shreiber.
May 8, 2019
Erin Kelley, an undergraduate in the School of Arts and Sciences, has been selected for a Henry Rutgers Scholar Award for her independent research into how vinculin - a protein that helps link integrins to the cytoskeleton - changes in neurons in culture.  Erin is advised by BME Professor Nada Boustany, Dr. Rene Schloss, and Cell Biology & Neuroscience Professor Bonnie Firestein.

April 2019

April 22, 2019
The team of Samuel Langlois, Chirsteen Abdalla, Joshua Posen and George Durrant has been selected as a finalist for an NSF-sponsored design competition at the upcoming Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport (SB3C) Meeting in Silver Springs, PA. The seniors submitted their senior design project, "Design and Optimization Of A Finger-By-Finger Vibrational Therapy," which is supervised by Professor Gary Drzewiecki.
April 19, 2019
Professor Martin Yarmush was awarded 2 grants from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. The first is a 1-year $200,000 award to continue development of a method to treat spinal cord injury using encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cells that have been genetically modified to secrete enzymes that degrade proteoglycans to reduce glial scarring and suppress host inflammation.
April 12, 2019
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award aims to fuel the development of women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields

March 2019

March 11, 2019
Professor Yannis Androulakis has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is the highest grade of membership - an honor reaffirming distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments.

February 2019

February 19, 2019
February 15, 2019 Plans underway for technology hub, expanded medical training and more Rutgers University and Botswana leaders today signed an agreement to launch the Botswana-Rutgers Knowledge Collaborative, a joint initiative to exchange knowledge through technology and develop programs that help Botswana address its strategic development goals as the country emerges as a regional hub of southern Africa.

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