News

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.
February 4, 2019
Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions, LLC (HCATS), a U.S. subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. that engages in contract manufacturing and development of regenerative medicine products, and Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering today announced a collaboration to launch a graduate-level course, “Integrative Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering.” The new course launched this Fall 2018 semester, with select employees of HCATS included among the students participating in the course.

January 2019

January 30, 2019
Three BME faculty have received $100,000 TechAdvance to support the development of their technology and intellectual property.  Professor Ronke Olabisi is developing hydrogel encapsulated cells as factories to heal wounds. Professor Noshir Langrana is developing anti-adhesive biomaterials. Professor Ilker Hacihaliloglu is developing machine learning methods for real-time needle localization from ultrasound data.
January 14, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes associate professor Maribel Vazquez who joins Rutgers Engineering with professional experience in combining microfabrication with cell biology for human health. Her research projects develop microfluidic systems for neural cell-based repair and have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense.

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