May 2018

May 25, 2018
Howon Lee (MAE) and Joseph Freeman (BME) have developed an approach to 3D-print electroactive hydrogels that can demonstrate reproducible, programmable motions and force. The work appears in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
May 18, 2018
BME Master's student Amin Khalili has been awarded a Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Award from the Eagleton Institute of Politics for 2018-2019.  The award is made possible by support from the New Jersey Legislature and Rutgers University. Eagleton has been awarding these Fellowships since 2000 to honor the memory of Henry J. Raimondo, former associate director and professor at the Eagleton Institute.  
May 15, 2018
Mina Pelegri (MAE) and David Shreiber (BME) from Rutgers and John Georgiadis from the Illinois Institute of Technology have been awarded a 3-year NSF grant for their proposal,  "Collaborative Research: Multiple Scale Biomechanics of Tissue Damage in the White Matter of the Human Central Nervous System." The Rutgers award is for  $332,825.

April 2018

April 10, 2018
On April 3, 2018, Juilee Malavade was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The award provides funding for three years of graduate studies. Juilee will pursue her doctorate in biomedical engineering at Duke University.
April 9, 2018
BME Master’s student Amin Khalili received an Outstanding Leadership Award from the School of Arts and Sciences African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) Department for his efforts towards making a minority population at Rutgers visible both on and off campus during this time of exclusion and marginalization of certain minority groups.
April 6, 2018
BME PhD student Cosmas Mwikirize has been awarded a 2018-2019 University and Louis Bevier Fellowship through the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).  The fellowship carries a $25k stipend, tuition remission and health insurance.  Cosmas is under the supervision of Professor Ilker Hacihaliloglu.

March 2018

March 30, 2018
Larry Stromberg, BME Graduate Program Administrator, has received an Excellence in Student Support Award from the School of Graduate Studies for 2017-2018.  The competition is designed to celebrate excellence in graduate education across more than 75 programs and Larry was one of 2 staff chosen for this honor.  He will be given a plaque at an awards ceremony on April 25, 2018.  
March 20, 2018
Professor Martin Yarmush has been awarded a Visiting Professor Fellowship from the Lady Davis Fellowship Trust to engage in teaching and research activities at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. Professor Yarmush will be working with Professor Yaakov Nahmias, Director of the Alexandar Grass Center for Bioengineering (and a former postdoctoral fellow), and other faculty colleagues on a variety of projects including new organ-on-a-chip technologies.
March 2, 2018
Thomas Papathomas has been awarded two grants from TechAdvance and the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to develop and test a patent-pending portable device as a diagnostic and evaluating tool for schizophrenia, in his collaboration with Steve Silverstein of RBHS. Below are a few more details for you:  
March 2, 2018
New faculty member, Dr. Biju Parekkadan, was selected for a Rutgers TechAdvance award to in the area of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing to develop Bioactive Cell Growth Capsules.