August 2020

August 18, 2020
BME PhD student Alex Burr has been named as a New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Fellow to progress her research developing novel gene therapies in Professor Biju Parekkadan’s lab.The program will require a commitment of 2-3 years to complete.  During her first year in the program, she will receive a stipend, an allotment for travel and research-related expenses and partial tuition remission.
August 14, 2020
Professor Joseph Freeman has been named a winner of the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Faculty Award by the SoE Industry Advisor Board. The award is given annually to one or two outstanding faculty in engineering programs at Rutgers. There are three main criteria for selecting the Outstanding Engineering Faculty:
August 12, 2020
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Professor Adam Gormley has been notified of receiving two federal awards. The first is a 5-year $2M NIH R-35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from to study synthetic ligand multivalency. Professor Gormley plans to use robotics plus machine learning to precisely program nano-bio interfaces using multivalent polymers. Read more about this award and Four Questions with Adam Gormley.
August 4, 2020
Professor Joseph Freeman has recently earned a NJ ACTS grant with Dr. Roman Voronov from NJIT. The grant “A Microfluidics Technology for Non-Sacrificial Analysis of Biomaterial Implants In Vivo” uses microfluidic methods and biomaterials to create a tissue engineered implants that can monitor tissue development in real time by sampling fluids and cells in a non-destructive way.

July 2020

July 31, 2020
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded a one-year, $455,649 seedling grant entitled "Modular Platform for Dynamic Biochemical Sen​sing of Acute Skin Wounds." This project aims to develop smart bandages for wound healing and is a collaboration between Professor Francois Berthiaume from BME, Professor Mehdi Javanmard from ECE, Professor Aaron Mazzeo from MAE, and Professor Kaushik Sengupta from Princeton University.
July 27, 2020
The School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) will welcome Valerie Tutwiler as a tenure-track assistant professor on September 1.   “Val is a great addition to our program, as she will apply her talent and energy toward building an exciting research program studying blood, with a current focus on blood clot mechanics and physiology,” says BME chair and professor David Shreiber. “She comes to Rutgers with a National Institutes of Health K99-R00 award. From all that we have learned about Val, she is not one to shy away from a challenge.”
July 10, 2020
Kristen Labazzo, an assistant professor of professional practice in the School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received an Innovations in Education and Teaching Pilot Grant from the Office of the Provost to develop a virtual immersive experience with the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, a facility for the severely disabled.  

June 2020

June 18, 2020
Professor Adam Gormley has been awarded a 3-year grant for $525,416 from the NSF. The research aims to study the self-assembly of single-chain polymer nanoparticles into protein-like structures.
June 10, 2020
Hundreds attend virtual event that included a message on racism from professor Joseph Freeman
June 10, 2020
A team of faculty from Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering were awarded a $45,000 grant to develop technology for transdermal delivery of DNA vaccines from the Rutgers Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (CCRP2). The team is led by Professor Hao Lin (MAE), and includes Professors Jerry Shan and Jonathan Singer from MAE and Professors Jeffrey Zahn, Biju Parekkadan, and David Shreiber from BME.