August 2001

August 12, 2001
The School of engineering was awarded a $2.5 M grant from the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education's Workforce Excellence Program to create a new undergraduate curriculum in Nanomaterials Science and Engineering. This program involves five departments in the School of Engineering (including Biomedical Engineering) as well as Physics and Chemistry. The program will support 7 new undergraduate courses (4 lecture and 3 lab), provide funds for two new faculty, and create new undergraduate laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment.  

July 2001

July 10, 2001
The prestigious Governors� School of Engineering and Technology opened at Rutgers. The program brings 100 of the top high school juniors from all over New Jersey to the school of Engineering where they will participate in a four-week tuition-free total immersion program emphasizing engineering and information technology. Biomedical Engineering will host a large group of these outstanding young talents.  

June 2001

June 22, 2001
Professor George Shoane has recently published a single-authored comprehensive book entitled "Models of Oculomotor Control" by coffre fort World Scientific Publishing Co. and has co-edited a large-volume book titled "Models of the Visual System" by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.  

May 2001

May 22, 2001
Professor Dimitri Metaxas, a noted scholar in Computational Bioengineering, will be joining the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Sciences in Fall 2001. Professor Metaxas joins Rutgers from the University of Pennsylvania where he developed an international reputation in physics-based modeling of heart motion and human gait. Professor Metaxas will direct Rutgers Center for Computational Bioimaging and Modeling.  

April 2001

April 12, 2001
The Board of Governors of the University approved the plan to build a 60,000 gross square foot, $23.8 million Biomedical Engineering Building on the Busch Campus. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring of 2002 with a completion date of October 2003.  

February 2001

February 28, 2001
Professor Martin Yarmush presented a seminar at the State House in Trenton to increase awareness of the field of biomedical engineering and its potential to increase the quality of life of New Jersey citizens. Attendees included academic and legislative staff, and various radio and newspaper reporters.  
February 1, 2001
The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology recently announced the award of a $2.5 million, 5 year grant to establish a Center for Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging. The Center is a joint venture between investigators at Rutgers and Princeton led by a team of three principal investigators: Stanley Dunn, John Semmlow, and Warren Warren.  

November 2000

November 16, 2000
Professor Joachim Kohn, Director of Rutgers' Center for Biomaterials Science and Board of Governors discussed "Tissue Regeneration: What Does it Mean for New Jersey?" at the 44th session of Rutgers' New Jersey Public Policy Seminar Series in Trenton. Rutgers' Center for Biomaterials Science is a leading program developing the basic platform technologies to bring tissue regeneration therapies to the clinic.

September 2000

September 29, 2000
This past summer Professor Kathryn Uhrich, an Associate Professor in Chemistry, and Associate Faculty Member in Biomedical Engineering spun off a company, Polymerix Corp. to develop new polymeric drugs with unique properties. The first example, polyaspirin, is salicylic acid formulated as a polymer.
September 27, 2000
A consortium of scientist led by Professor Guy Montelione, Professor of Molecular Biology and Associate Faculty Member in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded a $25 million 5-year grant to determine the structure and function of proteins. The goal of this cutting-edge programs is to use Structural Genomics tools to advance the results of the Human Genome Project to a more functional level, and thereby open new opportunities for therapeutics.