December 2001

December 20, 2001
A $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology was awarded to Professor Joachim Kohn to supplement his NSF supported "Partnerships for Innovation" program. The program seeks to evaluate new model for combining academic and industrial resources to develop underutilized university and industry intellectual property.  
December 4, 2001
The Department of Biomedical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board met on Dec at the Busch Campus. Ten of the twelve industrial board members were in attendance for six hours of presentations and interactions with faculty and students. The new co-chairs of the advisory board are Fred Senatore, MD, PhD (Aventis), and Mark Zimmerman, PhD (J&J).  

November 2001

November 14, 2001
A group of five, which includes Professor Noshir Langrana, will receive a $1.2 million award through the Information Technology Research (ITR) program, for developing methodologies to improve the quality and efficiency of product design. Professor Langrana's project involves developing experimental and computational techniques for improved medical implant design.  

October 2001

October 22, 2001
On October 21, the Center for Biomaterials in cooperation with Tech Vest held its annual conference at the New York Hilton. Among the many outstanding presentations were those by Biomedical Engineering faculty Professors Prahbas Moghe, Martin Yarmush,Joachim Kohn, Kathryn Uhrich, Jack Ricci, and Gary Nackman. The entire three-day conference hosted an audience of nearly 250 participants.  
October 15, 2001
John Semmlow was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Universite de Aix et Provence in Marseille France for the summer of 2001. During this period he organized and chaired the Third International Conference on Sensorimotor Control in Man and Machines held in Marseille at the beginning of Oct. This conference was the third of a series that he founded in Berkeley in 1994.  

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.