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Jul 06, 2020

COE Students Win 2020 ASEE Student Paper Award

Engineering students Cailey Denoncourt, BSBioE’23, and Liza Russell, BSME’23, received the student paper award for their paper titled,” Navigating and Energy Generating Insole: Vibrating Walking Directions” at the ASEE 2020 Virtual Conference.

Bioengineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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Jun 25, 2020

Bioengineers Develop Innovative Respiratory-Assist Device as Alternative to Ventilator

Lee Makowski, professor and chair of the Department of Bioengineering, has been partnering with government officials in Ghana, as well as Biomedical Engineering faculty at the University of Ghana, to improve health care in the country, an effort that became more urgent with COVID-19. He and his prior PhD student Craig Smallwood developed a low-cost expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) device that would use the energy of expelling breath to create pressure in patients’ lungs, increasing their function and capacity. After developing and testing prototypes, the team shipped five prototype EPAP devices to Ghana on March 30, 2020.

Bioengineering

May 21, 2020

Students Traveled to Ethiopia to Design Low-Cost Medical Equipment

Students from the Innovators for Global Health student group spent their spring break in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia helping the second largest hospital in the country design low-cost medical devices that could be made and maintained with locally sources parts.

Bioengineering

May 21, 2020

Ruberti Awarded Grant for Low-Cost COVID-19 Diagnostics Testing

BioE Professor Jeffrey Ruberti, in collaboration with the University of California-Los Angeles and University of Massachusetts Amherst, was awarded a $150K NSF RAPID grant for “Low-Cost, Non-invasive, Fast Sample Collection System for COVID-19 Viral Load Level Diagnosis: Point-of-Care and Environmental Testing.”

Bioengineering

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May 20, 2020

Shefelbine Awarded Fulbright to Study Skeletal Mechanobiology

MIE/BioE Professor Sandra Shefelbine was awarded a Fulbright Futures Scholarship to the University of Melbourne to work on skeletal mechanobiology, particularly understanding how mechanical forces influence bone development.

Bioengineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

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May 20, 2020

Optimizing Mechanical Loading in Bone Formation

MIE/BioE Professor Sandra Shefelbine and COS Associate Professor James Monaghan were awarded a $650K NSF grant for “Manipulating Fluid Flow in Mechanoadaptation of Bone.”

Bioengineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

May 20, 2020

REU Award for Modeling SARS-CoV-2 Proteins

BioE Affiliated Faculty Mary Jo Ondrechen, Assistant Professor Mona Minkara, and COS Assistant Professor Steven Lopez were awarded a $73K NSF RAPID grant for “Undergraduate Research in Modeling and Computation for Discovery of Molecular Probes for SARS-CoV-2 Proteins.”

Bioengineering

May 20, 2020

Eduardo Sontag Gave Keynote Talk at 2020 European Control Conference

ECE/BioE Professor Eduardo Sontag gave the opening keynote talk on “Some Control Theory Ideas in Systems and Synthetic Biology” virtually at the 2020 European Control Conference at St Petersburg, Russia.

Bioengineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Apr 29, 2020

2020 COE Co-op Awardees

The COE Co-op Team is proud to announce the 2020 Co-op Award winners.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Apr 27, 2020

2020 President’s Award Recipients

Congratulations to the engineering students receiving this year’s 2020 President’s Award.

Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering