Yearly Archives: 2014

FIU Researcher Wins Young Investigator Award

FIU Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. student, Yinchen Song, was selected as one of the thirteen winners of the Young Investigator Awards (YIA) among nearly 200 participants in the BRAIN Grand Challenge Conference held in Washington, D.C. This award was open to students, postdocs, assistant professors, or equivalent, and outstanding young investigators working on Brain Research through […]

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Sharan Ramaswamy receives U.S. Patent for Flow-Stretch-Flexure Bioreactor

Sharan Ramaswamy, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his co-inventor team received a U.S. patent for their novel bioreactor for use in mechanobiological studies of engineered tissues. Ramaswamy’s bioreactor is designed for dynamically culturing engineered tissues across physiologically-relevant scales of flow, cyclic stretch and cyclic flexure, or any combination of these states. In other words, […]

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4th Annual Graduate Research Day

On November 7th, the department of Biomedical Engineering at FIU hosted the 4th Annual Graduate Research Day as part of the Wallace H. Coulter Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series. The event featured the research of several of FIU BME’s outstanding graduate students and also included lectures from David Drew, Professor at Claremont Graduate University, and […]

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BME 1008 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Increases Credit Hours

After Florida International University began allowing students to pick their majors during their freshman year, BME 1008 was inaugurated to help students understand what a degree in biomedical engineering truly entails. Initially offered by Jorge Riera and Shuliang Jiao, both associate professors of biomedical engineering, the course was designed to help students explore different ways […]

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FIU’s Biomedical Engineering department’s 2014 Brainstorm Workshop

Florida International University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering recently hosted the 2014 Brainstorm Workshop at the Engineering Center. The workshop was a great success and provided attendees with in-depth training on the fundamentals and background of EEG recording and analysis. The Brainstorm workshop travels across the globe conducting intensive training sessions in neuroimaging. This was the […]

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Rice University Global Health Technology Fellowship: Strengthening Biomedical Engineering Education in Malawi

Rice University in collaboration with the Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre Malawi introduces a new program associate position in Biomedical Engineering. As part of a grant from the Lemelson Foundation, these institutions are joined in a partnership to strengthen biomedical engineering education in Malawi. to the program associate will […]

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Brainstorm Workshop October 13-14, 2014

Brainstorm Workshop October 13-14, 2014 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Bressler, FAU Sponsored by: Brain Vision LLC and FIU Biomedical Engineering

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New Research May Change How Clinicians Treat Wounds

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In an article published in the journal Biomedical Optics Express,  Jessica Ramella-Roman, associate professor of biomedical engineering and ophthalmology, introduces an imaging system that could potentially re-shape how clinicians treat wound care patients. The system is a novel polarized multispectral imaging system combining out-of-plane Stokes Polarimetry and Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging. The imagining enables the […]

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2014 FIU BME University Reception at BMES

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Dear Colleagues: I would like to invite you to our 2014 reception of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University, which will be held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotel on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Come and enjoy an evening with us to learn more […]

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Associate Professor Chenzhong Li receives the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities!

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Chenzhong Li, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is being honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities at FIU’s Faculty Convocation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 2 in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center. This award recognizes excellence in scholarly achievement and research. As one of FIU’s brightest researchers, Li has […]

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