FIU Partners with Two New NSF Engineering Research Centers

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERC) to address national challenges in health and energy sustainability and FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is part of two of the pioneering centers. The process of being named an ERC is highly competitive. NSF chose four […]

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Patent published for device that aids in the detection of toxins released into the environment

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Department of Biomedical Engineering professor, Anthony McGoron, PhD., and PhD. graduate student, Vinay Bhardwaj, recently had their patent published for a technology that provides methods and means to detect incidents of accidental or intentional release of chemical and biological toxins into the environment. The increasing threat of an intentional or accidental release of toxins has […]

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Biomedical engineering student awarded “Best TA” from provost

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Arash Moshkforouh, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded the UGS Provost Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. Arash was presented with his award at the Provost Awards Recognition Reception during Graduate Student Appreciation Week earlier this year. “Teaching has always been one of my greatest passions,” said Arash. “Nothing engages or excites […]

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Shuliang Jiao awarded $2M NIH grant to develop new imaging technologies to treat retinal degenerative disorders

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Shuliang Jiao, Ph.D., associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant was awarded to aid in his research with new imaging technologies that will be a significant tool for diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of retinal degenerative disorders. Photoreceptors are light-detecting […]

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Dr. Jacob McPherson awarded N.I.H. grant to study New Approach to Treating Neuropathic Pain

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Jacob McPherson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded an Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Research Career Development Grant through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, under Award Number K12HD073945. The grant, entitled “Spinal stimulation for neuropathic pain,” will support foundational work characterizing […]

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Ranu Jung receives two U.S. patents

August 30, 2016 – Ranu Jung, interim dean of FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing, and colleagues were granted two U.S. patents this month for newly-developed neurotechnology. One patent is for a modular multi-channel inline connector system for connecting implanted electrodes within parts of the human body with an externally located device, or one already […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Ramaswamy in receiving a Faculty Award for Excellence in Advising & Mentorship

Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been awarded by the Faculty Senate, Excellence in Advising & Mentorship. The Faculty Senate Honorary Degrees and Awards committee award men and women who represent the ideal and purposes for which the University stands. This award recognizes excellence in distinguished contributions in outstanding work […]

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Sharan Ramaswamy awarded AHA grant to treat heart valve disease in children

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Sharan Ramaswamy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department, has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) grant! The grant, entitled “Bioscaffold mitral valve replacement permitting somatic growth and remodeling” focuses on a promising strategy to treat critical congenital mitral heart valve disease in young children using a regenerative approach. Due to sizing limitations […]

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Dr. Chenzhong Li receives U.S. patent that will help change how many types of cancer are treated

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February 8, 2016- Department of Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor, Chenzhong Li, was granted a U.S. patent for the invention “Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Based Sensing Devices and Methods for Real-time Analyte Secretion from Living Cells.” Li’s patent introduces new methods for the use of SPR technology that has the potential to change the ways clinicians […]

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Shuliang Jiao’s Retinal Imaging Technology Featured by Medical News and the Review of Ophthalmology

Shuliang Jiao, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and his work on a new retinal imaging technology was recently featured by prominent medical journals “Medical News” and the “Review of Ophthalmology.” Using optical coherence tomography (OCT), Jiao and a team of researchers from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute created a technology that images the light-sensitive protein […]

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