Dr. Ranu Jung Inducted as NAI Fellow

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On April 5th, Dr. Jung was inducted as a fellow to the National Academy of Inventors. Congratulations to Dr. Ranu Jung on this prestigious accomplishment! To read about NAI Fellows, click here.

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BME Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day! We would like to celebrate by featuring our female faculty. Dr. Ranu Jung, Chair and Professor of biomedical engineering, is a renowned researcher who focuses on the development of biologically inspired technologies to interface with the nervous system to repair and promote recovery of lost function after trauma or […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Granted New Patent for Technology Promoting Adaptive Pacing of the Diaphragm

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On January 23, 2018, Dr. Ranu Jung, BME Chair, was granted a new patent for technology that promotes adaptive pacing of the diaphragm. Patent #US9872989, titled “System and Method for Neuromorphic Controlled Adaptive Pacing of Respiratory Muscles and Nerves”, has been an ongoing project of Dr. Jung’s for several years. Patent Summary: Adaptive systems and […]

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BME Faculty Appointment to NSF – Dr. Chenzhong Li

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As the NSF program director of Nano-Biosensing program in the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems (CBET) Division, Dr. Chenzhong Li will be interacting with principal investigators who are doing research in the field of Biosensors and Biomedical Devices, forming and facilitating merit review panels, managing and recommending funding decisions.  NSF’s engineering directorate has targeted […]

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FIU BME faculty travel abroad to test cost-effective and portable device for early detection of cervical cancer

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January is not just a time for celebrating, visiting with family, setting and breaking New Year’s resolutions, but it is also the month that is dedicated to raising awareness for cervical health. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide, and 80% of mortalities from cervical cancer are from developing countries that […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Selected as NAI Fellow

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On December 5, 2017, BME Chair Dr. Ranu Jung was selected as an NAI Fellow. The National Academy of Inventors was founded to recognize and encourage inventors with patents to enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, educate and mentor innovative students, as well as translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung featured on Neural Implant Podcast – The People Behind Brain-Machine Interface Revolutions

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Dr. Ranu Jung featured on Neural Implant Podcast – The People Behind Brain-Machine Interface Revolutions. This podcast’s purpose is to bring together the field of neuroprosthetics / brain machine interfaces / brain implants in an understandable conversation about the current topics and breakthroughs. We hope to replace needing to read scientific papers on new research […]

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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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