Senior Design Fall 2018

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On Friday, November 30th, undergraduate seniors from the College of Engineering and Computing participated in the college’s Senior Design Project Showcase. Graduating seniors showcased their research to faculty, friends, and family. The senior design projects are a reflection of the students’ efforts and serves as their capstone undergraduate experience. This event is the culmination of a yearlong […]

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Evening with the Industry Event

On November 6, 2018, AEMB (Alpha Eta Mu Beta), BMES (Biomedical Engineering Society), and IEEE-EMB (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) student chapters hosted the first “Evening with the Industry” event at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. The event was attended by students, faculty, and several industry professionals from companies such as Vivex, Stryker, Cordis, Zimmer […]

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Neural-enabled prosthetic hand system restores sensation to first human subject

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Years after his hand was amputated in a traumatic accident, a hand amputee can “feel” again, thanks to technology FIU engineers have developed. That person – the first person with a hand amputation who has been fitted with a neural-enabled prosthetic hand (NEPH) system that has a fully implanted, wirelessly controlled neurostimulator – has been […]

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Time management as told by undergraduate student from Saudi Arabia

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Ahmed Ali is an international student from Saudi Arabia, where he completed his first bachelor’s degree in laboratory medicine. Since childhood, Ali was always passionate about science. That passion kept growing through the years, particularly in the medical field. He chose to study biomedical engineering as it combines both medical sciences and innovation. At the […]

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Biomedical Engineering Society Conference 2018

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is the professional society for biomedical engineering. Founded in early 1968, the society now boasts over 7,000 members and is growing, rapidly. On October 17-20, 50+ attendees from FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering had the opportunity to attend the 50th Annual Biomedical Engineering Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Our students were able […]

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Assistant Professor Zachary Danziger Appointed Chair of BMES Ethics Subcommittee

I am absolutely delighted to inform you that beginning October 20th, Zachary Danziger, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will serve a 3-year term as Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), one of the 16 committees in the national professional society of biomedical engineers. He will work to revise the BMES […]

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Ph.D. alumnus accepts assistant professor position at Hampton University

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Rupak Dua, FIU BME alum, has recently accepted an assistant professor position at Hampton University. See below to read about his experience at FIU and how his journey led him to his success. Where are you from? I am from New Delhi, India. I came to USA in 2007 to pursue a master’s in biomedical […]

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Undergraduate Research Day 2018

On September 28, 2018, our BME department hosted the 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Day in collaboration with the Wallace H. Coulter Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series. The event featured the outstanding research of our undergraduate students. Baarbod Ashenegar won first prize for his poster on “Multiscale Modeling of Neurovascular Coupling: From Ion Channel Activity to BOLD […]

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Dr. Ranu Jung Travels to India

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This month, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Ranu Jung, traveled to Chandigarh, India. She visited the Central Scientific Instruments Organization where she presented a talk titled “The Next Revolution is Here – Merging of Man and Machine”.

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From a local operating room to Milan, biomedical engineering alumna excels

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Francesca Riccio-Ackerman recalls shadowing neurosurgeons in the operating room at a local hospital. Her head filled with engineering ideas to facilitate the doctors’ work and improve patient outcomes. It was at this moment that she knew she belonged in the biomedical engineering field. Riccio-Ackerman ’18 graduated recently with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and […]

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