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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Dr. Joshua Hutcheson Awarded Florida Heart Research Foundation’s “‘Stop Heart Disease’ Researcher of the Year Award”

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Josh Hutcheson, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering has been awarded this year’s “’Stop Heart Disease’ Researcher of the Year Award” by the Florida Heart Research Foundation. The award was presented at the President’s Celebration dinner during the American College of Cardiology, Florida Chapter annual meeting on […]

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Dr. Michael Christie Awarded Top Black Educator

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Dr. Michael Christie, senior lecturer for biomedical engineering, was nominated and chosen as one of South Florida’s Top Black Educators of 2018 by Legacy Magazine. Dr. Christie was featured in Legacy’s Education Issue on July 16, 2018. Dr. Christie has served on BME’s Undergraduate Program Committee, he is a co-faculty advisor for the National Society […]

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BME Welcomes Associate Professor James Schummers

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Dr. James Schummers! Dr. Schummers has joined our department as associate professor. Dr. Schummers received his B.A. in Neuroscience and Biopsychology from Oberlin College in Oberlin OH, where he studied the role of Neuropeptide Y in long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampus.  He was a Research Assistant at the […]

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BME Welcomes Associate Professor Raj Markondeya

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Dr. Raj Markondeya! Dr. Raj has joined our department as associate professor. His expertise is in the areas of packaging of electronic and bioelectronic systems, power-supply and wireless component integration in flex and rigid packages, biocompatible packaging with high-density feedthroughs. He also has a joint appointment with ECE at […]

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Shuliang Jiao Promoted to Full Professor

Congratulations to Dr. Shuliang Jiao on his promotion to full professor! Dr. Jiao joined our department in fall 2012. His research interest is mainly focused on the development of innovative technologies for imaging and treatment of blinding eye diseases. Dr. Jiao is the P.I. for FIU’s Eye Imaging Lab. The long-term goal of the Eye […]

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Summer 2018 Graduation

On Monday, July 30th, nine students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering walked proudly across the commencement stage. A total of 3 graduate students and 6 undergraduate students earned their degrees this semester. We are proud to announce the successes of all of our graduating students. We would also like to announce the outstanding dedication […]

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Students and Faculty Attend World Congress of Biomechanics in Ireland

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  Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a conference abroad? Members from TEMIM and CMRL labs had the opportunity to experience it earlier this month. Graduate students Sana Nasim, Brittany Gonzalez, Daniel Chaparro, Andres Rodriguez, Alexander Williams, and Manuel Perez attended the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) that took place in Dublin, Ireland […]

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Doctoral student combines love of math and engineering to address neurological disorders

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Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Arash Moshkforoush grew up with a passion for a combination of mathematics and understanding the complexity of the human brain. Before pursuing his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in the United States, Moshkforoush attended Sharif University of Technology—one of the most renowned engineering schools in Iran. There, he earned both […]

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BME Introduces World’s First Bioelectronics Packaging Course

Bioelectronics Packaging Course We are proud to announce that the BME Department will have a new course for Fall 2018 taught by our newest faculty member, Dr. Raj Pulugurtha. This course acts as a bridge between biology and electronic systems. Students will learn the principles that govern the design and fabrication of miniaturized systems for implantable […]

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