2013-2014

Biomedical Engineering
Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Seminar Series

Friday, May 12, 2014
Dr. Jacob G. McPherson
Northwestern University
Title: “Integrating technology with physiology to drive novel neurorehabilitation interventions”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, May 8, 2014
Dr. James Lee
Department of Bioengineering
University of Missouri
Title: “Biophysical Engineering Approaches for studying Alzheimer’s disease: Membrane Biophysics and Mechanics in Cellular Pathways”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, May 5, 2014
Dr. Daniel Ludvig
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Northwestern University
Sensory Motor Performance Program
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Title: “A control systems perspective of human motor control”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, April 25, 2014
Dr. Mo Modarres
Director of the Brain Measurement Core, Brain Research & Rehabilitation Center,
NF/SG VA Health System (Gainesville, FL).
Title: “Wearable Brain Monitors with Real-Time EEG Analysis:
Applications in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1107
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, April 23, 2014
Dr. Christian Ethier
Northwestern University
Title: “WFES neuroprosthesis for the restoration of grasp function in a monkey model of spinal cord injury”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1105
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, April 18, 2014
Dr. Baohong Yuan
Department of Bioengineering,
University of Texas at Arlington
Title: “UltrasoundUltrasound–switchable fluorescence for deepswitchable deep–tissue hightissue high–resolution imaging”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, April 17, 2014
Dr. Saandeep Mani
University of Maryland
School of Medicine
Title: “LATERALIZATION OF MOTOR CONTROL MECHANISMS IN STROKE PATIENTS”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1114
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, April 4, 2014
By: Dr. Joseph Hidler
Aretech, LLC
Ashburn, Virginia
Title: “From Concept to Market: Bringing a Medical Device to Life”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, March 28, 2014
By: Prof. Israel Gannot
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Title: “Translational Research diaries”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, March 07, 2014
By: Dr. Alex Vitkin
Departments of Medical Biophysics and Radiation Oncology,
University of Toronto
Title: “Photon mayhem: using light for structural and functional assessment of biological tissues”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, Feburary 28, 2014
By: Dr. Jun Liao
Mississippi State University
Title: “Cardiac Bioengineering: 3D Visualization of Myocardial Fiber Disruption and Tissue Engineered Cardiac Patch”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, February 21, 2014
Dr. Xingde Li
Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Title: “Label-free Optical Micro Imaging of Tissue Histology in vivo”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1113
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Friday, February 14, 2014
Dr. Richard Bone
Department of Physics
Florida International University
Title: “Measurement of the Protective Macular Carotenoids in the Human Retina”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, February 7, 2014
Dr. Patrick J. Drew
Dept. Engineering Science and Mechanics
The Pennsylvania State University
Title: “Cerebral Hemodynamics During Exercise”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, January 31, 2014
Dr. Mario Romero Ortega
Associate Professor of Bioengineering at UTA and UTSW,
Research Partner at the University of Wollongon, Australia
Title:“Molecular Guidance in Neural Interfacing for the control and feel of Robotic Prosthetic Devices”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, December 6, 2013
Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Title: “Nonlinear Raman Micro-spectroscopy: Applications to Biomedical Imaging and Sensing”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, November 15, 2013
Dr. Jin U. Kang, Ph.D.
Jacob Suter Jammer Professor and Chair of ECE
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Johns Hopkins University
Title: “Smart” Surgical Technologies: What’s Next?
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Friday, November 8, 2013
Dr. Vinu Unnikrishnan
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
The University of Alabama
Title: “Coupled Multiscale Analysis of Bio and Nano–Mechanical Systems”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 am


Friday, November 1 , 2013
Dr. John D. Brennan
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology,
McMaster University, Canada
Title: “Ink-Jet Printing of Sol-Gel Derived Bioinks to Produce Bioactive Paper Sensors for Environmental and Biomedical Analysis”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00AM


Friday, October 25, 2013
Dr. Cuisong Zhou
College of Chemistry Sichuan University,
Chengdu, China
Title: “Functional nanomaterials for targeted cancer chemotherapy“
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Friday, October 18, 2013
Dr. Stephen Macknik
Barrow Neurological Institute
Title: “Abnormal blood flow in epilepsy”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Friday, October 11, 2013
Dr. Carlos Cepeda
IDDRC, Semel Institute,
University of California Los Angeles
Title: “Peeking Inside a Child’s Epileptic Brain”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Friday, October 4, 2013
Dr. Song Hu
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia
Title:  “Photoacoustic Microscopy: Auscultating Cancer and Ischemia with Endogenous Biomarkers”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1112
Time: 9:00 AM-10:00 AM


Friday, September 13, 2013
Dr. Paulo R. Bargo
L’Oreal USA
Title: “Measurement Science in the Cosmetic Industry: a Quest for Beauty”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 1116
Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Friday, September 6, 2013
Dr. Jane Grande-Allen
Professor of Bioengineering
Rice University
Title: “Experimental Frameworks for Analysis of Heart Valve Mechanobiology”
Location: Engineering Center Room EC 2300
Time: 9:00AM-10:00 AM