Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University

Spotlights

Ji-Xin Cheng
March 19, 2015
Professor Ji-Xin Cheng has been notified that the Coblentz Society has selected him as the 2015 winner of the Craver Award.
Carla Brady
March 19, 2015
Carla Brady, of the Weldon School Business office, has been selected to receive a College of Engineering Bravo Award for her extraordinary work this past year. The Bravo Award is intended to recognize faculty and staff who work in the College of Engineering and have made significant contributions in one or more of these four areas: Moving the University Forward, Operational Excellence, Innovation & Creativity, and Fiscal Stewardship.
Ann Rundell
March 12, 2015
Ann Rundell received a Butler Center Leadership in Action Award from the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. Rundell is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and
associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
March 10, 2015
This May, the Weldon School will commemorate its 9th class of graduates from the undergraduate program. As the seniors finalize their post-graduation plans, we celebrate the innumerable ways they have distinguished themselves. Their achievements reflect the high standards of our academic program. Here we spotlight our undergraduate program and the qualities that distinguish us—and in turn, our students.
February 25, 2015
Each summer, a handful of Weldon School seniors embark on clinical internships to shadow physician mentors, observe clinical challenges, and bring back problems to solve in senior design. But, they return to campus with much more than notebooks filled with ideas and observations. They return with a seasoned perspective that can only be acquired on the front line of clinical medicine.
February 23, 2015
Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named the 2015 Scientist of the Year by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
February 20, 2015
A business plan presented on PurSpec Technologies Inc. (presented as BioMS) by Weldon School graduate student Yue Ren was runner-up in the Gold Division at the 28th annual Purdue Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. The company was founded by Ren and Zheng Ouyang, associate professor of biomedical engineering.
February 10, 2015
A team of Purdue University researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to develop a new type of imaging technology for cell and tissue analysis. Central to the concept is the invention of a new way to perform in-vivo spectroscopy, or using a pulsing laser light to determine the precise chemical content of tissues in living organisms.
February 5, 2015
Purdue University has a long history of supporting strong women leaders. Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart coached young women about careers at Purdue, former dean Dorothy Stratton was the first full-time Dean of Women Purdue, and alumna and astronaut Janice Voss logged 18.8 million miles and 49 days in space including a total of 779 Earth orbits. The trend continues with Purdue women innovators and entrepreneurs who are making their mark in the world of technology transfer and commercialization in a number of ways including patent filings, startup creation and licensing deals.
February 2, 2015
Craig Goergen, a Purdue University assistant professor of biomedical engineering, says a new American Heart Association campaign that urges people to call 911 at the first sign of a heart attack can be a life-saver. Goergen, who studies cardiovascular disease, imaging and mechanics, says fast medical intervention after a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.
January 27, 2015
Yeo, who is associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy and associate professor of biomedical engineering, devotes herself to finding new drug delivery systems and teaching students to do the same. She is involved in ongoing research that could help improve therapies for devastating diseases such as cancer and cystic fibrosis.
January 15, 2015
Babak Ziaie and collaborator Shirley Rietdyk received funds from the Trask Innovation Fund to advance "SmartGait: A Device to Assess Gait Parameters and Predict Falls." The technology modifies a smartphone to measure a person's walking gait to help prevent falls in those with compromised balance, such as the elderly or people with Parkinson's disease.
January 15, 2015
Vibronix Inc. is developing a technology that causes soft plaque, the most dangerous kind of buildup inside heart arteries, to seemingly glow in medical imaging, lighting the path to the best treatment.
January 6, 2015
Symic Biomedical has secured $15 million in Series A financing. This financing will support the company's ongoing development of its novel therapeutics and advancement of its two lead programs into clinical trials.