BME News

May 15, 2023

Karaoke and wearable health devices: Weldon School students hit a high note exploring the future of wearable sensors in new course

Just a decade ago, it might not have been predicted that nearly 45% of Americans would use wearable heath devices with the ability to measure various types of physiological and environmental data. Apple alone sells over 40 million Apple Watches per year, which can track your heart rate, mobility and cardio fitness, blood oxygen level, and even detect falls. These types of devices are being used more each day in medical research to collect large amounts of data on patients’ health and behaviors, which can be used to improve disease management and treatment.
April 14, 2023

BME Celebrates Faculty Promotions

Four Purdue BME faculty recently had promotions approved by Purdue Board of Trustees. Luis Solorio and Yunjie Tong have been promoted to Associate Professor; Eugenio Culurciello and Craig Goergen have been promoted to Full Professor, as of August 14, 2023.
April 12, 2023

Weldon School students, faculty complete study abroad trips to Rwanda, South Korea

Panama City Beach. South Padre Island. Daytona Beach. College students flock to these popular spring break destinations to relax and recharge. But for 15 students from Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, spring break was an opportunity to study abroad to experience new cultures, make new connections, and grow their skills in the field of biomedical engineering.
April 6, 2023

Purdue BME student selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Mikayla Roach, PhD student from Purdue University’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering has been selected for the National Science Foundation’s 2023 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
April 6, 2023

GeniPhys completes $6 million Series A round of funding

Zionsville-based life sciences company GeniPhys has completed a $6 million Series A round of funding, the company announced Wednesday. GeniPhys has developed a material known as Collymer, a highly-purified form of collagen that is used to support tissue generation.
March 30, 2023

Brad Duerstock elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has inducted BME Professor of Practice, Brad Duerstock, to their 2023 class of the AIMBE College of Fellows. This honor is one of the highest professional distinctions in the field of medical and biological engineering. The AIMBE College of Fellows consists of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the field.
March 6, 2023

Vlachos, IU cardiologist collaborate to offer innovative tool and fresh hope for babies with heart defects

Novel tools developed by Pavlos Vlachos, St. Vincent Health Professor of Healthcare Engineering and Weldon School Professor of Biomedical Engineering (courtesy), and Mark Payne in their Purdue-IU partnership will make cardiography more valuable in providing critical information to help surgeons determine the exact surgical strategies to use to make the right ventricle more efficient and capable of sustaining life.
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