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February 28, 2017

Purdue technology showcase highlights leading-edge technologies ready to license

About 250 people packed the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center for the recent Purdue Technology Showcase that featured dozens of pioneering innovations. The technology ranged from medical devices including a hands-free crutch design and an advanced wheelchair that converts to a walker, to analytical tools including an application that can interpret gang graffiti for law enforcement officials.
February 14, 2017

Young Kim receives grant to support work using silk to enhance nanomaterials

Young Kim, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $110,000 grant, renewable on an annual basis, from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The grant supports his work on silk-based fibers for fabrication of flexible and multifunctional nanomaterial fabrics for use as biosensing and therapeutic platforms.
February 14, 2017

Chi Hwan Lee receives grant to support development of flexible vertical silicon probes

Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, has received a $110,000 grant, renewable on an annual basis, from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The grant supports his work to develop flexible probes for use in neural sensing and interfacing on the brain. The probes consist of vertically ordered semiconducting silicon arrays that can transmit electrical signals with high signal-to-noise ratio.
February 9, 2017

Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering senior awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The highly competitive Gates Cambridge Scholarship has named Purdue University senior Michael Drakopoulos one of its 2017-18 scholars. Fewer than 40 U.S. students from all disciplines will receive the award this year. It funds a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and recognizes intellectually outstanding students who have a capacity for leadership and commitment to improving the lives of others. Drakopoulos is the second Purdue student to receive the award in two years.
February 6, 2017

Purdue Weldon School-affiliated startup develops new glaucoma treatment

Bionode LLC, a Purdue Weldon School-affiliated startup, is developing a non-invasive way to treat glaucoma and prevent blindness using contact lenses and glasses. Pedro Irazoqui, co-founder of Bionode and associate head and professor of biomedical engineering, explains how it works in this Inside Indiana Business interview.
January 17, 2017

Claridge receives DuPont Young Professor Award

Shelley Claridge, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a 2016 DuPont Young Professor. The prestigious award recognizes promising research that advances basic science knowledge to address global challenges in food, energy and protection.
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