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May 21, 2015
Ushering in a new era of leadership in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the Purdue Board of Trustees approved the promotion to full professor of six faculty members: Sherry Voytik-Harbin, Michael Heinz, Pedro Irazoqui, Zheng Ouyang, Jenna Rickus, and Ann Rundell. This cadre of senior faculty represents more than half of the promotions to full professor this year in the entire Purdue College of Engineering. They are each recognized innovators in their fields with noteworthy impact in translational research and superlative teaching.
May 18, 2015
A research team from Purdue University is one of five finalists in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration competition seeking revolutionary improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for salmonella in fresh produce.
May 14, 2015
Corey Neu, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the NIH Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, Center for Scientific
Review for a term beginning July 01, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019.
May 13, 2015
The 5th Summer Workshop on Spectroscopic Imaging takes place at Purdue University July 9-10. The workshop will showcase the most recent advances in the development and applications of spectroscopic imaging platforms and offer lab training of label-free imagining technologies.
May 11, 2015
Tom Talavage, professor of biomedical engineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named a Purdue University Faculty Scholar for 2015-2020. The University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty members at the West Lafayette campus who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction.
May 6, 2015
Weldon School graduate student Rebecca Bercich (Pedro Irazoqui, advisor) received the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching award, which recognizes top teaching assistants at Purdue.
May 6, 2015
Michael R. Ladisch, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, was awarded Purdue's Morrill Award for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research and engagement missions, as well as in demonstrating synergies among them.
April 16, 2015
The Weldon School is proud to announce that three of our students were named recipients of NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, and two received honorable mentions. In addition, two undergraduate students were awarded Charles C. Chappelle Fellowships.
April 28, 2015
A preeminent research team led by Pedro P. Irazoqui, director of Purdue’s Center for Implantable Devices, associate professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is making progress in developing wireless implantable medical devices for treatment of a variety of conditions using wireless networks of nanoelectronic sensors and actuators.
April 15, 2015
Sherry Harbin, an associate professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Basic Medical Sciences, and founder of GeniPhys, is commercializing her laboratory's innovative collagen formulations that self-assemble or polymerize to form fibrils that resemble those found in the body's tissues.
April 14, 2015
The annual Awards of Excellence for engineering faculty were presented at the Faculty Recognition Banquet on Friday, April 10, 2015. Ann Rundell, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received the Engagement and Service Award. Jenna Rickus, associate professor of biomedical engineering and agricultural and biological engineering received the Advising Award.
32-channel tuned amplifier array
March 30, 2015
A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases.
Four Award Winners
March 30, 2015
Congratulations to Weldon School graduate students Rebecca Bercich, Meghan Canter, Tyler Novak, and Joyatee Sarker for receiving several Purdue Engineering awards in recognition of their exemplary teaching, research, and service.
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.