February 2002

February 20, 2002
Professors Bernard Coleman and Dimitris Metaxas will be inducted as fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers at its annual meeting March 1-3, 2002. These faculty members are being cited from seminal work in: (1) theoretical modeling studies that advance our understanding of DNA micromechanics (Coleman) (2) physics-based modeling of heart motion (Metaxas).
February 15, 2002
The Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Packaging Science and Engineering have just received a major donation from Johnson and Johnson - McNeil Pharmaceuticals of New Brunswick, New Jersey. This equipment donation, valued at approximately $450,000 will be used to upgrade undergraduate and graduate teaching and research laboratories in cell and tissue engineering, and materials testing and evaluation.  
February 9, 2002
Professor William Craelius contributed a critical overview of bionics entitled "The Bionic Man-Restoring Mobility" in the February 8 issue of "Science" magazine. Prof. Craelius is the inventor of Dextrahand the first artificial hand to allow individual finger control.

January 2002

January 30, 2002
Professor Martin Yarmush recently received an $882,300 award from the NIH for a project entitled "Real-Time Functional Genomics Using Cell Arrays." The objective of this program is to use live cells in a massively parallel microfabricated format to visualize protein expression in real-time.  
January 26, 2002
Tim Maguire, Harini Sundararaghavan, Melissa Stickle, and Daniel Haders will be formally inducted into the first fellow class of the IGERT program in Integrative Biointerfaces. The induction ceremony will be a part of the IGERT Program Inauguration which will be held in the Fiber Optics auditorium on January 30, 2004

December 2001

December 20, 2001
A $150,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology was awarded to Professor Joachim Kohn to supplement his NSF supported "Partnerships for Innovation" program. The program seeks to evaluate new model for combining academic and industrial resources to develop underutilized university and industry intellectual property.  
December 4, 2001
The Department of Biomedical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board met on Dec at the Busch Campus. Ten of the twelve industrial board members were in attendance for six hours of presentations and interactions with faculty and students. The new co-chairs of the advisory board are Fred Senatore, MD, PhD (Aventis), and Mark Zimmerman, PhD (J&J).  

November 2001

November 14, 2001
A group of five, which includes Professor Noshir Langrana, will receive a $1.2 million award through the Information Technology Research (ITR) program, for developing methodologies to improve the quality and efficiency of product design. Professor Langrana's project involves developing experimental and computational techniques for improved medical implant design.  

October 2001

October 22, 2001
On October 21, the Center for Biomaterials in cooperation with Tech Vest held its annual conference at the New York Hilton. Among the many outstanding presentations were those by Biomedical Engineering faculty Professors Prahbas Moghe, Martin Yarmush,Joachim Kohn, Kathryn Uhrich, Jack Ricci, and Gary Nackman. The entire three-day conference hosted an audience of nearly 250 participants.  
October 15, 2001
John Semmlow was awarded a Visiting Professorship at the Universite de Aix et Provence in Marseille France for the summer of 2001. During this period he organized and chaired the Third International Conference on Sensorimotor Control in Man and Machines held in Marseille at the beginning of Oct. This conference was the third of a series that he founded in Berkeley in 1994.