News & events


Chih Hung

Recent BME alum recognized for dissertation

Posted June 14, 2020

Chih Hung Lo, a 2019 graduate of the biomedical engineering PhD program recently received an honorable mention for the Best Dissertation Award.

An ultrasound system on a small, wearable platform next to a face mask

Ultrasound may prove to be effective, noninvasive treatment for COVID-19

Posted May 29, 2020

Professor Hubert Lim and team are conducting pilot studies to determine if a low-cost, wearable ultrasound device could be beneficial for the hyperinflammation in the lungs experienced by some COVID-19 patients.


Fighting SARS CoV-2 at the molecular level

Posted May 29, 2020

Professor Jonathan Sachs and team aim to develop and manipulate molecules that can prevent the novel coronavirus from attaching to human cells.

Marcos Zachary

BME student receives prestigious Astronaut Scholarship

Posted May 26, 2020

The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, engineering, and the natural and applied sciences.  

Lauren Bersie Larson, Wei-Han Lin, Ryan Mahutga, Marcos Zachary, Claire Kaiser, Tay Netoff, Jonathan Sachs, and Casim Sarkar

Faculty and student news roundup

Posted May 20, 2020

Grants, fellowships, awards, and more: View a recap of recent BME faculty and student announcements including new companies formed with faculty IP and new federal investments in outstanding faculty.

Anna Karos

Students design and produce gowns for local hospitals

Posted May 12, 2020

When local hospitals were at risk of running out of PPE, our biomedical engineering students came to the rescue. They got protective gowns designed, FDA-approved, and into production in just two weeks.

A prototype of a device for detecting venous needle dislodgement

Seniors showcase biomedical prototypes

Posted May 12, 2020

Prototypes found biomedical engineering solutions for a range of clinical problems, which they presented at a virtual Senior Design Showcase.

Jonathan Sachs

Prof. Sachs: Data-driven science is the only way to beat COVID-19

Posted May 8, 2020

In an opinion piece in The Hill, Jonathan Sachs makes the case for sticking to the scientific process in the fight against COVID-19. He cites an open letter he wrote that has since been signed by more than 6,000 scientists, engineers, doctors, health care professionals, and concerned citizens.  

Lauren Bersie-Larson, Wei-Han Lin, and Ryan Mahutga

PhD students win Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Posted April 21, 2020

Three Biomedical Engineering PhD students were awarded fellowships to devote full-time effort to dissertation research and writing.

3D COVID-19 graph showing virus across time, distance, and Cv(1)

Prof. Odde developing a simulator to predict COVID-19 trial outcomes

Posted April 13, 2020

Professor David Odde is creating a biophysical computer model that simulates COVID-19 on a molecular and cellular level, and tests therapies and vaccines computationally.