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Matt Johnson

Matthew Johnson Receives Distinguished Teaching Award


The College of Science and Engineering Honors and Awards Committee recommended Johnson for the award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching.

Rendering showing Adialante scanner 1/10th the size of a traditional MRI scanner, with person icon for scale

BME PhD students’ start-up attracts $1.3 million from investors


Efraín Torres, Parker Jenkins, and the team at Adialante have developed a new kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that has the potential to change medical care for millions. Now, they are working to quickly move the portable, low-cost MRI scanner to market.

Hubert Lim

BME start-up receives $3 million to develop ultrasound-based anti-inflammatory therapy


This new funding to SecondWave Systems, a company co-founded by Prof. Hubert Lim, will further advance the technology for implementation in a pivotal clinical trial for at-home treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Jonathan Sachs accepting AIMBE fellowship

Jonathan Sachs inducted into the 2024 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows


The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Professor Jonathan N. Sachs.

Researcher using non-invasive neuromodulation on a patient

New study reveals breakthrough in understanding brain stimulation therapies


For the first time, Prof. Alexander Opitz and team showed that non-invasive brain stimulation can change a specific brain mechanism that is directly related to human behavior.

Students in Brenda Ogle's lab doing 3D printing research

Uncovering the next big challenges facing biomedical engineering


A team of biomedical engineering leaders, including Professor Brenda Ogle, published a summary of some of the greatest hurdles facing the field in IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.

Hubert Lim

Hubert Lim named director of Bakken Medical Devices Center


In this role, Prof. Lim will oversee a wide range of responsibilities and commitments within Bakken MDC and the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM)’s Innovation Pillar.

Wei Shen

Wei Shen receives R21 award


Prof. Shen will study structural adaption of the Dystrophin-Associated-Protein-Complex (DAPC) in regulating nanotopography-responsive myotube orientation.

Sickle cells

Shedding new light on sickle cell disease origins


Scientists now have a better understanding of the mechanisms of sickle cell disease pathology, thanks to a new study from Professor David Wood and PhD student Dillon Williams. Results were published in PNAS.

Rebecca Butler and Minhan Jiang

BME PhD student wins college-wide 3-Minute Thesis Competition


Congratulations to Rebecca Butler and Minhan Jiang, who competed in the College of Science and Engineering 3-Minute Thesis Competition. Butler won first place and is advancing to the University-wide competition on November 10.