BME seminar: Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. Rice University

in Dept Seminar
October 7th, 2015

Please join us for our second talk in this year’s BME Seminar Series. We”ll be hearing from

Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D. Rice University

Friday, October 9, 2015

PHO 206 at 3 pm

Followed by reception

Rebecca Richards-Kortum has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s foremost scholarly honors.

Richards-Kortum is Rice’s Stanley C. Moore Professor of Bioengineering, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technologies.

For two decades, Richards-Kortum has focused on translating research in nanotechnology, molecular imaging and microfabrication to develop optical imaging systems that are inexpensive, portable and provide point-of-care diagnoses for diseases ranging from cancer to malaria. Her research has produced 29 patents, more than 230 research papers, 11 book chapters and the textbook Biomedical Engineering for Global Health.

She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an inaugural member of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering for the National Institutes of Health. Richards-Kortum also is a fellow of the Optical Society of America, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the National Academy of Inventors.

Her many awards and honors include the 2013 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation, the 2014 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award from the Optical Society of America, Rice’s George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching and the 2007 Chester F. Carlson Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. She was named a professor of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2002 and 2006.

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