BME News

Professor Joyce Wong Has Been Selected to Receive the BU COE 2017 Charles DeLisi Award and Lecture

Congratulations to Professor Joyce Wong! Professor Wong (BME, MSE) will be presenting the Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, April 25th at 4pm in the Metcalf Trustee Ballroom. The College of Engineering Charles DeLisi Distinguished Lecture Series celebrates high impact research in engineering and annually honors one of our own who... More

A Better Way to Treat Burns from BU’s Grinstaff Lab

Less painful for patients, eliminates need for anesthetizing children By Allison Manning, BU TODAY For patients with second-degree burns, it’s not always the initial injury that hurts most. The daily, sometimes hours-long bandage changes can be the most excruciating ordeal. Now, a new development from BU’s Grinstaff Group could soon make... More

Tech Survivors

How Innovators Make it Through Tech's Valley of Death By Sara Cody Professor Catherine Klapperich’s (BME, ME, MSE) first job out of graduate school was at a startup company during the biotechnology boom in Silicon Valley in 2000. She became familiar with the process of turning a promising innovation into a marketable... More

Khalil Wins NIH ‘New Innovator Award’

Project Will Focus on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria By Sara Cody The improper and excessive use of antibiotics has led to the rise of “superbugs,” treatment-resistant bacteria causing a public health crisis of global proportions. To help combat this problem, Assistant Professor Ahmad “Mo” Khalil (BME) has been awarded a New Innovator Award... More

Two Faculty Members Elected to BME Society Leadership

Two BME faculty members have been elected to leadership positions in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the field’s principal professional society. Professor Catherine Klapperich (BME, MSE), associate dean for Research and Technology Development, will join the Board of Directors for a term spanning 2016-2019. The board is the main governing body... More

BME Professor Receives 2017 Frank Rosenblatt Award from IEEE

Professor Stephen Grossberg (BME, CAS) is the recipient of the Frank Rosenblatt Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was selected by a committee and is being recognized “for contributions to understanding brain cognition and behavior and their emulation by technology.” Grossberg has been a professor of... More

John Ngo Receives Career Development Professorship

By Amy Laskowski, BU Today The Reidy Family Career Development Professorship, which recognizes College of Engineering and Questrom School of Business faculty, goes his year to John Ngo, an ENG assistant professor of biomedical engineering. The Ralph Edwards Career Development Professorship, given to MED junior faculty, has been awarded to Joshua... More

Off the Beaten Path

Zaman Develops Map to Explore Pathways to Cancer By Sara Cody Tumors sometimes feel different from regular cells, which is why doctors suggest performing self-exams to detect the presence of a lump in a breast or prostate. After noticing a gap in the knowledge exploring the unique mechanical properties of tumors such... More