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Wong named Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
02/27/2017

Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Two biomedical engineering faculty members named AIMBE Fellows
01/17/2017

Yong Wang, professor of biomedical engineering, and Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering, have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the external layer of a human heart
01/11/2017

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers.

New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs
01/04/2017

Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells. Researchers at Penn State have combined the two approaches by taking biodegradable polymer nanoparticles encapsulated with cancer-fighting drugs and incorporating them into immune cells to create a smart, targeted system to attack cancers of specific types.

Penn Staters work together to share voice technology with teen in Sri Lanka
12/15/2016

Danush is a high school student who wants to go to college, but first he must complete a standardized test with multiple-choice questions.

NIH grant supports the study of molecular motors to understand brain disease
11/30/2016

A $1.37 million study conducted by William Hancock, professor of biomedical engineering, funded by the National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences, will support the investigation of intracellular transport and cell division to better understand the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases.

STEM students attend Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
11/23/2016

A group of Penn State engineering students were among those in attendance at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS) November 9 to 12 in Tampa, Florida.

Wong named Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening Fellow
10/17/2016

Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering at Penn State, has been named a Fellow Member of the Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)

New, carbon-nanotube tool for ultra-sensitive virus detection and identification
10/10/2016

A new tool that can be finely tuned to selectively trap viruses by their size can increase the detection threshold for viruses and speed the process of identifying newly-emerging viruses.

Biomedical Engineering announces two new courses for spring 2017
10/05/2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is pleased to announce two new course offerings for the spring 2017 semester.

Plans for Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building approved by Trustees
09/16/2016

Final plans for a new chemical and biomedical engineering building at University Park at an estimated cost of $144 million were approved by the Penn State Board of Trustees during its September 15 meeting.

Low-cost sensor for cystic fibrosis diagnosis based on citrate
09/20/2016

A team of biomaterials researchers at Penn State have developed a new, inexpensive method for detecting chloride, the key diagnostic marker in cystic fibrosis.

BMES Graduate Student Association seeks volunteers
09/06/2016

The newly formed BMES Graduate Student Association is currently seeking alumni volunteers to participate in upcoming professional development programs

Daniel Hayes joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering
09/01/2016

Daniel Hayes has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an associate professor

Raj Kothapalli to join the Department of Biomedical Engineering
09/01/2016

Raj Kothapalli will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in January 2017.

Scott Medina joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering
08/31/2016

Scott Medina joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor

Xiao Liu joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering
08/31/2016

Xiao Liu joins the Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor

Biomedical engineering and chemical engineering to share a new home at Penn State
08/30/2016

A new biomedical engineering and chemical engineering facility is planned to open in 2019. The new building project is intended to enhance engineering collaboration at the University and position both departments for significant growth.

Leung named biomedical engineering undergraduate program coordinator
08/30/2016

Siu Ling "Pansy" Leung, instructor in biomedical engineering at Penn State, has been appointed as the undergraduate program coordinator for the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Lian named 2016 Young Innovator by the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
08/25/2016

Xiaojun (Lance) Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, was recently named a 2016 Young Innovator by the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.

Vikram Eswar named Penn State College of Engineering student marshal
08/10/2016

Vikram Eswar will serve as the student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering summer commencement ceremony at University Park on Saturday, August 13

Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes new affiliate faculty members
08/09/2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Penn State welcomes new affiliate faculty members

Brown and Wang receive promotions in academic rank
05/24/2016

Yong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering and Justin Brown, assistant professor of biomedical engineering have been promoted within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1

Dynamic DNA polymers can be reversed using biocompatible techniques
05/17/2016

DNA-based straight and branched polymers or nanomaterials that can be created and dissolved using biocompatible methods are now possible thanks to the work of Penn State biomedical engineers

Lu and Xiao awarded 'Best of Session Paper' at American Urological Association Convention
05/09/2016

Yi Lu and Yuan Xiao, postdoctoral researchers in Pak Kin Wong's Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory, were recently awarded "Best of Session Paper" at the American Urological Association Annual Convention for their work "A Microfiltration Device for Urogenital Schistosomiasis Diagnostics."

Banik receives 2016 Graduate Student Service Award
04/28/2016

Brittany Banik, a Penn State bioengineering graduate student, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Graduate Student Service Award.

Members of the Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory awarded best paper
04/28/2016

Members of the Systematic Bioengineering Laboratory, led by Pak Kin Wong, were recently awarded the CM HO Best Paper Award in Micro/Nano Fluidics at the IEEE NEMS 2016 Conference in Matsushima Bay and Sendai MEMS City, Japan

Nicholas Frazzette named spring 2016 student marshal
04/25/2016

Nicholas J. Frazzette will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 6. Frazzette will receive a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering with a minor in Spanish.

Manning awarded PSEAS Outstanding Advising Award
04/21/2016

Keefe Manning, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Penn State Engineering Alumni Society’s Outstanding Advising Award.

Department to offer new Stem Cell Engineering Therapy course for fall 2016
04/08/2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will begin offering a new course "Stem Cell Engineering and Therapy (BIOE 597)," in fall 2016. The course will be taught by Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Lance Lian.

2016 Undergraduate Exhibition Award Recipient named
04/08/2016

Biomedical engineering students Arichanah Pulenthiran and Kristen Hagenah were recently named Undergraduate Exhibition Award recipients

Three bioengineering students named College of Engineering Research Symposium winners
04/08/2016

The Engineering Graduate Student Council has announced the winners of the 13th annual College of Engineering Research Symposium (CERS), held on Tuesday, April 5, at the Nittany Lion Inn. Among the winners are three bioengineering students.

Lucy's Story: How Penn State engineering students are helping one child move forward
03/25/2016

Engineering seniors in capstone design are working to create a mobility solution for a local 3-year-old girl this semester.

Biomedical engineering department to host summer research programs for undergraduates
03/24/2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will host two summer research programs for undergraduate students in effort with The Department of Kinesiology and with support from the National Science Foundation and the American Heart Association. The programs will provide hands-on learning experiences for students in laboratory settings and teach a number of critical skills for new engineers.

Slattery embraces new challenges and opportunities as director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory
03/22/2016

Maggie Slattery, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has recently been named director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory. In the new role, Slattery seeks to create new innovation and expansion to benefit Penn State students

Jian Cao: Inspiring Penn State engineers to succeed in industry
03/21/2016

Alumnus, Jian Cao, has experienced career success after receiving his Ph.D. in bioengineering from Penn State in 1997. Despite his work life, he remains focused on the enhancement of graduate research and supports the department through mentoring and volunteerism.

Lian to work as co-investigator on Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant project
03/18/2016

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics; Sulin Zhang, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics and bioengineering; and Xiaojun Lance Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, were recently awarded a Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant for their project "Engineering Reptile Tissues for Self-Locomotion."

ENGINE grants provide funding for College of Engineering faculty entrepreneurs
02/29/2016

Siyang Zheng,associate professor of biomedical engineering, is one of three recipients selected for funding through the College of Engineering's ENGineering for Innovation & ENtrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant program.

Graduate students showcase bioengineering during STEM career day event
02/01/2016

On Saturday, January 30, a group of bioengineering graduate students partnered with the Eberly College of Science to teach young women about careers in STEM.

Yang named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow
01/25/2016

Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Engineering students win first prize in Project Vive U. pitch contest and secure $15k in funding
01/12/2016

A Penn State undergraduate student startup that is developing a device to enhance communication skills for children with cerebral palsy was the grand prize winner at a recent pitch contest sponsored by Investing in New Student Companies at Universities (Inc. U).

Mickolajczyk named recipient of Biophysical Society Education Committee Travel Award
01/06/2016

Keith Mickolajczyk, a bioengineering graduate student, has been named a recipient of the Biophysical Society's 2016 Education Committee Travel Award

Biomedical engineering students take top honors at the COE Design Showcase
12/14/2015

Two biomedical engineering students were part of the team, Maximus V LLC - Presh Technology, that was awarded a first place prize at the College of Engineering's bi-annual Design Showcase, held December 10, 2015.

New year will bring new leadership to the Learning Factory
11/10/2015

On Jan. 1, 2016, Maggie Slattery will take over as director of the Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory.

Students to solve global engineering challenges as Grand Challenge Scholars
11/03/2015

Chemical engineering student Nicole Bernstein and bioengineering student Nick Frazzette are leaders in a new program that will allow students to take the skills they learn in the classroom at Penn State and solve real-world engineering challenges across the globe.

Manning joins ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering as associate editor
10/27/2015

Keefe Manning, associate professor of biomedical engineering and surgery within the College of Medicine, has agreed to serve as an Associate Editor for The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

Molecular motor grows cells microtubules
10/26/2015

Biomedical researchers at Penn State have discovered a motor protein with the capacity to stimulate the growth of its own track

Slattery to attend national symposium for leaders in engineering education
10/14/2015

Margaret Slattery, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is among 70 of the nation’s emerging leaders in engineering education selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s seventh annual Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium (FOEE).

Zhang appointed to early career and development professorship
09/28/2015

Nanyin Zhang among those in the College of Engineering appointed to early career and development professorships

Eighteen engineering programs receive ABET accreditation
09/08/2015

Eighteen engineering bachelor's degree programs in the Colleges of Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Biomedical engineering seniors attend Coulter College training program
08/24/2015

Six Penn State biomedical engineering seniors attended the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Coulter College Aug. 13-16 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Biomedical engineering welcomes two new faculty members
08/24/2015

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomed Lance Lian and Pak Kin Wong in fall 2015

BME Student named Penn State College of Engineering student marshal for summer commencement ceremony
08/11/2015

Nicholas E. Ceneviva will be the student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering summer commencement ceremony on August 15.

Wang receives $2.2M grant to develop programmable biomaterials
07/23/2015

Yong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, was recently awarded a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop programmable biomaterials.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts inaugural reunion event
07/13/2015

The Department of Biomedical Engineering held their inaugural reunion event on July 11 and 12, 2015. The event commemorated graduates from both the undergraduate and bioengineering graduate programs since the department's inception in 1974. The reunion also marked the ten year anniversary of the first graduating undergraduate class of 2005.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering announces two faculty promotions
07/01/2015

The department of biomedical engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of two faculty members effective July 1, 2015.

Zhang and Alloway receive collaborative grant to study neural systems
06/30/2015

Nanyin Zhang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, and Kevin Alloway, professor of neural and behavioral science at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, have received one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine.

BME graduates travel to Shanghai China to present global capstone projects
06/22/2015

Several recent graduates from the Department of Biomedical Engineering visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) this month to present their global capstone projects at the SJTU Engineering Showcase. The projects were completed during the spring 2015 semester as a collaborative effort between Penn State and SJTU students.

Wang and Donahue receive collaborative grant to study bone healing
06/15/2015

Yong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the Penn State College of Engineering, and Henry Donahue, professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, have received one of two Grace Woodward Grants for Collaborative Research in Engineering and Medicine.

BME students awarded at spring 2015 Design Showcase
05/04/2015

Two senior capstone design groups within The Department of Biomedical Engineering were named winners at The College of Engineering’s Spring 2015 Design Showcase.

Butler named associate dean for education in the College of Engineering
04/23/2015

Peter J. Butler, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named associate dean for education in the College of Engineering

College of Engineering names Outstanding Engineering Alumni
04/01/2015

Michael Eppihimer, BME M.S. '92 and Ph.D. '95, has been named the department's 2015 Outstanding Engineering Alumni award recipient

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering names Butler a fellow
01/27/2015

Peter Butler, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Biomedical engineering senior donates his time to get people donating blood
11/20/2014

Peter Zaki, biomedical engineering senior and head of the Student Red Cross Club, influences blood donates at the 21st annual Penn State-Michigan State Blood Challenge.

Biomedical researcher uses Jell-O-Like substance to attract and kill cancer cells
08/13/2014

Yong Wang, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has created a tissue-like biomaterial that attracts cancer cells, like bits of metal to a magnet and entraps them.

 
 

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614