Andy Bentz Webinar

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Andy Bentz, a product engineer at Stryker Medical will be giving a webinar in Dr. Nasir’s Medical Device Design course (BME4113) on Wednesday, March 18th 2015. The webinar will begin at 10am in E104. Mr. Bentz will be talking about product development cycle as well as issues of FDA regulation and intrapraneurship. 

Interested students (not in the course) and faculty are also welcomed to attend and are requested to RSVP with Dr. Nasir.

Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Events, Networking

Coulter College 2015

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Last year a team of six BME students, Dr. Nasir and a Clinician entered the Coulter College Workshop which is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations. The LTU team, entering for the first time, came in third place out of 22 teams. The program which is part of BMES enables participants to take what they learn forward to their senior design courses. At the workshop, student design teams are guided by faculty and clinical experts through a highly dynamic process designed to help them better understand how innovations can meet clinical needs, while providing tools and approaches used to evolve identified problems into novel solutions.

Past student and faculty participants have found BMES Coulter College to be very beneficial and previous design faculty members have used the BMES Coulter College experience to enhance their design courses. In addition to the onsite activities, students will be required to complete limited pre-Coulter College assignments in preparation for the course.

The dates for the program are August 13-16, 2015 in Coral Gables, FL (southwest of downtown Miami). The faculty and student participants must be able to commit to three days (two partial days and two full days) of an intensive workshop integrating lectures, team projects and presentations.

Coulter College team applications are due April 8, 2015. Each team application must be submitted by a BME student design faculty member currently affiliated with a university who teaches or previously taught senior design (Dr. Nasir).  Those selected to participate will be eligible to receive a stipend to defray travel costs and will be provided with meals and lodging. Accepted teams will be announced in late April.

For more information about BMES Coulter College and to submit a team application, please visit:

In order for the teams to work there needs to be commitment from six student. Interested students should contact Dr. Nasir ASAP. In case of interest from more than six students, priority will be given to Juniors who are preparing to start senior project in Fall 2015. However, students at other grade levels are also encouraged to consider this opportunity.


Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Career Opportunities, Competitions, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Senior Projects

BMES 2015

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Two Announcement related to BMES 2015 which will be in Tampa from Oct 7-10. Last year we have two groups that traveled to BMES and it was a great experience for them. I highly encourage you to submit and also consider the design competition. Any BME faculty can help you with the abstract or other requirements for the two items:

1) BMES 2015 Conference

In order for you to attend the BMES conference you have to submit a one-page abstract format will be required this year. This format will allow reviewers to more effectively choose those abstracts which are best suited for podium presentations.

The abstract should include:

  • title
  • introduction
  • description of the materials and methods used
  • study results (including up to one figure)
  • discussion of how this work fits into the context of greater societal needs.

Please review the abstract template on the submission site:

During the submission process, please select the most appropriate track & subtrack from the list provided in the online system, or choose the track and “other” if no named sessions seem appropriate. You may request to present your work in a platform or in a poster session. The technical program committee will attempt to honor your preference, but may not always be able to do so. Presentations may be scheduled on any of the three days of the meeting. All accepted presenters must register for the full meeting.

The submission deadline is April 23, 2015. A The nominal abstract processing fee of $35 is a submission fee and does not apply towards the required meeting registration.

2) BMES Design Competition:

The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) will hold its first ever Student Design Competition this year. All BMES undergraduate student members engaged in student design projects are encouraged to apply and enter the competition which is being sponsored by Medtronic.

The application deadline is May 25, 2015. The 2015 Design Theme is Bioinstrumentation!!

All design team members MUST be BMES Student Members and BMES student chapter members in good standing. Top 6 proposals will be chosen and those teams will present, via oral presentations, at BMES 2015 Annual Meeting in Tampa (Oct 7-10, specific day to be determined). At the meeting, the top 6 teams will be narrowed down to the top 3 winners. Winners will receive monetary awards. This is a great opportunity to showcase projects and to network with product development and design professionals in BME.

Design competition details are available at the BMES website at:

Biomedical Engineering Society BMES, Career Opportunities, Competitions, Networking, Research, Senior Projects

TCF Biomedical Engineering Internship at VA

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2015 TCF Job Posting

Above is a flyer for the TCF Biomedical Engineering Trainee Program through the Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a two year full time job with expected placement and relocation reimbursement after the completion of a two year commitment to the first site. There are twenty positions throughout all geographic locations of the country in 2015. Hiring will occur between June and September. Students are encouraged to contact the program with any questions pertaining to the positions via the emails listed on the attached flyer. The Posting will be listed on under a search for Biomedical Engineer or through this link. The application is officially open until March 9th.

Available Job Now!, Career Opportunities

LTU to host workshop for BME faculty

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Lawrence Tech and Bucknell are pleased to announce a workshop that explores how entrepreneurially minded learning can be embedded into the biomedical curriculum through presentations, case studies, and networking.

Innovating Curriculum with Entrepreneurial-Mindset
Focused on Biomedical Engineering
March 27, 2015


Highlights from network institutions including Lawrence Tech, Bucknell, Union, WPI and more will be shared along with examples of courses, internships, and co-curricular experiences.

The cost is free and hotel accommodations will be provided for KEEN University faculty.
Sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation.
Academics, Events, Faculty Members

Summer Research Opportunity @ LTU

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Dr. Nasir is looking for two self-motivated students to work on a sensor project. The project focuses on Piezoelectric materials called PVDF, which mechanically deform when acted upon by external electrical stimulus. The responsibilities will include building customized devices and also the instrumentation setup for testing the devices.

This is an excellent opportunity for any student who is interested getting a preview of graduate level research and there is opportunity to publish the findings of this research in a conference proceeding or a scientific journal which is an impressive addition on any CV/Resume.

The positions are paid ~$10/hr and students can work up to 30 hr/wk during summer. Ideally, the students will have some circuits experience but interested students should contact Dr. Nasir about their suitability for this project.  A poster created by a BME student who worked on this project last year is attached below:

Research Day 2014- PVDF_Poster

Contact Dr. Nasir: mnasir at

Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Cleveland Clinic

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A good opportunity to look into for summer research.

Undergraduate research opportunities are available in Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute laboratories. The number of laboratories with these opportunities varies throughout the year. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in laboratory techniques, and to explore careers in biomedical research. Students with previous research laboratory experience are often preferred. For local students, continuation in the laboratory during the school year may be possible. Students are responsible for their own housing.

The Research Education Office does not place undergraduate students in the labs of the Lerner Research Institute. If you are interested in a research opportunity, we recommend that you do the following:

  1. Prepare an updated resume that includes your research experience, your relevant coursework and grades, and your contact information.
  2. Review the “Scientific Report” for research programs in labs that interest you.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the general research area of those labs.
  4. Send each Principal Investigator (Faculty member) of those labs that interest you a brief and customized email to introduce yourself, your interest in the work of that particular lab and your availability.
  5. Attach your updated resume to the email that you are sending to the investigators. Include a list of relevant science and math courses that you have taken, your GPA and a list of academic references with contact information (no relatives, please).
  6. In addition, send your resume with an introductory paragraph INCLUDED in the resume to
  7. You may wish to follow up with a phone call or email to the Principal Investigator within 5 – 7 days.
  8. Be prepared to convey your enthusiasm for their research to all the investigators who respond to your email.
  9. Be prepared to provide a letter of reference from a professor in your major if you are hired.
  10. If you receive more than one offer, select the lab that best fits your interests and abilities.

The Principal Investigators of the Lerner Research Institute may not be able to provide research opportunities for all students seeking them.

Career Opportunities, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Computational Nanotechnology Summer Research

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Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Purdue University.

Application review begins Feb. 19th

Application deadline is March 9, 2015

Dates for Summer Research: May 26-August 7, 2015

(NCN SURF 2015 Flyer)


Career Opportunities, Dr. Mansoor Nasir, Research

Tufts University Soft Material Robotics IGERT Fellowship

By Akram AlsamaraeComments Off

Seniors who plan to pursue graduate education in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or any of the Engineering disciplines to explore the Tufts University Soft Material Robotics – IGERT website. Information on how to apply for a 2015 Soft Material Robotics – IGERT Fellowship is available on the website.


As a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) award, Tufts University has accepted the challenge of establishing new models for graduate education and training. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment in which our research transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, with a focus on soft material robotics.

Dr. Yawen Li, Research

BME Professor Validates a New Dental Implant Procedure

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Biomedical Engineering Professor Eric Meyer has been working with periodontist Salah Huwais to test and validate a new dental implant procedure. “After four years of research and more than 60 prototypes, Huwais came up with a novel design that achieved that mission and was validated by Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Last spring, he launched Versah, a medical device company.” Dr. Huwais was able to validate his new design with the help of Dr. Eric Meyer.  The patent pending design went on sale in November and has already sold out of its inventory.

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Dr. Eric Meyer, Faculty Members, News
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