Time to Fly to Miami – BME Student Team Members

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L to R: Stephen Krammin, Mateusz Koper, Akram Alsamarae, Danielle Manley, Dr. Mansoor Nasir (Faculty Lead), Amanda Bukhtia, Dr. Molly McClelland (Clinical Collaborator, UD Mercy). Not pictured Kaitlyn Tingley

BMES Coulter College – Miami Fl. participants





We are excited to announce that the Biomedical Engineering team members will participate in the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Coulter College Program August 14th – 17th, 2014. The program will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables in Coral Gables, Florida.

Coulter College is a training program focused on translation of biomedical innovations. 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. The program is supported by the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Continue reading this entry »

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Wearable Sensor Technology and MEMS

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May 1st, 2014 @ 2pm in E101

Integrated Microtechnologies Systems (IMS) Lab  

IMS lab group is focused on developing new technologies to address current and emerging grand challenges facing our society in the 21st century including global healthcare, food and water safety, biosecurity, and sustainable energy. Their goal is to create systems and platforms that are portable, easy to use and provide enhanced functionality over conventional technologies. The research is very multidisciplinary, involving the utilization and integration of multiple technological platforms including micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, biosensors, nanotechnology, molecular biology, surface chemistry and electronics.

Dr. Peter Lillihoj,

Peter Lillehoj is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of International Health at Michigan State University. His work focuses on the development of microsystems for current and emerging applications in clinical diagnosis, biosecurity and food/water safety. He also has interests in the development of simple and low-cost technologies for sample preparation & bioprocessing and innovative approaches to manufacture disposable biosensors for global healthcare diagnostics. In January 2014, Dr. Lillihoj was awarded $400,000 through NSF career grant to advance research on innovative wearable biosensors that can be used to detect illnesses and monitor health. He received three degrees in mechanical engineering: a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University (2006) and an M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2011) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Host: Dr. Mansoor Nasir

Please contact Dr. Mansoor Nasir (mnasir@ltu.edu) with questions or for more information.

Dr. Mansoor Nasir

WJR Interview (Dr. Eric Meyer and Dr. Mansoor Nasir)

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Dr. Meyer  Eric Meyer talkes to WJR

Click Here to listen to the WJR Interview: Eric Meyer

Dr. Mansoor Nasir talks about the Biomedical Engineering Senior Projects and the collaboration between Industrial Sponsor (Gorden Maniere – Advanced Amputee Solutions) and the Biomedical Engineering students.

Listen to this WJR interview: Mansoor Nasir







More interviews from Lawrence Tech BME Students featured on WJR:

Click Here:  Lindsay Petku  

Click Here:  Akaram Alsamarae


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Biomedical Entrepreneurship Seminar February 19th, room E104 @ 1pm

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Paul Angott

Paul Angott, President and Founder FirstSense Medical, LLC

Lawrence Technological University & the Biomedical Engineering Program welcomes Paul Angott and FirstSense Medical. Join the seminar in the Engineering Building room E104 at 1:00 p.m.

FirstSense Medical
FirstSense core technology is an automated device for thermal detection of breast cancer. The breast exam can detect lumps as small as one centimeter at a cost much less than digital mammography and with 95 percent accuracy. The exam is painless, radiation-free, takes less than seven minutes and can be done in a doctor’s office. The company plans to apply for FDA approval in December and have the device on the market by June 2014.
Paul Angott,
Mr. Angott is the President and founder of FirstSense Medical. He is an entrepreneur with broad business experience in management, technical innovation and sales and marketing, including building national sales organizations. He has established five companies, has 40 patents and has developed products for wireless and laser technology, residential security, and home products. Angott’s products can be found in 3,000+ retail accounts such as Home Depot, Lowes and Sears and $100 million of his patented products have been sold. Two of his companies were successfully sold, with investors receiving returns of 3:1 and 15:1. Angott was named 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association. He began his career at Michigan Bell managing a data processing center and was a management consultant for Touché Ross (now Deloitte) before establishing his first company. Angott received a B.S. in Engineering Science from Oakland University.
Hosts: Dr. Mansoor Nasir & Dr. Eric Meyer
Please contact Dr. Mansoor Nasir (mnasir@ltu.edu) with questions or for more information.

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Engineering Student Intern
(Biomedical, Safety, Human Factors, or related engineering field)
Salary Range: $14.72 – $19.14 per hour*
The preferred candidate will have successfully completed at least two years of
undergraduate coursework in biomedical, safety, human factors engineering, or
engineering related field, and will have the ability to apply basic engineering principles,
techniques and methods to devices and work areas. Appointment to this internship is
contingent upon current** enrollment as a student in a public or private college or
university, and you must be a U.S. Citizen to receive consideration.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The position is full time (40 hrs/wk) with VA’s National Center for
Patient Safety (NCPS) program office, located at Domino’s Farms, in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. The engineering intern will work closely with and provide operational support
to NCPS analysts, engineers, physicians and other professional staff in addressing the
challenges of patient safety with a specific focus on biomedical, safety, and human
factors engineering.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES INCLUDE: Gathers and integrates knowledge from databases of adverse
events and safety alerts from many different sources, including, but not limited to: NCPS Root
Cause Analysis database, (SPOT), F.D.A., ECRI Institute, Joint Commission, Centers for
Disease Control, etc., in support of the Patient Safety Alerts/Advisories process; performs
literature reviews and information synthesis from on-line and traditional hard-copy sources to
assist in medical device or product evaluations and investigations; participates in usability
testing and evaluates potential hazards in the use of medical equipment and supplies; assists
NCPS staff in the preparation of various medical device reports; contacts medical device
manufacturers to obtain the necessary data or information, which may be incorporated into
procurement specifications, device evaluations, Patient Safety Alerts and Advisories, etc; and
explains the NCPS data collection tools (Patient Event Reporting, Patient Safety Assessment
Tool, and VHA Alerts & Advisory website).
TO APPLY: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/361096600. See second
footnote below for graduating seniors entering into a graduate program in the Fall of
Applications must be received by Friday, February 21, 2014 to be considered. A
selection into the NCPS Engineering Internship is expected to be made by March 21,
2014. NCPS intends to start the internship no earlier than May 5, 2014; however the
actual start date will consider the student intern’s school schedule. The period of the
internship is expected to be three months.
* Actual student salary depends upon courses taken, whether a student is a junior,
senior or in a graduate program, and grades.
** Students graduating from an undergraduate program AND will be entering a graduate
program in the Fall of 2014, must provide a letter of acceptance by the graduate school
which they will be attending.

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An Excellent Opportunity from Beaumont Health System

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UntitledWanted: Highly Motivated, Detail-Oriented Co-Op Student…

Royal Oak, Michigan
Job Function

Be mindful to send the application requirements as an attachment to an email, and not as a link to a googledrive/dropbox!

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at William Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, MI campus) is
seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented co-op student from May 2014 through December 2014 (also
could retain position until May 2015
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or August 2015 – please specify in cover letter). The position
will be dedicated to the Implant Retrieval and Analysis section of the laboratory. This section
collects retrieved orthopaedic devices, then prepares and catalogs the devices for additional
studies/analyses and long-term storage. In addition, the student will perform microscopy, failure
analysis techniques, and mechanical testing for various research studies. The position will require
assistance with literature reviews, manuscript and abstract preparation, and research project
development. The ideal candidate will have interests in a research/medical-based career, pursuing
graduate studies, and/or hands-on testing. Experience with optical microscopy is required.
Experience with materials characterization techniques and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is
desired, but not required.

- Work with research engineers to clean, package, and catalog retrieved orthopaedic devices.
- Interact with residents, fellows, and attending surgeons, as needed, during project
development, testing, and manuscript preparation phases.
- Identify device designs by reading literature and/or through communications with device
manufacturer representatives.
- Attend at least one clinical meeting per month to gauge clinically relevant research topics.

Desired Major/Concentration:
Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering

Desired Minimum GPA: 2.8
Work Authorization Status:
Permanent U.S. Resident, U.S. Citizen or U.S. National
Implant Retrieval and Analysis
Contact Information
Erin A. Baker, MS
Research Engineer II, Implant Retrieval and Analysis 3601 W. 13 Mile Road
Research Institute, Suite 402 Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769
Email: erin.baker@beaumont.edu Phone: (248) 551-1816

Application Instructions
For consideration, please email the following documents to erin.baker@beaumont.edu:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume/curriculum vitae
3. Technical writing sample (laboratory report, term paper from STEM-based course, etc.)

Applications are due by February 28, 2014 at 5:00pm.

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Biomedical Faculty Entrepreneurial Mindset in Motion…

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LTU wins $40,000 grant for entrepreneurial education

Assistant Professor Eric Meyer of Lawrence Technological University (LTU) is the principal investigator for a $40,000 grant to foster the entrepreneurial mindset through the development of multidisciplinary engineering learning modules based in part on the “Quantified Self” social movement.

Eric and Mansoor

LTU Assistant Professor Mansoor Nasir, who teaches in the biomedical engineering program with Meyer, is the co-principal investigator. Faculty at Western New England University and Kettering University will collaborate on the research project.

The grant is from the Kern Family Foundation of Waukesha, Wisc. LTU is a member of the Kern Entrepreneur Education Network (KEEN).

The consumer electronics industry is rapidly introducing new sensors and data-logging systems that enable individuals to gain insights into their personal health and wellness through quantification and tracking of a variety of biomedical measures. Social networks such as Facebook and the fitness industry are also embracing the opportunities created by the “Quantified Self” social movement, according to Meyer.

The Kern Foundation grant will support the development of class modules that draw on “Quantified Self” metrics while focusing on the entrepreneurial skills of opportunity, problem definition, and communication. Innovative teaching best practice techniques of Active and Collaborative Learning (ACL) and Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL) will be used to develop multi-disciplinary, multi-level modules that address many of KEEN’s desired outcomes for students.

“This proposal aims to introduce these exciting trends to students at various academic levels of engineering undergraduate programs,” Meyer said.

Meyer is creating a module for his spring semester course, Biomedical Best Practices, and. Nasir is creating a module for his spring semester course, “Biomedical Device Design, which is related to this topic and entrepreneurial engineering. They will measure the impact on students through quizzes and surveys before and after the modules. During the summer Meyer and Nasir will work with professors at Kettering, and Western New England universities to create additional modules related to this topic that would be introduced in other courses. The courses will be designed for all four undergraduate years and will cover mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and physiology courses. “We will then take the data from the different courses and all the modules that were developed and share that information with KEEN members and at conferences,” Meyer said.

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The National Science Foundation funded Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) wrote this to us and attached the following flyer:

I am writing to inform you that the National Science Foundation funded Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will offer a summer(June 17-August 22) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus in 2014. Students in the program will have the opportunity to participate in innovative research at the neural interface, as well as to attend special sessions on ethics, communication skills, laboratory safety and other selected topics.  At the end of the 10 week program students will present their work to the CSNE community in a research symposium.  Details about the program and application materials can be found at http://csne-erc.org/education/summer-research-programs.  We expect this to be a valuable experience for undergraduate students and I hope that you will encourage students in your department to apply.


Lise Johnson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dept. of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington
University Education Manager
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering


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To find out more visit this link:
http://www.ewh.org/programs/summer-institute/14-general/462-summer-institute-info-sessions EWHSummerInstitute1EWHSummerInstitute2EWHSummerInstitute3

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