Exodynamics Seminar 4/24/15 11-12pm in M218

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Dan Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, Acting CEO of Exodynamics

Dr. Dan Johnson is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master’s in Science and PhD in Engineering. An avid inventor, biomedical researcher and mechatronic designer, he has extensive laboratory skills (biological and engineering) and helped in the founding of the UM Medical Innovation Center (MIC). His doctoral work revolved around the invention of a powered exoskeleton for the lumbar spine, which he is now working to commercialize through his company – Exodynamics. Dr. Johnson’s research interests include biomechanics and mechatronics, and he also teaches undergraduate engineering design at University of Michigan.

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BME Professors Host Faculty Workshop

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During the past year Dr.  Meyer and Dr.  Nasir have used Quantied-Self (QS), a popular social movement that uses technology to record data on all aspects of people’s lives (diet, exercise, sleep, insulin levels, etc.) to weave entrepreneurship into the biomedical engineering curriculum.

On Friday, April 24, 2015 they are hosting a faculty workshop that will cover the methodology for implementation of entrepreneurial minded learning in specific examples of course modules. Other faculty from LTU and Kettering University that have used the QS theme in their classes will also share their experiences.



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New Student Employment Position: Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory

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Job Type: Undergraduate Assistant – Summer (20+ hrs/wk) EBLlogo

Lab Information: Experimental Biomechanics Laboratory – The goal of our laboratory is to advance experimental biomechanics understanding by providing practical training to engineering and medical students and advancing the boundary of knowledge through applied basic science research. To achieve these goals we combine in vivo testing of human and animal subjects with cadaver and surrogate in vitro models to understand injury mechanisms and predict failure risk. Finally, our lab collaborates with clinicians to develop preventative and regenerative treatments for soft tissue damage and degeneration.

Educational Level: At least 60 credits towards a Bachelors Degree in Biomedical, Mechanical, or Robotics Engineering, or related discipline at LTU. Experience with workshop fabrication and biomechanics is preferred.

Job Responsibilities: Work with the Director, LTU technical staff, other graduate and undergraduate assistants as well as external physicians and industry representatives to further our academic research and applied projects in a dynamic and expanding environment. The applicant will be self-motivated and able to accept the challenge of this environment and represent themselves and the EBL to their utmost capabilities.

Assist in specimen preparation and mechanical testing data collection in the laboratory for multiple concurrent studies and provide proper documentation and organization of the collected data.

Build, test and maintain laboratory equipment to ensure reliability and validity of the data collection processes.

Assist in professional communication, such as abstract and report preparation.

Application Process: Please submit a resume with your educational experience, related work experience, fabrication and/or computer skills, and professional goals to emeyer@ltu.edu. Following our internal selection process, qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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BME Presentations and Posters at LTU Research Day 2015

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Lawrence Technological University’s Research Day is an annual event held to bring faculty and students together to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research. This year, the Biomedical Engineering department had three presentations and three posters on display for Research Day 2015.

Presentations given:

“Gait Analysis for Early Fall Prediction”
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Akram AlSamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Lindsay Petku, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Increased Primary Stability and Bone-Implant Contact with a Novel Osteotomy Preparation Technique Termed Osseodensification”
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Salah Huwais, DDS, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Application of Piezoelectric Polymer Film to Sensing and Actuation within Microfluidic Systems”
Michael Moeller, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Mansoor Nasir, PhD, Assist Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
James A. Mynderse, PhD, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Posters on display:

“Additive Manufacturing as a Viable Alternative for Production of Stainless Steel Tools”
Kevin Mozurkewich, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Effect of Industrial Projectile Impact on a Surrogate Head-Form: Implications for Industrial Work Injuries”
Akram Alsamarae, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Brian Weaver, BS Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
Stephanie Rossman, Doctor of Engineering Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

“Novel Design of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention Brace”
Daniel Greenshields, MS in Mechanical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Rachel Porter, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Justin Killewald, BS in Biomedical Engineering Candidate, College of Engineering
Eric Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit

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The 58th Annual Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD) was held from March 10 through March 14, 2015 in the Michigan Hall of the Cobo Conference Exhibition Center in downtown Detroit. The Biomedical Engineering Department’s very own Dr. Nasir was one of the judges.

Dr. Nasir Judging

The judges had the opportunity to view and evaluate a number of exhibits, especially some interesting projects in areas pertinent to IEEE fields of interest. The judges and the high school students in the Senior Division had the pleasure to interface and discuss in depth some of the principles, scientific techniques, engineering approach, experimental results and applications pertinent to the projects.

Dr. Mansoor Nasir

Spring Engineering and Technology Job Fair 2015 – 4/13/15

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April 13, 2015
2:00 – 7:00 pm
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi                                                                                                                                                            46100 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI 48374

This year’s Engineering and Technology Job Fair will feature more than 40 of Michigan’s top engineering, technology and management companies hiring for full or part-time positions, internships and co-op opportunities. Some of the companies include DENSO, DTE Energy, Link Engineering, Magna Powertrain, Michigan Department of Transportation and many others.

ESD Members: Free*
Non ESD Members: $20 – Registration includes a one-year membership to ESD. Offer good for new, first-time members only.

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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.

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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: http://bmes.org/coulter

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.


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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: http://bmes.org/abstract

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: http://bmes.org/undergrad_design_comp

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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 www.usajobs.gov under a search for Biomedical Engineer or through this link. The application is officially open until March 9th.

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