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Research Engineer in Biomechanical Engineering

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Opportunity: A 1-year full-time contract (renewable) as a research engineer in biomechanical and biomaterials engineering at the Lawson Research Institute located in Victoria Hospital, London, ON, Canada (www.lawsonresearch.com), which is affiliated with Western University (www.uwo.ca)

Research Context: The research engineer will work in a new 300 sq.ft. laboratory fully equipped with Instron testers, a strain gage system, a thermographic stress analysis system, computers for CAD modeling and finite element analysis, and other instrumentation. The research engineer will report directly to Dr. Emil Schemitsch (orthopaedic surgeon) and Dr. Radovan Zdero (biomechanical engineer).

Research Topics: Measuring bone mechanical properties; stress analysis of orthopaedic implants for joint replacement and fracture fixation; spine biomechanics; and developing new biomaterials.

Research Tasks: Mechanical testing; CAD modeling; finite element analysis; data analysis; assisting with writing journal articles; and assisting with writing research funding applications.

Background Skills: BEng/BASc or MEng/MASc in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent; experience with mechanical testing, CAD modeling, and finite element analysis will be helpful, but not mandatory; excellent English language skills (reading, writing, speaking).

Start Date: Review of applications will begin immediately with a start date of Sept 1, 2017, or soon after. Position will remain open until filled. Only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Applications: Send a cover letter, full CV, and contact info for 3 references (combined into a single PDF document) to:

Dr. Radovan Zdero, PhD, CEng, MIMechE
radovan.zdero@lhsc.on.ca

 

2017 Research Day

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Four BME students were recipients of the Presidential Undergraduate Research Award and presented their research findings at the 2017 LTU Research Day on Friday April 7th, 2017. The undergraduate research projects ranged in different areas:

  • Microscopy (Angélica Guardia)
  • Biosensing (Aimee Tomlinson)IMG_0356
  • Continuous monitoring (Marquise Walker)
  • EMG Pattern Recognition (Daniel Moscoso)IMG_0357

BME Department takes pride in having students that engage in faculty mentored, independent research projects while maintaining a full course load. Congratulations!

Students interested in research experience should contact BME faculty.
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Microfluidics Symposium 2017 – University of Michigan

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The Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program (MBSTP) is a National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) funding training program that supports an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training that emphasizes biomedical microfluidics.

Every year they hold a symposium at University of Michigan focusing on Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip devices. This year’s symposium is on May 3rd, 2017 and the guest speaker is Dr. Stephen Quake (Stanford), who is a highly respected research scientist in this area. There is also a student poster session. The event is highly recommended from any BME students interested in learning about graduate research.

Please see the flyer for more details and how to register

Research Seminar – Friday 24th, 2017

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NSF Summer Research at Cleveland State University

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Rehabilitation Engineering at Cleveland State University
A Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates
June 4 – August 11, 2017

If you are an undergraduate student interested in creating and using technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities, this program is for you. This is an opportunity to explore a career path that is meaningful and significant and touches lives. We are looking for students at all undergraduate levels majoring in engineering, computer science, or a related area.

You will be immersed in a community of undergraduate researchers, graduate students, engineering mentors, health care professionals, and, most importantly, people with disabilities. Together you will work on research projects to restore movement to people with paralyzed arms, develop new prosthetic legs, help improve balance in older adults, and explore the mechanics of injured joints. For ten weeks during the summer you will live at Cleveland State University and work in research labs at CSU and in hospitals in Cleveland.

Benefits include:

  • personal interaction with people with disabilities
  • participation in cutting edge rehabilitation research
  • membership in a supporting research community
  • one on one mentoring
  • help preparing for graduate school applications or a job search
  • opportunity to travel to and present your research at an academic conference
  • $5000 stipend
  • free room and meal plan
  • free travel to and from Cleveland

For more details please visit
https://www.csuohio.edu/engineering/recsu/

To apply for the program please visit
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/recsu/

SB3C Conference

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SB3C (Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport) conference is in Tuscon AZ from June 21-24, 2017. Students involved in research projects are highly encouraged to submit abstracts. Please contact your advisors.


1. BS-Level Student Paper Competition!  We recognize that the mid-January deadline can be problematic for undergraduate researchers, and will accept BS-Level Student Paper Competition entries through February 15th.  Note that this is only for the BS-Level entries; the deadline for the MS- and PhD-Level competition is the same as regular abstract submission.
Learn More About the Student Paper Competition

2. No presubmission required for the Undergraduate Design Competition!
Students entering the Undergraduate Design Competition no longer need to submit an intent-to-submit by the regular abstract deadline. They will only submit a final abstract by February 15, 2017 through the OASIS system.

3. Diversity Travel Award Application – Available Now!
The Diversity Travel Award applications are due by February 15, 2017 with expected notification of recipients near the time of abstract acceptance.

 

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Progream

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The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN.

NREIP provided competitive research internships to approximately 590 college students last summer. Participating students spend ten weeks during the summer conducting research at approximately 36 DoN laboratories.

NREIP’s Online Application closes on November 30, 2016! Apply Here!

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) – Summer 2017

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National Science Foundation funded Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) will offer a summer (June 13-August 18) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2017 at University of Washington at Seattle. 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. (CNSE REU)

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/content/research-experience-undergraduates

There are many other universities that offer REU experiences during summer and you can search for them here.

Interested students should email the contacts listed for each site directly. These programs are excellent experience for anyone but especially students who are interested in graduate research. Most programs provide a stipend as well as support for travel and housing.

Taubman Complex Progress

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As we make our way through summer we move closer to the opening of the newest building on campus, the Taubman Complex. The Taubman Complex was designed with Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) in mind as it aims to bring together biomedical engineering, robotics, life sciences and architectural engineering under one roof. The building will feature new lab spaces and studio classrooms to build upon the idea of theory and practice.

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The move in date for the Taubman Complex is set for July 5, 2016. As the day approaches construction is starting to wind down as they move closer to completion and begin stocking it with equipment and furniture.  Be sure to check out some of the sneak peek photos posted below.

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Annual Research Day (April 8th,2016)

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Research Day celebrates the incredible breadth of research being conducted across Lawrence Technological University. On the day faculty and students present research activities in presentations and posters. This is a great way to learn about the research process and find projects that you want to be involved in.

All BME students who have been involved in directed research projects over summer or during regular school year, are required highly encouraged to submit an abstract. This will not only pad your resumes but also give you some valuable presentation practice. The abstracts are due with March 25th and you should work with your research mentor on abstract preparation.

http://www.ltu.edu/provosts_office/call_for_abstracts.asp

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