Dr. Michael Daniele has been elected as a Senior Member of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only on those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Dr. Daniele, jointly appointed between BME and NC State’s ECE department, more than meets this requirement and is very highly regarded for his innovative and collaborative research. Congratulations, Michael!
One in blue, one in red. The graduation picture of Tim and David Calhoun, the father-son duo who attended the BME program together, will certainly be a talking point for years to come. David knew he wanted to go down the biomedical path early in life, but it took his father Tim a near-death experience to realize his passion for the subject. Fast-forward a few years, and the duo has now turned their tassels together- even though David was wearing blue, and Tim wearing red. Their story has been so inspiring for the community that local ABC News and NC State University have both run features abou…
BME graduate students are making waves at NC State! Yue Lu has been selected to receive a 2018 NCSU Distinguished Dissertation Award, which recognizes the scholarly contributions of NC State doctoral students in their dissertation projects. Yuqi Zhang has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 College of Engineering Early Doctoral Research Achievement Award. These awards highlight original and innovative work and are only presented to a small cohort of students each year. Congratulations Yue and Yuqi, and great work!
Dr. Zhen Gu has been selected by the Biomaterials Science Editorial Board to receive the 2018 Biomaterials Science Lectureship award! This award honors a younger scientist who has made a significant contribution to the field of biomaterials science. In addition to the award, Dr. Gu has been invited to present a lecture at the European Conference on Biomaterials in Maastricht, Netherlands, in September. His work will also appear on the cover of a future issue of the journal. Way to go, Zhen!
Each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame holds scientific summer camps for students K-6 who are enthusiastic about innovation. This year’s favorite project seems to be the “Optibot” robot project, expressly labeled by the NIHF as having been inspired by Fran Ligler’s work on optical biosensors. The Optibot will follow paths laid out by the students using optical sensor technology, giving them a chance to get hands-on experience. Fran explains the project in more detail in an NIFH Education video found here.
BME graduate student Stephanie Cone has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Horizon Award by the UNC Graduate School. The award recognizes outstanding graduate student research that holds extremely high potential for making a significant contribution to the educational, economic, physical, social or cultural well-being of North Carolina citizens and beyond. The Horizon/Impact Awards Selection Committee, comprised of faculty from across the UNC campus, chose Stephanie’s project, “Understanding How Pediatric ACL Injuries Are Different, Toward Better Treatment” due to its exceptional quality…