BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME Weekly

April 19, 2019
April 12, 2019

BME Department News

Welcome New Faculty

BME is excited to welcome our new faculty!
Dr. Millie Sullivan is now a joint faculty with BME.
Dr. Julie Kohn will be joining us July 1st as a new assistant professor. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania.
Dr. Ashutosh Khandha will transition from temporary faculty to assistant professor Sept 1st.
Dr. Joshua Cashaback will be joining us beginning Jan 1st as an assistant professor. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Calgary

2019 NSF GRFP Awards

Congratulations to UD BME-affiliated students and alumni!

NSF GRFP Awardees:                  Honorable Mention:

Erica Comber (BME ’17)                             Maggie Billingsley (BME ’18)
Kelly Kempski (BME ’19)                            Rachel O’Sullivan (BME ’19)
Isabel Navarro (CMBE ’19)                        Amanda Studnicki (BME ’18)
Laurel Schappell (BME ’19)                       Megan Dang (current PhD)
Cedric Whitney (BME ’17)

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME 2019 Spring Graduate Seminar Symposium – Was held in DBI on Friday, April 19th.  Eleven talks were presented with speakers from year two to postdocs. Afterwards there was a celebration of yearly awards.
  • GSG ForumBetter Together: Mobilizing a Community of Scholars –  Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • GSG GalaMay 10th

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBCB Seminar

Lukasz Bugaj, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, April 15, 2019
3:30 pm – 307 ISE
Understanding Cell Signal Perception Via High-Throughput Optogenetics

2019 Graduation Information is now available!
See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

Career Corner

Careers in STEM Lunch: Academia vs. Industry – Sponsored by WiE

Who: Open to all Graduate Students
What: Industrial/Academic Careers in STEM
Where: Perkins Student Center, Gallery
When: April 23rd 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Please RSVP

Link to Life Science – Communicating for Success

Who: Those interested in connecting and collaborating with the life science industry including graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals.
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
When: April 25th  5:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/april-2019-link-to-life-science/

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event

Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Summer Social for Life Scientists

What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 5, 2019

BME in the News

BME Students are notices with Women of Promise Award

PhD graduate student, Grace McIlvain is one of the women who has received the 2019 Women of Promise award which has recognized exceptional female students at UD.

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

16th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium

Presented by Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER)
Keynote Lecture: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley
Engineering solutions to optimize mobility after joint replacement
When: Wed, April 17th
8:30 am – 3:45 pm. – Star Campus
Registration Deadline: April 5th, 2019

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

MSEG Seminar

Huili Grace Xing, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE
High Performance Electronics for Communication, Power Management, and Beyond

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
“The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly”

CBE Seminar

Kaushal Rege, Arizona State University
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 am – 102 Colburn
Aminoglycoside-derived Molecular and Cellular Technologies for Accelerated Discovery Platforms

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 29, 2019

BME in the News

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology
Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge

Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Regeneron has an open position for an entry level Ph.D. with a background in protein biochemistry and protein purification. The position would include, amongst other things, process characterization of different unit operations for the purification of monoclonal antibodies, including (but not limited to) liquid chromatography, normal filtration, and tangential flow filtration.   Go to:  https://careers.regeneron.com/; Search for posting: 16131BR; the title of the position is: Process Scientist

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs
When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)
For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000
For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Can be found on BME Weekly of March 22

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 22, 2019

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Congratulations

Postdoctoral researcher, Shantanu Pradhan, from John Slater’s lab has been offered an Assistant Professor position from IIT Madras. Congratulations Shantanu!

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

Other Departmental Events

CBST Seminar

Joshua Katz, DuPont Pharma Excipients
Monday, March 25, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
“Novel Excipients for Liquid Stabilization of Protein Pharmaceuticals”

IEC Seminar

Koffi Yao, Mechanical Engineering, UD
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 11:00 am – IEC Seminar Room 115
“Quantifying lithium concentration gradients n the graphite electrode of Li-ion cells using operando energy dispersive X-ray diffraction”

CBE Seminar

Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 am – 102 CLB
“A Sense of Balance: Development of Metabolic Pathway Balancing Approaches for the Production of High Value Chemicals in Recombinant E.coli”

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more,  http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Undergrad and Grad Scholarship Opportunity

Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is offering scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to sophomores and above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Mathematics or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
For more information see the attached application due May 31st.

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)

For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000

For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Dear colleagues,

Since there is so much happening in the next few weeks, I’m keeping the format of this email very simple so you can click through to read more depending on what interests you. Below are 4 categories: workshops, funding (including a new investment fund  – DISI First Fund – here in Delaware!), events, and Startup Village. Be sure to scroll all the way down!

Workshops

  • Sizing Your Opportunity: Markets and Competition

When: April 2, 1-3pm at the VDC
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Markets

  • Pitch Coaching

When: April 4, 10am-1pm at DTP@STAR
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Pitch

Funding

  • Delaware Bioscience Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept grant ($50,000): March 31st

https://cat.dbi.udel.edu/grantsEPoC.php

  • Delaware Innovation Space FastPass ($50,000 in kind): March 31st

https://gust.com/programs/dupont-fastpass-at-the-delaware-innovation-space-competition

  • Apply to BIO I-Corps (free admission to BIO): April 15th

https://innovation.unh.edu/icorps/i-corps-bio-entrepreneurship-workshop

  • University City Science Center QED Proof-of-Concept Program ($200,000): May 15th

https://sciencecenter.org/discover/qed

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program ($250K/550K): July 10th

https://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/pfi/apply.jsp

Events

  • Science Center QED Info Session: March 29, 9-10am

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qed-proof-of-concept-program-info-session-tickets-58319216346

  • Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit: April 10th

http://business.ncccc.com/events/details/2nd-annual-delaware-entrepreneurial-summit-3087

  • Chemical Ventures Conference: April 23-24th

https://www.aiche.org/conferences/chemical-ventures-conference/2019

  • Hen Hatch: April 30th

https://www.udel.edu/research-innovation/horn/venture-support/hen-hatch/

Startup Village
Sign up with the advisors below here: www.udel.edu/startupvillage

  • March 27 | 10am-1pm – Specializes in government grants and contracts: Lou Dinetta – signup via Fundraising link
  • March 27 | 9am-1pm – Intellectual Property Attorney: Chris Halliday – sign up via Legal link
  • March 28 | 9am-12pm – Specializes in Lean Manufacturing: Rustyn Stoops – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link
  • March 29 | 10am-12pm – Specializes in Prototyping: Anna Solomon – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link

Best regards,
Christina Pellicane
Director, Commercialization Programs

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578