Hear technical talks by Jacobs School of Engineering faculty, who are applying engineering to advance medicine and creating innovations for life.

Technical Breakouts: Session One (3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Technical Breakouts: Session Two (3:45 - 4:30 p.m.)

Technical Breakouts: Session One


  • Dr. Shu Chien

    Perspectives and Opportunities of "Engineering in Medicine"

    In the 21st century, the highest priority in people's mind is health. Innovations in health sciences and healthcare delivery, as well as the analysis of vast amounts of biomedical data, require the application of new concepts and technologies in engineering. Integrative of engineering and medicine provides exciting opportunities for the generation of new insights into the mechanisms of physiological regulation in health and the development of innovative methods for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of important human diseases, thus enabling the advancement of health and quality of life of people.

    Location: Price Center

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Yu Hwa Lo

    Lab-on-a-Chip Microfluidics: A platform technology that may transform health care

    Microfluidics, a technology that started 15 years ago, has shown promise to transform medicine and health care. By reducing the entire medical instrument to a microfluidic chip and integrating microfluidics with electronics and photonics, Prof. Lo demonstrated how a new generation of point-of-care system can shift the technology paradigm of 21st century health care.

    Location: Price Center

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Alison L. Marsden

    Virtual Surgery and Device Design for Pediatric Heart Patients

    Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of death due to birth defects, affecting approximately 1 out of every 100 births in the United States. Prof. Marsden will present recent work on the development of virtual simulation tools to assist in the design process for both cardiovascular surgery and devices for pediatric heart disease patients.

    Location: Price Center

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Technical Breakouts: Session Two

Computer Science and Engineering

  • Nuno Bandeira

    The Computational Engine of Proteomics Discoveries

    The ongoing quest for understanding the cellular role of proteins is riddled with Bioinformatics computational puzzles whose solutions could dramatically affect health care, bioenergy and biotechnology overall. Prof. Bandeira will explore the algorithmic framework enabling world-wide daily analysis of millions of proteins and discuss the challenges ahead for next-generation computational proteomics.

    Location: Price Center

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  • Liangfang Zhang

    Antimicrobial Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Bacterial Infections

    The application of nanotechnology to medicine concerns the use of precisely engineered materials at sub-100nm length scale to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic modalities. Herein Prof. Zhang will report some recent findings and ongoing research in his laboratory regarding developing unique nanotechnology platforms for antimicrobial drug delivery to treat bacterial infections.

    Location: Price Center

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Structural Engineering

  • Yuri Bazilevs

    High-Fidelity Patient-Specific Cardiovascular Modeling

    In recent years there has been significant advances in the fields of medical imaging, finite element mesh generation, computational methods for coupled multiphysics problems, and high-performance computing. In his presentation Prof. Bazilevs will show how these advances enable the development of high-fidelity simulation methods and software tools to assess the risk of onset and progression of cardiovascular disease in individual patients.

    Location: Price Center

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