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The Bioengineering Seminar Series

Join us for the Bioengineering Seminar Series, which brings experts from around the country to campus to discuss their recent findings. Everyone is welcome!

Seminars are held Fridays, 9:00 a.m.—9:50 a.m., in the Pepco Room (1105) of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, unless otherwise noted.

Questions? Want to meet the speaker? Please contact Assistant Professor Christopher Jewell (cmjewell@umd.edu).

You can find all of these seminars, as well as others of potential interest, on our events calendar.

Fall 2015

Dates, titles and abstracts will be added as they are scheduled and received.
Last updated 11/9/15.

Date
Speaker
Host
September 4


Department Welcome
William E. Bentley
Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Professor and Chair
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
 

 
September 11

DISTINGUISHED GUEST SEMINAR

Systems Tissue Engineering
Lonnie Shea
Professor and William & Valerie Hall Chair
Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan

Abstract »

 
Jewell
September 18


Magnetic Control of Therapy to Hard-to-Reach Disease Targets
Ben Shapiro
Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland

Abstract »

 

Jewell

September 25


Activity and diversity of biofilm bacteria involved in enhanced bioremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyls
Birthe Veno Kjellerup
Assistant Professor, Pedro E. Wasmer Professor in Engineering
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Maryland

Abstract »
 

Bentley 
October 2

 


DISTINGUISHED GUEST SEMINAR

Translation of microneedles for drug and vaccine delivery into the clinic
Mark Prausnitz
Regents' Professor, Love Family Professor in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Center for Drug Design, Development and Delivery
Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract »
 

Jewell
October 9 No seminar scheduled - BMES Meeting  
October 16


Mechanical Signaling in Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
Adam Engler
Associate Professor
Bioengineering
University of California-San Diego

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Stroka
October 23


Nanoparticles in liquid crystals, and liquid crystals in nanoparticles
Juan de Pablo
Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering
Institute of Molecular Engineering
University of Chicago

Matysiak

October 26
12:30 p.m.


*SPECIAL SEMINAR*
Please note date and time.

Alternative Micro/Nanoscale 3D Printing Methods for Biology
Ryan D. Sochol
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland

Abstract »

Jewell
October 30


Do biological cells care about physics?
Jochen Guck
Alexander von Humboldt Professor
Cellular Mechanics, Biotechnology Center
Dresden University of Technology

Abstract »
 

Scarcelli
November 6


Non-supine sleeping positions as a potential risk factor for individuals with glaucoma: simulations and experimental data
Alison Flatau
Professor
Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland

Abstract »
 

Bentley
November 13


TRPV4 mechanotransduction in cell differentiation
Shaik Rahaman
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition & Food Science
University of Maryland

Abstract »
 

Aranda-Espinoza

November 20


Improved methods for designing, evolving and selecting antibodies
Peter Tessier
Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Associate Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Abstract »

 

Jay
November 27


No seminar scheduled - Thanksgiving break

 
December 4
GRADUATE STUDENT CHOICE SEMINAR

Biopolymer Conjugates for Production of Responsive Biomaterials
Kristi Kiick
Professor and Deputy Dean of Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Delaware

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December 11


Brillouin microscopy to image tissue and cell mechanical properties
Giuliano Scarcelli
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland

Abstract »

Jewell