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Fischell, Robert E.

Fischell, Robert E.

Professor of Practice
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
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Researchers Work to Develop Custom Conformal N95 Masks

Researchers are working to address the critical supply of N95 respirators resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

Researchers Aim to Sterilize N95 Masks for Reuse

Researchers working around the clock to ease the impact of supply shortages on hospitals, care facilities

Engineers Create Solutions for a Crisis

Labs Pivot to Produce, Distribute Hand Sanitizer, Surgical Masks

Accepting Fischell Institute/IBBR Travel Fellowship Applications

This fellowship is available to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers working with IBBR/REFI mentors.

NCC-PDI, MedTech Innovator Accepting Pitches for 2020 Competition

Applications are open now for the March 23 first round pitch event.

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Accepting Fischell Institute/IBBR Travel Fellowship Applications

The semi-annual fellowship is open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with IBBR/REFI mentors.

UMD Researchers Develop Technique to Advance Cell-Based Systems

Autonomous coordination of cell subpopulations highlighted in Nature Communications.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

Scarcelli Receives Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

BIOE assistant professor recognized for optics research.

Jewell Named Minta Martin Professor

BIOE associate professor recognized for significant scholarly contributions.

Taking Aim at Blood Infections

Researchers develop micro-scale device to analyze bacteria in human blood using single-cell Raman spectrometry

Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

UMD researchers developed a technique to drive teams of bacteria to work together autonomously.

DoD Awards $1M to Develop Portable Medical Sensors

Redox information may hold key to rapidly diagnosing disease

Jewell Named Presidential Early Career Award Recipient

BIOE associate professor and associate chair recognized for immune engineering research and STEM outreach.

Jewell Lab Awarded Two NIH R01 Bioengineering Research Grants

BIOE Associate Professor Christopher Jewell now backed by four active NIH R01 grants.

BIOE Capstone Class Presents 20 Novel Projects

Student projects include novel pediatric medical devices, a hemofiltration system, and a tracheostomy device.

Clyne, Jewell Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

BIOE faculty awarded one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical/biological engineer.

Study Outlines Targeted Treatment Option for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research team explores nanotechnology-based therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancer.

State and University Officials Celebrate Launch of Biomedical Device Institute

University of Maryland establishes Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices to propel advancements in human health.

FDA Awards $5 Million to Pediatric Device Consortium

National Capital Consortium co-led by Children's National and University of Maryland

M-CERSI Cooperative Agreement Grant Renewed by Food and Drug Administration

Latest renewal allows for up to $5 million per year over five years.

Jewell Named AIChE 2018 NSEF Young Investigator, Owens Corning Recipient

BIOE associate professor recognized for research at interface of immunology and engineering.

‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactors

The marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.

Bridging the Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

UMD researchers receive $1.5 M NSF grant to develop first-of-kind bioelectronics.

Schultheis, Researchers Investigate Low-Cost Pulse Oximeters

Fischell Institute, Walter Reed research tool used to measure the oxygen level of the blood.

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

Research collaboration sheds light on bacteria response to sugar metabolism

UMD Researchers Point to Future of Engineered Immune Tissues

Jewell Lab review article featured as Nature Materials cover story.

Gemstone Team Investigates New Techniques to Treat Burns

Gemstone Honors group explores biocompatible hydrogel fabrication for use at point of care.

Jewell Awarded $1.4 Million NIH Grant for Novel Multiple Sclerosis Research

BIOE professor works to advance study of immunology.

UMD Welcomes East China University of Science and Technology 

ECUST Vice President Changsheng Liu Visits College Park

UMD Hosts Materials Genome Initiative Principal Investigator Meeting

270 scientists and policymakers gather to enhance U.S. competitiveness in STEM.

Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot Raises the Bar on Surgery Precision

The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot has performed better at cutting soft tissue and stitching it up than experienced surgeons.

Fischell Institute Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

Clark School seniors encouraged to apply for Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship by Feb. 28.

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters, monitor and treat biofilms.

University of Maryland Dedicates A. James Clark Hall

Clark Hall transforms region's biotech corridor.

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut

Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections.

BIOE Capstone 2017: Projects Focus on Pediatric Care, Physical Therapy, Pulmonary Tumors, and More

BIOE hosted it's largest-ever Capstone Design competition on May 10th, 2017.

BIOE, Fischell Institute Faculty Make Strong Showing at Invention of the Year Awards

UMD honors exceptional inventions with potential to influence science, society, and the free market.

Government, Industry, Academia Representatives Collaborate to Advance Medical Device Innovation in Maryland

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, RTI International draw capacity crowd to March 7th event.

Bentley, Payne Featured in The Conversation

Distinguished University Professor William Bentley publishes piece on using electricity to control gene expression.

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes

System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.

UMD Key Partner in New National Institute for Innovation of Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals

$250 million dollar investment will advance leadership in pharmaceutical manufacturing

Bentley Named Distinguished University Professor

Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering founding chair recognized with university's highest academic honor conferred upon faculty.

White Named University of Maryland 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

BIOE associate chair and director of undergraduate studies honored during 21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation.

Fisher Lab Researchers Examine Novel Method for 3-D Printing of Biodegradable Vascular Grafts

BioE researchers’ findings published in Advancing Healthcare Materials.

NCC-PDI Pediatric Device Competition Now Accepting Proposals From Medical Device Innovators

$250,000 to be awarded to five innovations at third annual National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) Competition.

BioE Researchers Develop Nano-guided Cell Networks as Conveyors of Molecular Communication

BioE Professor and Founding Chair William Bentley’s research group publishes Nature Communications paper.

Fisher Named Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Dr. John P. Fisher to succeed Dr. William E. Bentley as department chair, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

Sensing Drugged Driving: Fischell Researchers Receive SBIR for Roadside Drug Test

Diagnostic anSERS Inc. awarded $150,000 NSF grant to develop paper-based test to identify drivers under the influence of illegal drugs.

BioE Capstone 2015: New Projects Focus on Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Injury Rehabilitation, and More

Neonatal acoustic protection device takes first place in annual design competition.

Bentley Featured in Science Update Podcast

Podcast focuses on bioengineers’ work creating bacteria that can act as smart drug delivery machines.

Bentley Contributes to The Scientist Report on Bacterial Signaling in the GI Tract

BioE Chair discusses how a bacterial signaling molecule could promote healthy gut microbiota.

A New Era in Human Health Innovation

A. James Clark Hall made possible in part by the generosity of two benefactors.

Second Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Competition Awards $250,000

National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI) recognizes five innovators.

Andorko Receives Future of Science Fund Scholarship at Keystone Symposia Vaccine Meeting

BioE Ph.D. candidate recognized by leading immunologists during Keystone Symposia event.

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

UMD Researchers Bridge Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

“Electronic modulation of biochemical signal generation” published in Nature Nanotechnology

International research partnership leads to major publication on controlling living cells with artificial cells

Research could lead to medical therapies carried out by nonliving, artificial cells.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Regulatory Science Competition Winners Present Concepts to FDA

UMD and UR competition winners present competition concepts to the FDA.

Dr. Fischell Awarded Inaugural ECEDHA Industry Award

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association recognized Dr. Robert Fischell.

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

Bentley Receives ACS BIOT’s Marvin J. Johnson Award

American Chemical Society recognizes professor for contributions to the field of biotechnology.

Kofinas Receives Clark School Faculty Service Award

Professor recognized for contributions to administrative and educational programs.

BioE Holds 7th Fischell Festival (VIDEO)

Annual event highlights engineering's increasing role in medicine.

Fischell Department of Bioengineering to Host 7th Fischell Festival

Annual event invites everyone to learn more about biomedical engineering.

M-CERSI Day Highlights Regulatory Science

Second annual showcase event held by University of Maryland's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation.

Bentley Elected ACS Fellow

BioE chair recognized for research and service.

Shapiro Promoted to Full Professor

Interdisciplinary professor known for work in control systems, MEMS.

BioE Capstone 2013: New Products Focus on Diagnostics, Physical Therapy and More

Students' inventions address needs ranging from home care to ICU.

4 BioE Grad Students Win UMD Distinguished TA Awards

Ferlin, Ganesan, Lin and Manthe recognized by Center for Teaching Excellence.

Maryland Exchange with Italian University Boosts Research on Artificial Cells

Bioengineering grad student part of international effort to use messages sent by synthetic cells to guide natural cell activity.

Diagnostic anSERS Takes 3rd and UMD Prize at Cupid's Cup Finals

Startup wins $10,000, plans to scale up manufacturing.

Diagnostic anSERS Heads to Cupid's Cup Finals

Printed sensors team to vie for $70,000 in April.

New Microfluidic Device Could Speed Drug Evaluation

Meyer wins Bioscience Day Poster division for work on device capable of separating, testing distinct areas of same biofilm.

Diagnostic anSERS Pitches Dingman...and Wins!

BioE startup company wins funding for paper-based sensor product.

Choi Named 2012 Fischell Fellow

Bioengineering graduate student studies imaging, simulations.

Tackling Head Injuries

Bioengineering team has created device that could prevent concussions.

Partnership with UM School of Medicine Yields New Start-Up

Students' Wesk Medical LLC to improve drug delivery.

FDA Leaders, Industry Call for Major Strides in Regulatory Science at UM CERSI Day

Over 150 government, industry, academic representatives attend new center's showcase event.

Capstone 2012: Innovations in Emergency Medicine, Diagnostic Tools, Physical Therapy, and More

BioE seniors present an array of new devices for improving health and safety.

Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections

Deutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.

Bacteria Programmed to Re-Create UMD Logo

Feat part of larger body of Clark School research into preventing infections.

FDA Awards UM a New Center for Regulatory Science

Center will pilot ways universities can help improve how drugs and medical devices are evaluated.

"Bacterial Dirigibles" Emerge as Next-Generation Disease Fighters

Programmable bacteria cut out the middle-man, producing medicine in the body where needed.

Bentley, Payne Receive USM Regents' Awards for Nano-, Biodevice Work

Professors recognized for exemplary scholarship and research.

Kids Learn How Biomedical Imaging Could Save Transplant Patients' Lives

Chen Group demonstrates optical coherence tomography at USA Science and Engineering Festival.

Fischell Shows Students How to Succeed in Biomedical Device Design

Inventor discusses new technology, entrepreneurship, personal philosophy.

BioE Hosts Teachers in NSF-Sponsored Program

Summer workshop will improve K-12 engineering, math education.

BioE Major Addresses Spring 2010 Graduates

Allon Meizlik chosen to speak at Commencement.

2010 Fischell Festival Recap, Video Now Online

Watch surgery and learn about entrepreneurship, senior design projects, and research.

BioE Affiliate, Collaborator Named Director of ISR

Ghodssi to take office October 1.

Fischell Festival Video Now Online

See seminars, lectures, surgery, design projects, and more!

Bioengineering Holds 3rd Annual Fischell Festival

Guests see endoscopic cardiothoracic procedure; 2009 Fischell Fellow announced.

Sweet Named 2009 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student developing oral chemotherapy drug delivery system.

Bentley, Kofinas Teams Are $75K Competition Finalists

Proposed new ventures include drug-screening, blood clotting inventions.

Fischell Wins President's Distinguished Alumnus Award

Alumnus, benefactor honored for achievements in biotechnology.

Stephan Koev wins MEMS Alliance best poster award

Poster highlights research on optical microcantilever sensors for liquid samples.

Raghavan, Dowling's "Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

Fischell Invention Profiled by FOX News

Implantable AngelMed Guardian predicts heart attacks.

"Zap" Away Migraines?

New Fischell device uses magnetic pulses to stop debilitating headaches.

Diamondback Heralds Fischell's Opera Debut

Benefactor to perform in The Pirates of Penzance.

2008 Capstone Projects Address Human Health, Environmental Concerns

Seniors present the final projects of their undergraduate career.

Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor

Dr. Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.

Undergraduate Honors and Awards Recipients, 2007-2008

Exceptional students recognized by Department, Clark School, ASABE.

Alumnus, Inventor, Benefactor...Opera Singer?

Fischell to appear in Pirates of Penzance.

Dandin Named 2008 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor.

New Bioengineering Wing Unveiled

$7.6M, 7,400-square-foot addition to Kim Building serves as new department home.

You're Invited: Fischell Festival April 10-11

Event to highlight advances in medical imaging, new bioengineering wing.

Advance in Creating in Vitro Programmable Biological Microfactories

Research team includes Bentley, Ghossi, Payne, Rubloff.

Company to Utilize Kofinas's, Janiak's MIPs Technology

Link Plus BioTech, Inc. also names Kofinas its CTO.

Deutsch Named Professor of the Practice

RWD Technologies founder recognized for career, support of USM.

BioE Faculty Receive Cross-Disciplinary Seed Grants

Program facilitates collaboration between UMCP, UMB.

Bentley Named Fischell Distinguished Professor

Professorship, part of Fischell endowment, recognizes scientific and scholarly work.

Janiak Named 2007 Fischell Fellow

Student recognized for research, entrepreneurial spirit.

Bioengineering/Biological Resources Engineering Undergraduates Honored

Clark School Honors and Awards Ceremony 2006-2007

You're Invited: May 3 Fischell Festival

Event to highlight how engineers can improve life for millions of people.

Tao Invited to Speak at Smith School

Professor will be part of Technology Visionary Series panel.

Fischell Addresses Freshman in "Dialogue"

Bioengineering benefactor lectures on "Engineering for Humanity, Fun and Profit."

Kim Building to Expand for Bioengineering

Kim Building addition will house the new Fischell bioengineering program.

Matthew Dowling Receives 2005 Fischell Fellowship

Fellowship supports scholarly achievement, entrepreneurship, and development of new medical devices.

Improving Life for Millions of People

Clark School benefactor Robert E. Fischell and his family have donated $31 million to establish a bioengineering department and create an institute for biomedical devices.

Inventor, Entrepreneur Robert E. Fischell Joins Faculty

Will serve as Professor of the Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Fischell Fellow Designs New Diagnostic Technologies

Angela Hodge Miller uses Systems-on-a-Chip technology to accelerate the toxin detection process.