Department of Biomedical Engineering
September 28, 2021
Researchers receive funding to research and address how plastic ends up in Great Lakes
Professor Christy Tyler from the Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences and Associate Professor Matthew Hoffman from the School of Mathematical Sciences secured two NOAA Marine Debris Program awards to lead interdisciplinary projects with big environmental implications.
July 29, 2021
RIT’s Saunders College awarded $500,000 to establish life science Executive MBA entrepreneurship program
Saunders College of Business has been awarded a grant of up to $500,000 to establish an online life sciences Executive MBA entrepreneurship program. The new degree will be formed in partnership with RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Science, and Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
July 8, 2021
Biomedical engineering faculty member receives NSF funding to further develop microfluidic devices
Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, a professor in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering, recently received a National Science Foundation grant for $348,000 to develop a new separation technique to be used in microfluidic devices.
June 22, 2021
RIT engineering researcher and UR physician apply for patent for blood typing device
Steven Day, professor of biomedical engineering at RIT, and Majed Refaai, from the University of Rochester, applied to the U.S. Patent Office this past April for a new blood typing device that can assist trauma patients prior to blood transfusions.
May 24, 2021
Recent RIT graduate presented with Distinguished Lee Scholar award
Chiara Young, a fifth-year biomedical engineering graduate from Sherman, N.Y., received the 2021 Distinguished Lee Scholar award from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. Young, who graduated in May, was presented with the award based on her integrity, leadership, and service to others. RIT has been a partner school of the Lee Foundation since fall 2019.
March 30, 2021
‘U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools highlight RIT graduate programs
RIT graduate programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual statistical survey of graduate programs.
February 22, 2021
Studying Abroad As A STEM Major
Diana Kulawiec is a biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and studied at University of Canterbury in New Zealand in spring 2018 and did a co-op abroad in New Zealand in fall 2018 and spring/summer 2020.
February 3, 2021
Steven Day awarded 406K from NIH
Steven Day, head and professor in Biomedical Engineering, receives an award to develop a silicon membrane device for newborns that will treat life-threatening lung problems. The device aims to reduce problems associated with current devices to minimize bleeding and clotting risks.
November 11, 2020
Three new engineering doctoral programs expected to start next fall
Three new engineering doctoral degree programs at RIT were approved by the New York State Department of Education and are focused on using multidisciplinary approaches to solving today’s global challenges.
September 16, 2020
Steven Day awarded 337K from NIH & Drexel University
Steven Day, a professor in Biomedical Engineering, received 337K from the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with Drexel University to research ventricular assist devices (VADs) for high-risk pediatric patients in outpatient settings.
July 16, 2020
Researchers develop new method to filter extracellular vesicles to improve diagnostics options
Researchers at RIT and the University of Rochester discovered an alternative to successfully purify biological particles to better understand how cells communicate with one another.
May 26, 2020
RIT researchers receive grant to study microplastic pollution in Lake Ontario
A team of RIT researchers will explore how tiny particles of plastic pollution are impacting Lake Ontario thanks to new funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The multidisciplinary group will examine how microplastics are transported and transformed in the lake, where they ultimately end up and what effects they have on the ecosystem.