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The new Microscale Biofabrication Lab, which is being funded by the Carver Chari

Carver Trust funds new Microscale Biofabrication Lab at Illinois

Facility and accompanying course will provide students with hands-on, project-based learning environment.
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BioE student team is finalist in campus student venture competition

PhantomCor is developing technology to create a 3D-printed phantom heart that could someday lead to better disease diagnosis and surgical training.
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BioE faculty member to receive college research award for brain imaging work

Brad Sutton, who develops innovative MRI techniques to image brain structure and function, will receive a 2017 College of Engineering Dean's Award for Excellence in Research.
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Bhargava receives Beckman Institute Vision and Spirit Award

Bioengineering professor recognized for research and collaborations that contribute significantly to the mission of the Beckman Institute.
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Imoukhuede wins prestigious college teaching award

Rose Teaching Award recognizes her engaging instruction and efforts to provide students with leadership opportunities.
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Faculty startup receives $750,000 NSF award

SBIR grant enables Dipanjan Pan and team to continue developing OcuCheck device for diagnosing and treating eye injuries.
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BMES students garner top prizes at Engineering Open House

Thirty percent of EOH awards go to BMES student projects
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3D-printed Objects Serve as Sacrificial Templates, Mimicking Physiological Structures

The lacy freeform 3D printed heart is more than something pretty to look at. “The principal application of these freeform printed objects is as sacrificial templates.”
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Imoukhuede receives NSF CAREER Award

Princess U II Imoukhuede is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.
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Rapid Imaging of Polymers Could Lead to Better Bioimaging

Researchers at Beckman Institute identified a method of Quantum Cascade Laser-based infrared spectroscopic imaging that provides a more rapid method than conventional imaging.
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Warnow elected 2017 International Society for Computational Biology Fellow

Tandy Warnow was among the eight scientists recently elected as 2017 Fellows of ISCB for outstanding contributions to the fields of computational biology and bioinformatics.
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Kong named AIMBE Fellow

Kong Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows
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iSEE Researchers Develop New Powder to Combat Oil Spills in Bodies of Water

Scientists at UIUC are offering a new hope to combat oil spills: a novel, environmentally friendly remedy that attacks the problem at an atom-to-atom level.
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Bashir and Bhargava get top awards

Rashid Bashir and Rohit Bhargava receive honors
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Ostadhossein Earns Gridley McKim Smith Women’s Health Fellowship Award

Fatemeh (Youkabed) Ostadhossein, a third-year Ph.D. candidate in Bioengineering, earned the Gridley McKim Smith Women’s Health Fellowship Award.


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Pan Wins 2016 NML Researcher Award

Prof. Dipanjan Pan was awarded a 2016 NML Researcher Award for his outstanding contributions.

2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Applications for the 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) are now being accepted
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UI researchers develop new treatment for reducing inflammation to treat obesity-related diseases

Researchers led by BIOE Assistant Prof. Andrew Smith are working on reducing inflammation present in fatty tissue, providing potential treatment for obesity-related diseases
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New laser system helps determine cancer aggressiveness, leading to better treatments

Stephen Boppart and team developed a portable, tunable laser system they're using in the OR during surgery to help determine cancer aggressiveness
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Bioengineering’s Ganguli and team earn top prize in primary healthcare technology competition

Anurup Ganguli, BIOE grad student, and team receive top prize of $150,000
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University of Illinois Bioengineering researchers quantify drug delivery from nanoparticles inside a cell

In a novel breakthrough, UI BIOE researchers show that nanoparticle drug-delivery success can be quantified in a cell.
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Underhill working to decipher microenvironments of liver

Bioengineering Assistant Professor Greg Underhill and his lab team have developed a cell microarray to study complex liver cells.
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Smith shines new light on molecular biology with quantum dot breakthrough

Andrew Smith and team develop new quantum dot process to improve technology for tissue examination.
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Bioengineering earns National Science Foundation grant to revolutionize undergraduate education

Bioengineering will integrate more clinical and research experiences into its undergraduate curriculum, thanks to a new $2 million NSF award.
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Sillicon nanophotonics pioneer Vlasov joins Illinois faculty

New Founder Professor Yurii Vlasov is affiliated with BIOE, ECE, MATSE, Beckman Institute, and MNTL.
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Senior Design 2016: Top projects develop improvements for people with disabilities

The top-rated Senior Design teams of 2016 addressed issues related to sensory feedback in prosthetics and replacing parts in cochlear implants.
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Long wins NIH fellowship and Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award

Kenny Long recently earned a prestigious fellowship, and he received a campus award for his international efforts
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Bhargava Named Director of the Cancer Community at Illinois

Rohit Bhargava has been selected to lead the Cancer Community at Illinois for the next three years.
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Sequence features accurately predict genome-wide MeCP2 binding in vivo

A combination of in vivo experimentation and computation is helping researchers better understand brain disorders.
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Schwartz-Duval chosen to participate in the French American Doctoral Exchange program

Aaron Schwartz-Duval participated as one of only 10 U.S. students selected for the FADEx annual doctoral exchange program.
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Lu earns NSF faculty early CAREER award

The National Science Foundation recognized Ting Lu's work with a five-year grant to further study bacterial communities.


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Interdisciplinary student team wins competition with new way of treating broken bones

Three Engineering students earn award, accolades for new cast system.
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Portable device can quickly determine the extent of an eye injury

Bioengineers at Illinois and an ophthalmologist have developed a highly successful, portable ocular device that senses the level of trauma to the eye.
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Tiny drug-laden ‘popping bubbles’ lead triple-attack treatment for liver cancer

Research team at Illinois, led by Dipanjan Pan, developed a new way of treating liver cancer with nanobubbles.
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New life for EBICS project - creating bio-machines to improve health

Researchers are creating “biological machines” to deliver drugs, diagnose disease, or sense and neutralize contaminants.
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Illinois Cancer Scholars: Program links education to real-world issues

Students are addressing real-world problems in first cohort of Illinois Cancer Scholars program.
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NSF invests $1 million in smartphone-based system for mobile infectious disease detection and epidemiology

The new Pathtracker system, led by Illinois researchers, will help medical personnel detect and track disease in the field.
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Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins

Stephen Boppart led a team that developed a tool to help surgeons determine the extent of cancerous tissue to remove.
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New technology looks into the eye and brings cells into focus

Stephen Boppart led a team that developed a new medical imaging device that can see individual cells in the back of the eye to better diagnose and track disease.
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Brightness-equalized quantum dots improve biological imaging

New brightness-equalized quantum dots administered to tumors allow for measurement of many molecules at the same time.
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New synthetic tumor environments make cancer research more realistic

Kris Kilian of the Bioengineering Graduate Faculty and team created a new synthetic tissue environment for more realistic cell biology research.
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Illinois researcher and colleagues build a genomic platform to further understand E. coli

Sergei Maslov and colleagues developed a platform for faster, more efficient assessment of E coli.
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$10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of Medicine at Illinois

Simulation center, part of new college of medicine at Illinois, will be located in Bioengineering's new home, Everitt Lab.
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Biomedical breakthrough: Carbon nanoparticles you can make at home

Illinois researchers develop nanoparticles for treating cancer and other diseases
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Collaborative research team solves cancer cell mutation mystery

New discovery promises more personalized, effective cancer treatments
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Bioengineering professor Brad Sutton honored for teaching excellence

Assoc. Prof. Sutton is one of five faculty to receive 2015 campus teaching award
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New superfast MRI technique demonstrated with song, 'If I Only Had a Brain'

Bioengineering's Brad Sutton and team develop new superfast MRI technique; demonstrate with singing
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Rohit Bhargava pioneers new breast cancer diagnostic technique, paints tissue samples with light

Bhargava and team created a new imaging method for assisting in diagnosing breast cancer, without staining the tissue samples
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Three Bioengineering faculty members invested as named professors

The College of Engineering recently invested Jun Song, Tandy Warnow and Brian T. Cunningham as named professors.
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Damhorst honored with international graduate student award

Campus selects Damhorst for annual award for his global health efforts
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Prof. Bhargava and team measure tumor microenvironments with chemical imaging to enable precision medicine for prostate cancer

Prof. Bhargava, Associate Prof. Sinha and team develop imaging method to help determine outcome of prostate cancer
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Bioengineering students earn EOH awards

Bioengineering students earned five awards from Engineering Open House 2015, including a First Place, three Second Place awards, and one Third Place.
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Dipanjan Pan, Bioengineering assistant professor, edits, contributes to new book on nanomedicine

New book contributes to body of knowledge on nanomedicine — "a new direction for disease and treatment."
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Jenny Amos to spend month in France as Fulbright Specialist

Jenny Amos to help develop new master's program at Ecole Centrale de Lille.
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Through new Cancer Scholars program, Prof. Bhargava pilots challenge-inspired education model

"What if … you can put the concepts of classroom learning into the context of your own interest?"
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Bioengineering student team earns multiple awards for IV detangling device

Six students in BIOE have won three awards (so far) for their device that keeps IV tubes from tangling and tugging.
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Prof. Cunningham's smartphone matches lab instrument for quality of diagnostic tests

Prof. Brian Cunningham and team create diagnostic sensor to pair with smartphone to detect the presence of substances such as allergens.


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Jacob Calvert, Bioengineering senior, wins international Marshall Scholarship

BIOE Senior Jacob Calvert will earn master's degrees during next two years in England as a Marshall Scholar, third UI student to earn the prestigious award in five years
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Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

Two from Bioengineering on team creating environment for growing neurons; expected to aid in nerve regeneration, disease treatment
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Bioengineering's Princess Imoukhuede and team working on developing personalized cancer treatment approach

Development of better understanding of tumor microenvironment could lead to more effective cancer responses
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New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution

An international collaboration of researchers has generated DNA sequences and analysis tools for a large-scale study of plant life on Earth.
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Illinois hosts successful Frontiers in Bioengineering Symposium

More than 200 attendees and 30 speakers gather to discuss bioengineering of the future
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Three with BIOE ties among leaders of new UI-Mayo Clinic collaboration to revolutionize genomic data analysis

Three with BIOE ties among leaders of new UI-Mayo Clinic collaboration funded by NIH
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Bioengineering team develops new process for producing antimicrobial peptide

UI BIOE's Ting Lu and Wentao Kong develop way to increase production of nisin, used as food preservative, antibiotic alternative
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Illinois Bioengineering students win Coulter College competition

Six seniors in BIOE win top award in BMES/Coulter-sponsored translational design competition
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Venom gets good buzz as potential cancer-fighter

Venom research by Bioengineering's Assistant Professor Dipanjan Pan and team could result in new cancer-fighting treatments
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Understanding cellular reprogramming barriers could aid regenerative medicine

Founder Prof. Jun Song publishes research on reprogramming cells; could aid regenerative medicine
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Muscle-powered biobots walk on command

Engineers at Illinois demonstrated a class of walking "biobots" powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical impulses.
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UI researchers on team examining molecular process that dictates cancer-driving mechanism

Asst. Prof. Myong leads team looking at how the aging process of human cells can help determine target-specific cancer drugs
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Identifying a signature of outcome for breast cancer patients

BIOE’s Sarah Holton and Prof. Bhargava on UI team exploring new option for breast cancer detection and treatment
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Researchers develop biosensor that detects HIV viral load

New biosensor detects HIV viral load; developed at Illinois and Harvard
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Bioengineering at EOH 2014

Bioengineering students take home four awards at EOH 2014!
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BIOE student biking cross-country for cancer

Grace Deetjen, BIOE sophomore at Illinois, combines her passions for biking, people and bioengineering in a summer-long cross-country biking adventure.

New biochip diagnoses HIV/AIDS on the spot

New biochip diagnoses HIV/AIDS on the spot
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Jun Song, First Founder Professor

Bioengineering at Illinois is pleased to announce the department’s first Founder Professor, Jun S. Song, theoretical biophysicist.


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Giang-Chau Ngo, Bioengineering Ph.D. student, earns fellowship

Giang-Chau Ngo, Bioengineering Ph.D. student, earns fellowship
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Bashir to head Department of Bioengineering

New department head for Bioengineering
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Andreas C. Cangellaris to lead College of Engineering

Next College of Engineering dean selected
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Prof. Bashir interviewed on IEEEtv

Prof. Bashir's work with bio-bots and 2012 EMB Technical Achievement Award attracted the attention of IEEtv
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New high-sensitivity, high-resolution optical laser biosensor developed at Illinois

BIOE Prof. Brian Cunningham among team developing advanced biosensor
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Bioengineering welcomes inter-departmental transfer students

High-achieving students who have already earned credit at Illinois may qualify to finish their degree in the Department of Bioengineering.
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Prof. Bhargava earns 2013 Craver Award

Prof. Bhargava earns 2013 Craver Award
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$100 million pledge to College of Engineering at Illinois

Bioengineering to benefit from major gift
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Department Head Mike Insana Awarded Willett Professorship

Department Head Mike Insana Awarded Willett Professorship


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Proteins that work at the end of DNA could provide cancer insight

Prof. Sua Myong and grad student Helen Hwang determined roles of proteins that regulate the caps on DNA strands, creating an assay that could be used to screen anti-cancer drugs.
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BIOE Welcomes New Faculty Member Andrew Smith

Dr. Andrew Smith develops new nanomaterials for studying cancer biology. He is particularly interested in nanoparticles called quantum dots.
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Beckman Team wins Siemens Translational Image of the Year Award

A team of researchers in the Molecular Imaging Laboratory of the Beckman Institutes Biomedical Imaging Center has received the award for Translational Image of the Year.
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Myong recognized with NIH New Innovator Award

Sua Myong, an assistant professor of Bioengineering, is the recipient of a 2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award.
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3 Bioengineering Professors named as Bliss Faculty Scholars by the College of Engineering

Professors Rohit Bhargava, Peter Wang, and Sheng Zhong were each named as Bliss Faculty Scholars by the College of Engineering for the 2012-2013 academic year.
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Reddy Wins Prestigious Award

Rohith Reddy of Rohit Bhargavas group was recently awarded the Tomas Hirschfeld Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies.
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Mechano Biology IGERT Workshop Trains Graduate Students in Advanced Techniques

The Mechanobiology IGERT training workshop aims to train graduate students in advanced techniques to help them jump start research in the lab.
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Asst Prof Ting Lu receives National Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart Association

Asst Prof Ting Lu was recognized by the both the National and Midwest American Heart Association for his research in synthetic biology.
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Bashir earns prestigious 2012 EMBS Technical Achievement Award

Dr. Rashid Bashir is being honored for his significant contributions to the development of micro and nanoscale biosensors.
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Bioengineering celebrates student scholarship recipients

The Department of Bioengineering would like to recognize and congratulate our 2012 College of Engineering Scholarship recipients.
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Professor, lab provide undergraduate research opportunities

Associate Professor Sheng Zhong is providing the same experiences to undergraduates that he took part in as a student.
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BIOE students win big at Cozad

BIOE students Michael McCarty (Class of 2013) and Eleni Antoniadou (Grad Student) each won prizes for their start-up companies at Cozad.
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Damhorst featured in student stories for Brilliant Students

University of Illinois Foundation highlights M.D./Ph.D. student in the Medical Scholars Program.

Human Frontier Science Program awards Myong

Assistant Professor Sua Myong and collaborators have been recognized with a research grant from the Human Frontier Science Program.

BioE graduate students finalists for CIMIT Healthcare Prize

Guillermo L. Monroy, Eric Salm and their teams were recently named finalists for the CIMIT Prize for Technology in Primary Healthcare.

Bioengineers Honored at Knight of St. Patrick's Ball

Lady Kelsey Erickson was honored with the Knight of St Patrick Award for her work. Engineering Open House (EOH) Winners also have been announced.

Zhong selected as 2012 Sloan Fellow

Associate professor selected among 126 scientists chosen from 51 institutions for the two-year fellowship.

BioE senior co-authors article featured in 'Cell'

Meagan Musselman's paper is titled "Comparative epigenomic annotation of regulatory DNA."

Student's talk earns MRS award

Samantha Polak receives top student presentation award


BioE professor Bashir and others create microvascular stamp

Rashid Bashir and ChBE Professor Hyunjoon Kong have developed a bandage that stimulates and directs blood vessel growth on the surface of a wound.

BioE Professor Bashir elected fellow of AAAS

Rashid Bashir, along with seven other University of Illinois faculty members, has been elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Lecturer Amos receives Alpha Omega Epsilon Amy L. Devine Award

Alpha Omega Epsilon has presented Bioengineering Lecturer Jenny Amos with the Amy L. Devine Recognition Award for Fall 2011.

Genome Technology magazine features Assistant Professor Ma

"Genome Technology" will feature Bioengineering Assistant Professor Jian Ma as one of Tomorrow's PIs in the December 2011/January 2112 issue.

Two Bioengineering professors named IEEE Fellows

Bioengineering Professor Brian Cunningham and Professor and Department Head Michael Insana have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Senior Design students partner with U of I College of Medicine at Peoria to create simulators

Bioengineering seniors are creating simulators that physicians will eventually use to perfect their skills.

Assistant Professor Myong receives $720,000 grant to study DNA repair

The American Cancer Society has awarded Bioengineering Assistant Professor Sua Myong a $720,000 grant to study the molecular mechanism involved in DNA repair and its control.

Bioengineering seniors advance to regional I2P competition

A group of bioengineering seniors are winners of the University of Illinois’ I2P Idea to Product Competition, which examines ideas at their earliest stage.

Global Health Initiative website launched

Professor Rashid Bashir and graduate student Gregory Damhorst are helping lead an effort to coalesce a campus research community around global health issues.

Post-doc researcher Schulmerich wins biennial dissertation award

Matthew Schulmerich, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Engineering, was recently named the winner of the Kasimir Fajans Award in Chemistry

Lecturer Amos' new lab course prepares students for work in industry

University of Illinois bioengineering students now have access to a new tool for looking at cells called an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM).

Lu, Bailey join Department of Bioengineering

Ting Lu and Jennifer Bailey have joined the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois.

Three Bioengineering faculty members named associate professors

Rohit Bhargava, Yingxiao “Peter” Wang and Sheng Zhong became associate professors in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois.

U of I Foundation features Bioengineering graduate student

Gregory Damhorst, an MD/PhD who is pursuing a doctorate in Bioengineering, shares his passion for serving others and improving healthcare around the world.

Bioengineering graduate student earns Fateley Award

The Coblentz Society has selected Rohith Krishna Reddy, a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering, to receive the Fateley Award.

Professor Stephen Boppart earns $5 million federal grant to advance imaging for primary care physicians

The National Institutes of Health just awarded University of Illinois Bioengineering professor Dr. Stephen Boppart a $5 million grant.

BioEngineering affiliate faculty member receives $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

John A. Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at the University of Illinois, has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Top engineering student taking leadership training to the next level

As with many engineering students who are graduating at the top of their class, Andrew Naber's schooling won't end with his undergraduate classes.

Helen Hwang selected as the recipient of a Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Doctoral Fellowship for 2011-2012

Helen Hwang was selected as the recipient of a Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Doctoral Fellowship for 2011-2012.

Professor Boppart named as Bliss Professor

Six College of Engineering faculty members have been recognized with Bliss Professorships.

Yue Wang and Sarah Holton Selected as Mavis Future Faculty Fellows

Sarah Holton and Yue Wang part of program in the College of Engineering to facilitate the training of the next generation of great engineering professors.

BIOE Student Engineering Honors Awards

The Department of Bioengineering wishes to congratulate its students on their distinguished awards.

Seniors develop Bioreactor lab to help undergraduates gain hands-on experience

Lee and Bartels are up early at the Digital Computer Lab, where they are currently developing labs and protocols for a new class next fall.

Bioengineering student’s research takes a digital look at the human genome

Peter Cote has been conducting in-depth digital research on large-scale genomic changes in the human genome at Assistant Professor Jian Ma’s CCGL,

New imaging technique provides rapid, high-definition chemistry

A new synchrotron-based imaging technique offers high-resolution pictures of the molecular composition of tissues with unprecedented speed and quality.

BMES Places in Engineering Open House Displays

BMES has had award winning displays in EOH since the inception of BIOE at UIUC.

BIOE TA named as a Teacher Ranked as Excellent by the Center for Teaching Excellence

Eleni Antoniadou, a graduate student in the Bhargava Laboratory, was recently named as a Teacher Ranked as Excellent by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Ma receives CAREER award for large-scale genomic studies

Jian Ma, an assistant professor in bioengineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Schulmerich

Dr. Matthew Schulmerich, a post-doctoral research associate in the Bhargava Laboratory, has won the Association of British Spectroscopists Bursary award.

New Nanotechnology Center unites government, industry and university research

With the NSF and industry partners, the University of Illinois has established the Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology.

Single Molecule Imaging Reveals Surprising Activity

Sua Myong, an assistant professor and a member of the Precision Proteomics theme at IGB) is in the business of shifting paradigms, one molecule at a time.


BIOE Senior Design Award Winners - Fall 2010

Two teams in the bioengineering department have won senior design awards.

Illinois faculty provide first proof of cadherins as mechanosensors

Deborah Leckband, Ning Wang have shown that cadherin complexes serve as tension tensors that “feel” the mechanical environment of the cell and proportionally modify functions.

Illinois researchers propose next-generation molecular imaging probes

Illinois Bioengineering Assistant Professor Rohit Bhargava has come up with an intriguing new class of molecular probes for biomedical research called nanoLAMPs.

Bioengineering graduate student wins prestigious engineering fellowship

Bioengineering graduate student Dan Xie has received a prestigious Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Award from the College of Engineering for the 2010-11 academic year.

New IGERT grant will help train next generation of leaders

Illinois has recently been awarded a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program

Illinois and Mayo Clinic Create Research Alliance

Officials from the university and the clinic recently signed an agreement establishing the formal relationship.

Haldar wins Best Paper Award at IEEE International Symposium for Biomedical Imaging

Justin Haldar, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering (ECE), was recently awarded the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium for Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Sheng Zhong's Research Featured in Nature

Dr. Sheng Zhong is featured in the current issue of Nature for his research on variations across species in gene-expression patterns in embryos.

Bioengineering Seniors Win Regional Competition

University of Illinois teams bring home big prizes from I2P Regional Competition.

Bioengineering Undergrads Win First Prize at Open House

The Bioengineering undergraduate organization, BMES, won first prize for Best Presentation of a Society at this year’s College of Engineering Engineering Open House.

Bioengineering @ Illinois Day is Friday, April 9th

Illinois faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates who are doing research in the field of bioengineering will come together for the first Bioengineering @ Illinois Day.

Dr. Michael F. Insana Appointed Department Head

Dean Ilesanmi Adesida has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael F. Insana as Department Head for the Department of Bioengineering.

Illinois is Partner to NSF Grant for Biological Machines

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $25 million to establish the Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Center at the University of Illinois.

Bashir Recognized with Six Journal Cover Articles

Dr. Rashid Bashir, Professor of Bioengineering, has authored six journal cover articles during 2009.

Reddy Wins Conference Poster Award

Rohith Reddy, Bioengineering graduate student, has won the best student poster award (Gold) at FACSS conference held at Louisville, KY


Bioengineering Department to Hire Additional Faculty

The Department of Bioengineering has announced that it is seeking to hire full-time Bioengineering faculty for tenured or tenure-track positions.

Myong Featured on Genome Technology List of Tomorrow's Investigators

Dr. Sua Myong, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been chosen by "Genome Technology" for its annual list of “Tomorrow’s PIs.”

Knipmeyer, Naber Selected in Entrepreneur Competition

Daniel Knipmeyer and Andrew Naber, undergraduate seniors in Bioengineering, were selected as University of Illinois finalists in the “I2P” (Idea to Product) competition.

First Phase of Wet Lab Expansion Completed in DCL

The Bioengineering Department has completed the first phase of a wet lab expansion in the Digital Computer Laboratory (DCL).

Dr. Sua Myong Joins Bioengineering Faculty

Dr. Sua Myong has joined the Department of Bioengineering faculty beginning the fall 2009 semester.

Cunningham Appointed to Bioengineering Faculty

Dr. Brian Cunnigham has been appointed to the faculty of the Department of Bioengineering.

Dr. Jian Ma Joins Bioengineering Faculty

Dr. Jian Ma joins the Department of Bioengineering from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Zhong, Wang Receive NSF Career Awards

Sheng Zhong and Yingxiao Wang, Assistant Professors in the Department of Bioengineering, are recipients of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Johnson Receives M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship

Chenara Johnson, graduate student in Bioengineering, received a National Research Service Award for Individual Pre-Doctoral M.D./Ph.D. students.

Graduation for Second Class of Undergraduates

The second class of Bioengineering undergraduate students at the University of Illinois graduated on May 17th 2009.

Bhargava Wins Everitt Teaching Award

Dr. Rohit Bhargava, Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, has won the College of Engineering Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence.

Sherine George Wins Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Doctoral Fellowship

Sherine George, Bioengineering graduate student, has won the Linda Su-Nan Chang Sah Doctoral Fellowship.

Leinweber Team Wins Cozad New Venture Competition

William Leinweber, graduate student in Bioengineering, is a member of a team that has won the V. Dale Cozad New Venture Competition.

Seniors Selected for Bronze Tablet, Edelman Wins Harvey H. Jordan Award

Five Bioengineering seniors were selected for Bronze Tablet honors by the University of Illinois.

Hwang Wins NIH M.D./Ph.D. Fellowship

Mark Hwang, graduate student in Bioengineering, has been awarded a National Research Service Award for Individual Pre-Doctoral M.D./Ph.D. students.

Cheng, Mathias, and Pounder Win Mavis Scholarships

Ouyang Cheng, Patrick Mathias, and Nell Pounder, graduate students in Bioengineering, have each won a Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship.

Wang Receives 2009 Xerox Award for Faculty Research

Dr. Yingxiao Wang, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has been named a recipient of the 2009 Xerox Awards for Faculty Research.

Undergrads Named to National Honor Society

Bioengineering undergraduate students have been named to the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Edelman Wins Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for Graduate Studies

Luke Edelman, senior in Bioengineering, has won a Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for graduate study at Cambridge University in England.


Frances Nell Pounder Honored with Research Awards

F. Nell Pounder, a Ph.D. candidate, has been recognized with several awards for her poster at the FACSS conference in Reno, NV.

Bhargava, Wang Win Grainger Emerging Technology Awards

Assistant professors of Bioengineering have each received the Grainger Program in Emerging Technologies award.

Undergraduate Achievements and Internships

Internships and Awards Mark Summer for Bioengineering Undergraduates.

Eddy Receives 2008 BMES Graduate Research Award

James Eddy, Ph.D. student in Bioengineering, has won a 2008 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Graduate Research Award.

Bashir Measures Cells with Cantilever Array

Dr. Rashid Bashir has advanced lab-on-a-chip technology by developing a microarray of silicon cantilevers which can measure the growth of individual cells.

Cheng Ouyang Receives Award for Research on Brain Function

Cheng Ouyang, Ph.D. student in Bioengineering, was recognized at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine conference.

First Class of Bioengineering Students Graduate

The Department of Bioengineering celebrated the graduation of students from the inaugural class of undergraduates (enrolled in fall 2004).

Dr. Bruce C. Wheeler Celebrates Retirement from Illinois

Dr. Bruce C. Wheeler, the first Interim-Head for the Bioengineering Department, will retire after 28 years at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Rohit Bhargava confirms Femtogram-level chemical measurements now possible

Bioengineering Professor Rohit Bhargava, researchers report breakthrough for simultaneous structural and chemical characterization of samples at femtogram level and below.

Prof. Michael F. Insana Named Interim Head

Dean Ilesanmi Adesida has named Prof. Michael F. Insana as Interim Head of the Department of Bioengineering.

Bioengineering Named as Key Growth Area in the College of Engineering

College of Engineering Dean Ilesanmi Adesida recently acknowledged developing a strong Bioengineering Department as one of the five key goals for the future of the College.

Zhong Receives Xerox Award

Dr. Sheng Zhong, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, is the recipient of a 2008 Xerox Award for Faculty Research.

Goluch Earns First Bioengineering Ph.D.

Edgar Goluch is the first student to earn a Ph.D. from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Bioengineering Undergraduates Win Scholarships

Several Bioengineering students won positions in the National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program.