Ye elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow
Dr. Kaiming Ye, Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Binghamton University, has been elected to the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineeirng Fellow, making him eligible to be one of the top most distinguished and accomplished leaders in the medical an biological engineering fields. He will be officially introduced to the AIMBE College of Fellows at the National Academy of Sciences on March 24, 2014.
Three bioengineering professors receive Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) research awards
Gretchen Mahler (Assistant Professor of Bioengineering), Amber Doiron (Assistant Professor of Bioengineering) and Zhanpeng Jin (Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint title in Bioengineering) have won the following research awards from the 2013 Health Sciences Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence (TAE) Funding Program:
- Gretchen Mahler and Anthony Fiumera
"Eating for 100 Trillion: The Gut Microbiome, Food Additives and Metabolic Disorders"
- Amber Doiron and Karin Sauer
"Development of a Nanodelivery System for Enhanced Treatment of Biofilm-Related Infections"
- Zhanpeng Jin and Sarah Laszlo
"A Novel Mobile Human-Computer Interaction Approach Based on Wearable Eye-Controlled Glasses for Assisted Living and Health Care"
Catalano receives Iberdrola USA Foundation grant
George Catalano, Professor of Bioengineering, has received the 2013-2014 Iberdrola USA Foundation Grant in support of the Senior Design Project to develop affordable and sustainable water filters for rural villages in South America (Peru).
Over the last two years, a team of senior design bioengineering students developed an initial prototype of a water filtration system for use in a rural village, Saylla, in Peru. Saylla, Peru, is a small village located ten kilometers southeast outside of Cuzco. Analysis of water from the Huatanay River, which flows through the village of Saylla, indicated that high levels of turbidity and manganese were present in the village's drinking water. Therefore, to reduce salt and heavy metal contamination, as well as the incidence of water-borne diseases, including intestinal infections and diarrhea, a water filtration system was designed to reduce pollutant concentrations to levels set as acceptable for human consumption by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Because of the high poverty rate in Saylla, the design included components that could be easily and cheaply procured in Peru. After intensive testing and analysis of the efficacy of various filter media, fine sand and charcoal were included in the final design to remove the various contaminants present in the water supply of Saylla. The relationship with Saylla is ongoing and new design projects will be started this year. This effort recognizes the Iberdrola USA Foundation Grant as its sponsor.
Land featured in Lockheed Martin Newsletter
Walker Land, Professor of Bioengineering, was featured in Lockheed Martin's internal newsletter for his and his son and grand daughter's participation in Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) Conference. (Click the image on the right to see the newsletter)
Sayama receives NSF grant
Hiroki Sayama, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $374,811 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), on the project titled "Robustness and Adaptation in Morphogenetic Collective Systems". The project will be for three years.
Mahler receives NIH grant
Gretchen Mahler, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $430,547 NIH R15 grant from the National Institute of Environmental Heatlth Sciences (NIEHS), on a project titled "The Effects of Engineered Nanoparticle Ingestion on Mineral Absorption and Small Intestinal Health and Function". Nanomaterials are currently used in food and food packaging, but very little is known about the health effects of nanoparticle consumption. The goal of this project is to examine how nanoparticle ingestion affects gut microflora populations and nutrient absorption in the gastrointestinal tract.
Doiron receives NIH grant
Amber Doiron, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, has received a $418,470 NIH R21 grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), on the project titled "Iron Oxide Based Polymer Nanocomplex for Functional Detection of Atherosclerosis". The project will be for two years and conducted in collaboration with Dr. Omar Z. Fisher at Temple University.
Graduate student receives recognition for conference presentation
Sara Mina, a MS student in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, presented a paper titled "Endothelial to mesenchymal transformation mechanobiology: Microfluidic experiments and multiscale modeling" at the 2013 Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM in Washington D.C. Sara was awarded first place in the oral presentation contest.
Graduate student receives recognition for conference paper
William Ford, a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering graduate program, published a paper titled "Classifying Lung Cancer Recurrence Time Using Novel Ensemble Method with Gene Network Based Input Models" at the 2012 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference held in November 2012 in Washington D.C. His paper received a recognition as the 1st Runner-Up for the Application Award.
Catalano receives STIC recognition
George Catalano was honored in the Southern Tier Independence Center (STIC) Honor Roll for his commitment to community service. "Professor Catalano oversees a program that enables engineering students to develop customized and creative assistive technology devices to meet the needs of people with disabilities. Not only has he helped many individuals to have better lives, he has inculcated many young engineers with the essential understanding that designers should work with people directly to understand their needs and develop products that work for them." (from STIC Fall 2012 Newsletter)
Junior bioengineering major receives 2012-13 Goldwater Scholarship
David Bassen, a junior Bioengineering major in the Watson School, is the recipient of a 2012-13 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. He is one of 282 scholarship recipients nationwide selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by their colleges and universities. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate award of its type in these fields.
Students win best poster awards at BBRC 2012
The following three student posters received Best Poster Awards at the 2012 Binghamton Biomedical Research Conference held on April 27 & 28, 2012.
"Pacemaker Development for the Second Heart"
"Assessing Muscle Imbalances in the Lower Back"
Nicole Stroke, Rachel Engelberg, Eileen Shimizu, Richard Goettel:
"Influence of Transiently Increased Core Body Temperature on Body Mass Changes in Young Adult Women"
Graduate student publishes lead paper in international journal
Ravi Mathur (Class of 2009, M.S. 2011) publishes a lead paper in the Int. J. of Computational Biology and Drug Design (Vol. 4, No. 4). His paper was titled "Perturbation and candidate analysis to combat overfitting of gene expression microarray data." Collaborating with Ravi on this paper: J David Schaffer and Walker H. Land Jr. - Binghamton University, Bioengineering Department; John J. Heine, Jonathan M. Hernandez, and Timothy Yeatman - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Land receives best paper award
Walker Land received the Best Paper Award at the 2011 Complex Adaptive Systems Conference, which was held on October 31 – Nov 2, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. His paper was titled "A New Tool for Survival Analysis: Evolutionary Programming/Evolutionary Strategies (EP/ES) Support Vector Regression Hybrid Using Both Censored/Non-Censored (Event) Data."
Collaborating with Walker on this paper; Dan Margolis – Binghamton University, SSIE Department graduate student, Xingye Qiao – Binghamton University, Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences, and Ron Gottlieb, Radiologist, University of Arizona.
Undergraduate wins award in Innocentive Challenge
Christopher Paquette (Class of 2012) has won an award of $5000 for his proposal submitted to Innocentive Challenge. His proposal is to predict crop yields using machine learning techniques and blimp-sensor platforms.
Alumunus starts new service in NYC
Sayama receives NSF Grant
Hiroki Sayama has received a $412K grant from the NSF Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovationon program on "Modeling and Predicting State-Topology Coevolution of Complex Adaptive Networks". The project will be for three years.
Beaumont receives SPIR grant
Sayama receives two ICG grants
Hiroki Sayama received two Interdisciplinary Collaboration Grants from the Division of Research of Binghamton University. One project is on "Modeling Diffusion and Adoption of Innovation over Space and Time Using Automated Model Discovery Techniques", and the other on "A System for Individual-Based Modeling Using Graphics Processing Unit Acceleration".
Land publishes textbook on evolutionary computation
Sayama publishes book on adaptive networks
Hiroki Sayama, in collaboration with Thilo Gross (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Germany), has edited and published a book "Adaptive Networks: Theory, Models and Applications" from Springer.