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Dermatology residents optimize exam that identifies skin cancers


Dr. Jeffrey Miller, chair of the Department of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine, can pinpoint the moment he realized a routine procedure he performs daily is prone to error.

Penn State EnvironMentors team wins first place in national competition


A team of Penn State faculty, students and local high schoolers took first place at the 2019 EnvironMentors National Science Fair held last week in Washington, D.C.

Student’s love of research brings him to Penn State


Penn State’s biomedical engineering undergraduate program stresses practical research experience for its students. Which is why Penn State was a perfect fit for Atip Lawanprasert.

Biomedical engineering student helps peers reach study abroad goals


For Matthew Aronson, a junior majoring in biomedical engineering, his experience studying at the National University of Singapore during the spring 2018 semester was incredible. So good, in fact, it made him want to help other Penn State engineering students get the most out of their global learning experience.

A two-step process for better delivery of medicine


A team of Penn State researchers have developed a medical hydrogel that enables programmable degradation via two separate trigger factors, such as light and pH, which could improve drug delivery, cell engineering, and regenerative medicine.

Rapid bacterial analysis and testing for antibiotic sensitivity demonstrated


Medical professionals may soon be able to detect bacteria in patient samples in minutes rather than days thanks to a new approach that traps and tests single cells, according to a team of biomedical engineers.

Advances in Cryo-EM materials may aid cancer and biomedical research


Cryogenic-Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has been a game changer in the field of medical research, but the substrate used to freeze and view samples under a microscope hasn’t advanced much in decades. Now, thanks to a collaboration between Penn State researchers and the applied science company Protochips, Inc., this is no longer the case.

Roberson named biomedical engineering student marshal for 2019 spring commencement


Noah R. Roberson will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering’s spring commencement ceremony on May 3.

Learning on the other side of the world, part 2


Note: This is the second in a two-part series about the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Global Capstone Project with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Part one was about the Penn State students’ experience in Hong Kong in November 2018, while this is about the Hong Kong Polytechnic University students’ experience visiting Penn State in January 2019.

Learning on the other side of the world, part 1


Please note: This is the first in a two-part series about the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Global Capstone Project with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Part one will be about the Penn State’s student experience in Hong Kong, while the second part, to be released April 15, will be about the Hong Kong Polytechnic University students’ experience visiting Penn State.

Ribbon cutting dedicates new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building


A ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 4 marked the official opening of the new Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

New SCATTIRSTORM microscope could improve bioenergy production


The construction of a new multimodal optical microscope, known as SCATTIRSTORM, that could enable more efficient bioenergy production is the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million Department of Energy grant awarded to three Penn State researchers.

Nanyin Zhang named AIMBE fellow


Nanyin Zhang, professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Medina to use NSF CAREER Award for improved precision medicine


Supported by a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career (CAREER) award, Scott Medina, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is developing new bio-nanomaterial technologies that can be guided and activated by ultrasound to deliver proteins into cells with high precision.

Alan Snyder receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award


Alan Snyder, a Penn State bioengineering alumnus, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Engineering Alumni (OEA) Award.

Lian receives ENGINE grant for stem cell-based diabetes therapy


Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was one of three recipients of the College of Engineering’s ENGineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant for his project titled “Small Molecule-Based Definitive Endoderm Kit and Pancreatic Progenitor Kit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.”

Sloand receives best presentation award at MRS fall meeting


Janna Sloand, doctoral candidate in bioengineering, recently was presented with the Best Presentation Award on November 26, 2018 at the Materials Research Society’s 2018 Fall Meeting and Exhibit.

Chujie Gong takes second place in international poster contest


Chujie Gong, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, recently won second prize in the undergraduate poster competition at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE).

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614