Seminar Schedule

Spring 2021 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
Jan. 28 Dr. Bill Murphy
Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
Director, Forward BIO Institute
University of Wisconsin
Biominerals for therapeutic mRNA delivery
Feb. 4 Dr. Jay D. Humphrey
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair
Yale University
Mechanical homeostasis and soft tissue growth and remodeling
Feb. 11 Dr. Xiaoning Jiang
Dean F. Duncan Distinguished Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University
Ultrasound tranducers for catheter-based imaging and therapy
Feb. 18 Dr. Andrew Dunn
Edward S. Hyman Endowed Chair in Engineering Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Emerging Imaging Technologies
University of Texas at Austin
Quantitative blood flow imaging with laser speckle
March 4 Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
University of Maryland
RestEaze: Sleep fragmentation determination and micro-cortical arousal inference by characterizing leg movements during sleep
March 25 Dr. Paul Sajda
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Professor of Radiology (Physics)
Columbia University
Simultaneous EEG-fMRI for inferring brain dynamics
April 1 Dr. Scott Verbridge
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Virginia Tech
Tumor engineering: New directions for targeting the emerging hallmarks of cancer
April 15 Dr. Jeni Kubota
Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations
University of Delaware
Intergroup decision making
April 22 Dr. Benjamin “Beno” Freedman
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Member, Kidney Research Institute
Member, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington
Engineering organoids to target kidney therapy

Time and Location:

  • All biomedical engineering seminars in spring 2021 are held on Zoom from 12:05 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. The Zoom link and password are available in each individual seminar link.
  • Please email with any questions.



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