BME Research Day

The Biomedical Engineering Department invites you to join us for our annual BME Research Day.  This event is designed to highlight the diverse research in our department and to spark collaborations through high-level overviews of current research. The talks will be short and jargon-free with plenty of time to discuss ideas over posters and refreshments at the end of the day.

2018 Event Information

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
3:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Orrington
1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Attire: Business Casual
Contact Information: If you have any questions, please email Maddy Brown or call her at 847-467-1213


3:30 p.m. Registration

4:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker
Scott Riewald: Director, High Performance, United States Olympic Committee
"Application of Research and Sports Science in Olympic Sports" 
Sport science and research play an important role in supporting the performance of Team USA at the Olympic Games.  This presentation will highlight some of the areas in which research has contributed to advancements in performance, while also identifying several ‘areas of opportunity’ for the future.

4:45 p.m. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award                                        

4:55 p.m. Dissertation Award Speaker: Ali Farshian Sadegh
 "A Representation of Energy in Motor Control"

5:20 p.m. Research Awards and PopTalks    

MS Research Progress Award: Margaret Hammersley
"3D printed gelatin scaffolds for muscle modeling"

Imaging and Biophotonics Research Progress Award: Liliana Ma
"4D flow MRI-based assessment of atrial fibrillation"

Imaging and Biophotonics Pop Talk: Lisa Beckmann
"Monitoring development of early stage diabetic retinopathy in rodents with OCT Angiography" 

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Research Progress Award: Jimmy Su
"Hydrogel Platforms for Investigating Kidney Cell-Material and Cell-Cell Interactions"

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Pop Talk: Anne Shim

Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Research Progress Award: Christopher Versteeg
"Who moved my arm?  How your brain distinguishes planned movements from unexpected perturbations"

Neural Engineering and Rehabilitation Pop Talk: Blair Hu
"Teaching robots how to help people walk"

6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception with Poster Session