Biomedical Engineering at TAMUQuick Facts• 17 Tenure/Tenure Track Professors• 4 Research Professors, 11 Jointly appointed Faculty• 200% growth from 2003-2008• 3 Endowed Professorships• 7 start-up companies created, 64+ patents and disclosures filed• 532 students (Fall 2010)• ABET accredited since 1977 (5th accredited program in the country)• Ranked 18th graduate, 2nd undergraduate public university (U. S. News & World Report, 2005, 2010)• $5+ million in research expenditures• 2011 new $104M, 212,000 sq.ft. state-of –the-art building opened• biomed.tamu.edu
Sample Medical Disease Research Areas • Early noninvasive and minimally invasive cancer detection including hybrid imaging & quantum dot devices • Noninvasive and minimally invasive glucose monitoring • Designing advanced polymers to treat potentially deadly cerebral aneurysms-without surgery
Sample Medical Disease Research Areas• Cardiovascular disease from subcellular level to whole being• Developing hybrid tissues to rebuild body parts that might otherwise be beyond repair• Study and development of sensors and therapeutics for neuro-diseases, such as Alzheimers• Non-stick biomaterials for sensing and drug delivery from nano- to micro-scales
Sample Medical Disease Research Areas• Developing microscale sensor/actuator technology for diagnosis and treatment using a single device, integrating functional nanoscale devices into a microscale package as well as patterned devices• Study of the biomechanics of the heart and vessels and devices to improve heart mechanics, stent designs, etc.• Pushing the boundaries in MRI and innovations in hardware and methodology to help diagnose and treat disease differently
Translational Research • Faculty start-ups include – BioTex, Visualase, (Dr. Coté) – CorInnova (Dr. Criscione) – Angiomechanix, Failure Analysis of Cardiovascular Technologies (Dr. Moore) – Shape Memory Therapeutics, Bridgeway Scientific, Sierra Interventions (Dr. D. Maitland) • Intellectual property licensed by – Bose, Endovasix, Micrus • Research funding from – Alcon, Cordis, Abbott Labs, Boston Scientific
Faculty Research Collaborations: U.S.• Houston Medical Center: Texas Heart Institute, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,and Baylor College of Medicine• MIT• Yale University• Stanford University• Duke University• University of California at San Diego• University of California at Irvine• University of Missouri• University of Maryland• University of Michigan• University of Pittsburgh• Oak Ridge National Lab• Lawrence Livermore National Lab• NASA - JSC
Faculty Research Collaborations: Europe • Queen Mary University (London) • University of Edinburgh • Universite de la Mediterranee (Marseille) • Graz University of Technology • Swansea University • Queen’s University (Belfast) • University of Salermo • University of Pisa • Université Paris XII • KTH (Sweden) • University of Zagreb • Imperial College (London) • University of Wurzburg (Germany) • Utrecht University • Ghent University
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.