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Camouflaged Nanoparticles Used to Deliver Killer Protein to Cancer
June 14, 2018

A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors.

Targeting strategy may open door to better cancer drug delivery
June 14, 2018

Bioengineers may be able to use the unique mechanical properties of diseased cells, such as metastatic cancer cells, to help improve delivery of drug treatments to the targeted cells, according to a team of researchers at Penn State.

Biomedical engineering professor part of multimodal energy harvesting research team
May 29, 2018

A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers.

$2 million NIH grant awarded to two Penn State professors to develop new kind of wound dressing
5/23/2018

Two Penn State professors have received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to develop a wound dressing made of semi-synthetic biomaterials.

Graduate students to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
5/3/2018

Two Penn State graduate students have been selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting June 24-29, in Lindau, Germany.

Gomez to use NSF CAREER award to study how cell differentiation is affected by tissue stiffness
5/2/2018

Esther Gomez, assistant professor of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering, Penn State, has received the National Science Foundation's (NSF) prestigious Early Career (CAREER) award to better understand the mechanobiology of mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET).

Riley named biomedical engineering student marshal for 2018 spring commencement
4/20/2018

Joshua M. Riley will be the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the College of Engineering's spring commencement ceremony on May 4. Riley will receive a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering.

College of Engineering receives AHA Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award
4/18/2018

The College of Engineering and the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State have been awarded the 2018 Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship by the American Heart Association (AHA).

Department of Biomedical Engineering offers new study abroad program in Milan
4/17/2018

The Penn State Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is offering a new study abroad program for its students in Milan, Italy, beginning in spring 2019.

Nova-like explosion of spinning live bacteria explained
4/10/2018

Suspensions of live bacteria in a viscous liquid do not act as expected when spun at certain speeds and now a team of researchers know why the bacterial aggregation appears to explode when the spinning stops.

Female students "take over" the Learning Factory on Ladies' Night
4/5/2018

The sound of whirring band saws, swinging hammers and the screeching of metal being cut filled the air at Penn State's Bernard M. Gordon Learning Factory on March 20, the same as any other night. But there was one stark difference.

Randolph awarded Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship
4/4/2018

Lauren Randolph, a Penn State doctoral candidate in bioengineering, has been awarded the prestigious Harold K. Schilling Dean's Graduate Scholarship.

Gregory Riggins receives Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award
3/15/2018

Gregory Riggins, a Penn State bioengineering alumnus, was recently named one of 12 recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Extracellular vesicles could be personalized drug delivery vehicles
3/13/2018

Creating enough nanovesicles to inexpensively serve as a drug delivery system may be as simple as putting the cells through a sieve, according to an international team of researchers.

Vidt and Simon to begin project funded by Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program
2/9/2018

Meghan Vidt, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Julianna Simon, assistant professor of acoustics, were recently awarded funding through the Penn State College of Engineering's Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grants program.

Bioengineering Ph.D. candidates recognized by American Chemical Society
11/3/2017

Penn State Ph.D. candidates Qiyao Li, Dingying Shan and Chuying Ma received awards at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting.

Four biomedical engineering students receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants
11/3/2017

Biomedical engineering students Brandon Davis, Joshua Riley, Elizabeth Roach and William Su, were awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education.

Zhang and other researchers receive $3.7 million grant to further national BRAIN initiatives
11/2/2017

Two Penn State professors are collaborating to bring real-world solutions to better understand neuroimaging signal through the support of a $3.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative grant focusing on resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Mimicking biological process, hydrogel signals and releases proteins
10/26/2017

An artificial system using a DNA-laced hydrogel can receive a chemical signal and release the appropriate protein, according to Penn State researchers. Further stimulation by the chemical signal continues to trigger a response.

Three Penn State researchers receive scientific grants from Kaufman Foundation
10/12/2017

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has selected three Penn State researchers to receive scientific grants: James Marden, Scott Medina and Mikael Rechtsman. The foundation awarded eight grants to scientists at institutes of higher learning in Pennsylvania who are pursuing research that explores essential questions in biology, physics and chemistry, or that crosses disciplinary boundaries.

Molecular microscopy illuminates molecular motor motion
9/1/2017

A toddler running sometimes loses footing because both feet come off the ground at the same time.

Students Pouria Fattahi and Jordan Dover develop efficient 3D near-field electrospinning for potential tissue engineering
7/3/2017

Biomedical engineers at the Pennsylvania State University have demonstrated a simple and innovative method for fabrication of highly organized polymeric fiber structures blended with stem cell loaded collagen gels.

Biomedical engineering welcomes three new faculty members
6/29/2017

The Department of Biomedical Engineering will welcome three new faculty members during the fall 2017 semester.

College of Engineering announces faculty promotions
5/17/17

The College of Engineering recently announced that 13 faculty members have been selected for promotions.

Keefe Manning and Nanyin Zhang receive promotions in academic rank
5/17/17

Keefe Manning, professor, associate dean for academic affairs, and Schreyer Honors College; and Nanyin Zhang, professor of biomedical and electrical engineering; have been promoted within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1.

Joseph Kim named student marshal for spring 2017 commencement
4/27/2017

Joseph Jongha Kim was selected as the student marshal for the biomedical engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 5.

Fast capture of cancer markers will aid in diagnosis and treatment
4/18/2017

A nanoscale product of human cells that was once considered junk is now known to play an important role in intercellular communication and in many disease processes, including cancer metastasis.

Institute for cyberscience co-hire wins early-career NIH award
4/11/2017

Xiao Liu, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State and a co-hire of the university's Institute for CyberScience (ICS), has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award.

Marjorie Rawhouser named Outstanding Engineering Alumna
3/21/2017

Marjorie Rawhouser of Annapolis, Maryland, has been named an Outstanding Engineering Alumna by the College of Engineering.

Wong named Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow
02/27/2017

Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Two biomedical engineering faculty members named AIMBE Fellows
01/17/2017

Yong Wang, professor of biomedical engineering, and Pak Kin Wong, professor of biomedical engineering, have been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Researchers use stem cells to regenerate the external layer of a human heart
01/11/2017

A process using human stem cells can generate the cells that cover the external surface of a human heart -- epicardium cells -- according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers.

New technique uses immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs
01/04/2017

Some researchers are working to discover new, safer ways to deliver cancer-fighting drugs to tumors without damaging healthy cells. Others are finding ways to boost the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells. Researchers at Penn State have combined the two approaches by taking biodegradable polymer nanoparticles encapsulated with cancer-fighting drugs and incorporating them into immune cells to create a smart, targeted system to attack cancers of specific types.

Penn Staters work together to share voice technology with teen in Sri Lanka
12/15/2016

Danush is a high school student who wants to go to college, but first he must complete a standardized test with multiple-choice questions.

NIH grant supports the study of molecular motors to understand brain disease
11/30/2016

A $1.37 million study conducted by William Hancock, professor of biomedical engineering, funded by the National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences, will support the investigation of intracellular transport and cell division to better understand the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases.

STEM students attend Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
11/23/2016

A group of Penn State engineering students were among those in attendance at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABCRMS) November 9 to 12 in Tampa, Florida.

 
 

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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

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614