Graduate Accomplishments

February 2020

BME students Rhodesherdeline Limage and Melissa Mendoza have won first place in their sessions for their oral presentations at the 2020 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C., that took place February 6-8, 2020.

January 2020

Yuaho Yuan, a BME PhD student studying under the supervision of Dr. Frank (Fake) Lu, has been awarded the Best Poster Award at the SPIE Photonics West Conference. This conference, which takes place in San Francisco, CA, is one of the largest photonics conferences with over 22,000 attendees per yer. Mr. Yuan also gave an oral presentation on their work, "Label-free imaging of lipid droplets in live cells with SRS microscopy".

December 2019

Melissa Mendoza, a PhD student researching under Dr. Gretchen Mahler, has been awarded the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship for the title of her research project, "Three-dimensional Valve-on-a-chip Models of the Aortic Valve Fibrosa". This award starts January 2020, ending in 2021, for a total funding amount of $62,032. Read more about the award here.

October 2019

Darrell Robinson, a BME graduate student, has received the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Travel Award in the amount of $1,400. Robinson will attend the AIMBE Public Policy Institute on October 28-29, 2019, in Washington, DC. This program explores how public policies shape medical and biological engineering. Students will have the opportunity to hear from regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Read more about the event here.

September 2019

A new study from a Binghamton University research team including Dr. Guy German (BME Faculty) and PhD student Christopher Maiorana, uses the topography of human skin as a model not for preventing cracks but for directing them in the best way possible to avoid critical components and make repairs easy. Read more here.

August 2019

BME students Matthew Brown, Stephanie Zhang, Rhodesherdeline Limage, and Ian Clay have been chosen for an oral presentation at the BMES 2019 Annual Meeting for their research. Wesley Groves, a participant of the departments recent BME REU program, has also been chosen for an oral presentation at the BMES 2019 Annual Meeting for his joint research abstract titled "Analysis of Cell Viability on Electrospun Polycaprolactone Fibers within a Microfluidic Device". Mr. Groves' research was done in collaboration with PhD student Melissa Mendoza and Dr. Gretchen Mahler.

July 2019

Rhodesherdeline Limage, a BME student, has received the 2019 BMES National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Travel Award. This award provides a complimentary registration to this years BMES Annual Meeting, a travel stipend to assist with travel costs, as well as a one-year BMES student membership.

May 2019

Subhadra Jayarman, a BME PhD student, has been selected as the recipient of the Pursuit of Technology Award by the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC). This is rewarded to a person of color in the STEM field that demonstrates passion and dedication for the advancement of our community.

April 2019

Natalie Weiss, a recently accepted PhD student, has been awarded Binghamton's SUNY Chancellor Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to aid in the recruitment of quality students, helping to recruit Ms. Weiss to work in Dr. Tracy Hookway's laboratory.

Matthew Brown, a PhD student, has just been awarded the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention. As part of this award, Matthew will be provided enhanced access to cyberinfrastructure resources, including supercomputing time, in support of research toward completion of the graduate program of study. Details of resources available are described here.

March 2019

Local news channel, WBNG 12 News recently interviewed Dr. Ahyeon Koh and her graduate student, Matthew Brown, a PhD student in the BME department. The video can be seen on WBNG, highlighting the great academic programs and research that BU offers, as well as the staple it plays in the community.

February 2019

Dr. Ahyeon Koh and graduate students Brandon Ashley, Youjoon Park, Sally Yuan, and Matthew Brown were recently published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics, for their research "Skin-inspired, Open Mesh Electrochemical Sensors for Lactate and Oxygen Monitoring". Read more by clicking here.

Recent BME graduate, Guruprasad Madhavan, MBA '07, PhD '09 has just been appointed the Program Director of the National Academy of Engineering, effective February 2, 2019. Madhavan started in NAE in 2008 as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow and then Program Officer in the Policy and Global Affairs Division.

January 2019

Dr. Ahyeon Koh and graduate students Matthew Brown and Brandon Ashley (PhD candidates)'s review paper, "Wearable Technology for Chronic Wound Monitoring: Current Dressings, Advancements, and Future Prospects" in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, published last April, has received a large recognition recently. Read more on this exciting research by visiting Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.

August 2018

PhD candidate, Sebastian Freeman, has won the Graduate Travel Award at the 2018 Advanced Bio-manufacturing Meeting in Worcester, MA. The title of his presentation was "Biofabrication of Tissue-Engineered Vessel Grafts".

PhD Candidate, Melissa Mendoza, has received the 2018 BMES Student Travel Award. This travel award provides a complimentary registration to the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting and a travel stipend to help with travel costs.

May 2018

A recent, upcoming article was published by FuzeHub about a SPIR partner, Triton Ceramics, and the work that Dr. Kaiming Ye and graduate student Kritika Thakore are providing in support of the company's business strategy; i.e. using Ag nanoparticles bonded to a bed of ceramic particles (Al2O3/SiO2) for improved water filtration. FuzeHub helped make the connection between BU and Triton Ceramics.

January 2018

A five year/ten semester Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowship for Graduate Students has been awarded to Adia Matthew, a newly accepted Graduate Student in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Read more on the Clark Fellowship here.

June 2017

A recent paper authored by Associate Professor, Dr. Gretchen Mahler, and PhD graduate, Sara Mina, was published and highlighted in Scilight. The title of the paper "The role of shear stress and altered tissue properties on endothelial to mesenchymal transformation and tumor-endothelial cell interaction" was officially published in July 2017. To read the abstract, visit Scilight.

Graduate Student Selected for GSOAR Program

We would like to congratulate BME student, William Terrell on being selected for the 2017 Graduate Summer Opportunity to Advance Research (GSOAR) Program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! As a GSOAR student, William will spend the summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the world's leading scientists, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. To read more on the opportunity, visit the GSOAR webpage.

December 2016

PhD Student Receives High Award

Xue Liu, a BME PhD student, has received the Graduate School Award for Excellence in ResearchThe Award for Excellence in Research honors the important contributions graduate students make to research at the University and the wide variety of approaches they take to the advancement of knowledge.

June 2016

Doctoral Student is Published in Binghamton University Magazine

A recent article in Binghamton University Magazine highlights BME PhD student, Kyle Reeser's work on building a 3-D bioprinter he calls the TissueBot

April 2016

Ask a Scientist Press & Sun-Bulletin Articles

PhD student Kyle Reeser was recently published in "Ask a Scientist" in the Press & Sun-Bulletin newspaper, with a student who asked the question "Why do mosquito bites itch".

January 2016

Ask a Scientist Press & Sun-Bulletin Articles

Professor Dr. George Catalano and PhD student Kyle Reeser were recently published in "Ask a Scientist" in the Press & Sun-Bulletin newspaper. Young students asked questions such as "Are dogs descended from wolves" and "What is it that puts the 'pop' in popcorn". 

April 2015

Graduate Student Awarded for Recruiting Initiatives

BME Graduate student, Carolyn Ma has been awarded with the Watson School Dean's Office: Outreach Assistant for Graduate Recruiting and Diversity Initiatives for her dedication to help grow our graduate population.

MS Student Wins Award in Graduate Student Poster Competition

Omkar Patil, a MS student in BME, recently won the award in the Graduate Student Poster Competition for his work "Non-contact measurement of stress levels during real-world tasks using a camera".

March 2015

Doctoral Student is Published in Local Newspaper

Kyle Reeser, a BME doctoral student, was published in the Press & Sun Bulletin in the "Ask a Scientist" section. The question: Why are the colors in the rainbow red to violet? To read more on the article, visit PressConnects.

Graduate Student is Selected for Faculty-Student Scholarship

BME graduate student Carolyn Ma has been selected as the Faculty-Student Scholar for the "Watson School Dean's Office: Outreach Assistant for Graduate Recruiting and Diversity Initiatives" for the 2015-16 academic year. 

September 2014

PhD Student Receives CONACYT Scholarship

Fabiola Moreno Olivas, a Bioengineering PhD student, has received the the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a (CONACYT) scholarship from the Mexican National Science and Technology Council. CONACYT is Mexico's entity in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies. Click on the link above to learn more about CONACYT and their scholarships.

May 2014

Student is Awarded with the Katie C. Root Award

Maria Ruiz Blondet has won the Katie C. Root Award for Graduate Students by the Binghamton University, for her academic excellence in studies and research.

March 2014

PhD Student Receives Kligman Award to Attend ISBS Meeting in Connecticut

PhD Bioengineering student, Xue Liu has obtained the Kligman Award from the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin. He will be attending the ISBS Conference in Mystic, Connecticut in August. Liu will be presenting a poster demonstrating the relationship between skin and biomedical engineering.