BME Leadership Seminars

2019 – 2020

Leadership Seminar: James J. Collins, Ph.D.
Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science Professor, Department of Biological Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
09/30/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Leadership Seminar: Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Ph.D.
Morton Goldberg ProfessorWilmer Eye Institute and Biomedical Engineering, Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Board of Maryland's Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
12/02/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



2018 – 2019

Leonard Pinchuk, Ph.D., D.Sc., (h.c.), NAE.
Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
10/01/2018 – 3:00 pm

The Key Biomaterials that Led to Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Glaucoma

Thomas C. Skalak, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Clara Wu and Joe Tsai Foundation, Vice President for Research Emeritus, University of Virginia
10/29/2018 – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Engineering for Life in a Rapidly Changing World

Marjolein van der Meulen, Ph.D.
James M. and Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering, Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
12/03/2018 – 3:00 pm

Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Tissues

Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.
Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State University
02/25/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Leadership Seminar: Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.
Wallace H. Coulter Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech College of Engineering
04/22/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



2017 – 2018

Nancy L. Allbritton, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
09/18/2017 – 3:00 pm

Mini-Guts on Microchips

Dr. Warren M. Grill
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
10/02/2017 – 3:00 pm



Dr. Lonnie Shea
Professor and William and Valerie Hall Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
12/11/2017 – 3:00 pm



Dr. Buddy D. Ratner
Director, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB21) Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
01/29/2018 – 3:00 pm



Dr. Rebecca M. Bergman
President, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota
02/26/2018 – 3:00 pm



Dr. Martha L. Gray
J. W. Kieckhefer Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
03/12/2018 – 3:00 pm



2016 – 2017

Lori Setton, Ph.D.
Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of ­Biomedical ­Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis
09/12/2016 – 3:00 pm



David Kaplan Ph.D.
Stern Family Professor of Engineering, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
09/16/2016 – 3:00 pm



Rashidi Bashir, Ph.D.
Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, Bioengineering Department Head, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11/07/2016 – 3:00 pm



Prof. Kirsch
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
01/23/2017 – 3:00 pm



Nicholas A. Peppas, Sc.D.
LECockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering, Professor of McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
02/27/2017 – 3:00 pm



Tejal Desai, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
03/27/2017 – 3:00 pm



2015 – 2016

Jennifer West, Ph.D.
Fitzpatrick Family University, Professor of Engineering, Duke University
09/21/2015 – 3:00 pm



Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
12/14/2015 – 3:00 pm



Matthew O’Donnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
01/11/2016 – 3:00 pm



Dominique Durand, Ph.d.
EL Lindseth Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Neural Engineering Center, Case Western Reserve University
02/15/2016 – 3:00 pm



Scott P. Bruder, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal, Bruder Consulting International, LLC, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
03/14/2016 – 3:00 pm



2014 – 2015

Michael L. Shuler, Ph.d.
Samuel Eckert Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
10/06/2014 – 3:00 pm



W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.d.
Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University
11/17/2014 – 3:00 pm



Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D.
A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, College Vice-Chair of Basic Science Research, University of Chicago
12/10/2014 – 3:00 pm



Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.d.
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut
01/12/2015 – 3:00 pm



Andrés J. García, Ph.D.
Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair, Regents’ Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
02/23/2015 – 3:00 pm



Metin Akay, Ph.D.
Founding Chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
03/30/2015 – 3:00 pm



2013 – 2014

Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Dept. of Bioengineering; Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Science Clemson University
10/14/2013 – 3:00 pm



Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering University of California, Davis
11/04/2013 – 3:00 pm



Arthur Coury, Ph.D.
Independent Medical Services Professional, Principal, Coury Consulting Services
01/13/2014 – 3:00 pm



Gilda Barabino, Ph.D.
Dean, Grove School of Engineering The City College of New York
03/10/2014 – 3:00 pm



Shankar Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering University of California, San Diego
04/07/2014 – 3:00 pm



2012 – 2013

Robert Nerem, Ph.D.
Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine; Institute Professor & Founding Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Georgia Institute of Technology
03/11/2013 – 3:00 pm



Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Mikati Foundation Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
05/06/2013 – 3:00 pm