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Jennifer Kang-Mieler, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, a highly honored retina researcher, has recently added two more accolades to her trophy case. These awards recognize her dedication to the field and her passion for advancing vision research and the prevention and cure of disorders affecting the visual system.

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Jennifer Kang-Mieler, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named the recipient of the 2017 Retina Research Foundation (RRF) Paul Kayser Global Award. She was honored with the accolade for her research project, ”A novel microsphere-hydrogel ocular drug delivery system for anti- vascular endothelial growth factors (anti-VEGFs).”

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Jennifer Kang-Mieler, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named a Fellow of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). This honor recognizes current ARVO members for their individual accomplishments, leadership and contributions to the Association.

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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, recently accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Bioengineering of Neuroscience, Vision and Low Vision Technologies Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. Professor Troyk with serve in this position beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2021.

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Armour College of Engineering is pleased to announce that engineering was awarded in every category of the 2017 Sigma Xi Awards! The Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, and the Illinois Tech Chapter of Sigma Xi sponsor the annual Sigma Xi/IIT Awards for Excellence in University Research in recognition of the exemplary accomplishments in research, scholarship, and creative activity by faculty members and graduate students at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Omar Alhaj Ibrahim (BME, 4th year) has been selected to deliver the student address at the Armour College of Engineering Unit Ceremony on Commencement Day. He was selected for this honor based on his accomplishments and dedication to the Armour College of Engineering Community from a pool of engineering students who applied to be the Illinois Institute of Technology Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker.

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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and CEO of Sigenics, Inc., was featured in a Solid State Technology article on Sigenics’ award of a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Seven Armour College of Engineering students were named recipients of the Clinton E. Stryker Distinguished Service Award at the 42nd Annual Clinton E. Stryker Awards Banquet held on April 27, 2017. The award is named for alumnus Clinton E. Stryker (EE, 1917) who also served as an associate professor and three terms on the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees.

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Illinois Tech Leads $11.8 Million Grant to Test System That Might Restore Vision for People Who Have Lost Their Sight 

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Philip R. Troyk, Associate Dean of Armour College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was featured in a WTTW article about a National Institutes of Health grant that was awarded to Illinois Institute of Technology to test an intra-cortical visual prosthesis (ICVP) system. Dr. Troyk is the pricipal investigator on the grant that Illinois Tech leads with six partner institutions. 

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