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An Illinois Institute of Technology biomedical engineering team has developed innovative technology and techniques to measure the cholesterol secreted by human hepatocytes (liver cells) in real time. Its discoveries give researchers new tools to more efficiently and cheaply study life-saving drugs, such as by investigating the effects of statins on lowering cholesterol with the goal of improving medical treatments.

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The Association of Division III Independents has announced its Student-Athletes of the Month for October. Julia Taliana (BME) received the honor for women’s soccer.

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Wesley Lo (BME, 4th year), was selected to present his research at BMES 2017, the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society. The event will take place between October 11-14, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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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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At the end of each spring semester biomedical engineering undergraduate students from BME 419 - Introduction to Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering and BME 420: Design Concepts in Biomedical Engineering take part in the Biomedical Engineering Design Competition. This yearlong course covering two semesters aims to educate students on on the design, development and technology transfer of potential biomedical products

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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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