A new technique for eliminating particularly tough blood clots uses engineered nanodroplets and an ultrasound “drill” to break up the clots from the inside out. “We introduce nanodroplets to the site… Read more
Recent BME graduate Eddie Neri talks to Innovate Carolina about his experience working with the Helping Hand Project (HHP), designing and building 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children with limb di… Read more
UNC Student-Led Startup LiRA, a developer of lip-reading technology for voiceless individuals, has won the $25,000 first-place prize in the Covintus Tech Tank pitch competition. Two BME PhD candidates… Read more
BME Jackson Family Distinguished Professor Helen (He) Huang’s Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Engineering Lab (NREL) has been working on an ankle prosthetic that relies on the user’s residual muscles to… Read more
Current Students & Alumni
We love to hear from our students and alumni! There are plenty of opportunities to stay involved with the Joint BME Department outside the classroom and upon graduation, from attending events and lectures to connecting with us on LinkedIn and social media Instagram and Twitter.
The BME Grad Podcast
Two recent UNC / NC State BME graduates, Allie Mitzak and Grace Cronin host The BME Grad Podcast to help BME students understand industry job roles. Since the start of the podcast in January 2021, Mitzak and Cronin have hosted guests working in product engineering, manufacturing, project management, marketing, clinical, regulatory and entrepreneurship roles. With a new episode every 2 weeks, they have also featured subject matter experts in interviewing and resume writing.
*Disclaimer: the podcast content is not sponsored nor necessarily represents the views of the Universities of UNC / NC State.*
Hunter Reavis, UNC Alum – Class 2016
“After graduation in 2016, I worked as a research technician in a lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Radiation Oncology department studying DNA damage and repair. This research experience helped me to confirm my passion for cancer biology and in 2018 I began my PhD at the University of Pennsylvania studying the tumor microenvironment of ovarian cancer. BME provided me with a unique perspective in the cancer biology field and I often use many of the approaches and techniques that I learned at UNC!”
Anthony M. Kyu, NC State Undergraduate – Class 2021
“I have a particular interest in prosthetics and robotics. I’m currently the Vice President of NC State’s Cybathlon Team, leading the design of a prosthetic leg for the upcoming competition this September 2020. I’m also the Chief Technology Officer of the Helping Hand Project, responsible for the design and 3D printing of hundreds of body-powered upper-limb prosthetics for children. This year I was awarded an Astronaut Scholarship, after the Joint BME department nominated me. I’m the only NC student among 56 scholarships awarded across 41 universities from around the country.”