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Assistant Professor – Pharmacoengineering – Tenure Track

The Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University is a rapidly growing enterprise which is one of the fastest growin… Read more

Jason Franz receives National MS Society Research Grant

BME Faculty Jason Franz, in collaboration with UNC Healthcare and researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been awarded an exciting new Research Grant from the National Multi… Read more

BME Students receive NC State Undergraduate Research Grants

Two BME undergraduate students received NC State Undergraduate Research Grants for the 2017-2018 school year. Vibhavari Vempala, a senior in Dr. Helen Huang’s CLEAR lab, received the grant to continue… Read more

Jacque Cole awarded Junior Faculty Research Grant by American Society of Biomechanics

BME Faculty member Dr. Jacque Cole is the 2017 recipient of the Junior Faculty Research Grant from the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)! This grant is intended to be used to help generate pilot… Read more

Controlled Release Society Presents Zhen Gu with Young Investigator Award

The Controlled Release Society (CRS) has chosen Dr. Zhen Gu as the recipient of this year’s Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes a CRS member who has made outstanding contributions in the s… Read more

Gabriela Torres Takes First Place in EMBS Student Competition

  BME graduate student Gabriela Torres won first place in the Student Paper Competition during July’s IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Symposium (EMBS) held in JeJu, Korea! The conference… Read more

Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR)

We are excited to announce the transformation of the former REC into the Closed-Loop Engineering for Advanced Rehabilitation (CLEAR) core. Administratively housed in the Joint Department of Biomedical… Read more

Chris Giardina, MD/PhD student, awarded US patent

Chris Giardina, a BME MD/PhD candidate, has been awarded his first ever US patent for technology relating to cataract surgery. “I’m really proud to be a part of this department,” Chris said when asked… Read more

Andrea Brandt featured in NC State Graduate School magazine

tHINK, the NC State Graduate School magazine, is a biannual publication that features stories about Wolfpack students who are the best and brightest of their generation. It comes as no surprise, then,… Read more

Zenomics, BME spin-out company, raises $5.8M for smart insulin technology

Dr. Zhen Gu’s smart insulin delivery technology has made waves in the biomedical community. Now, his startup company Zenomics is on its way to delivering cost-effective and painless diabetic solutions… Read more

Industry Advisory Board Member George Ligler Elected to National Academy of Engineering

BME Industry Advisory Board member George Ligler has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. An expert in complex, interdisciplinary systems engineering, he will be inducted into the NAE… Read more

BME Student Groups Win First, Third Place in ASAIO Design Competition

BME’s student-led groups continue to dominate in national and international medical device design competitions. In June, the ASAIO (formerly American Society for Artificial Internal Organs) held its a… Read more