Keat Ghee Ong, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received 3M Nontenured Faculty Awards in 2009 and 2010 to support his research on wireless implantable sensor technologies. The award, which is nominated by 3M researchers working on research topics that are of interest to 3M, is currently sponsored by Jim Vanous of SEMS Electronics Applications group.
Kaitlyn (Reed) Bunker (Electrical Engineering), Nicole Colasacco-Thumm (Geosciences/Climate Dynamics), Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering), Ashley Thode (Civil Engineering), Eli Vlaisavljevich (Bioengineering), and Samantha Wojda (Biomedical Engineering) all won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards.
Picture yourself with an aortic aneurysm, a weak spot in the vessel that bulges outward and is in danger of bursting. Your doctor has fixed it with a stent, which is like sealing off the weak spot and putting in a new, stronger channel. But what if the stent leaks? That’s a problem that Keat Ghee Ong, an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department, is addressing. He is devising a wireless sensor, the size of a small paper clip, that could be implanted by the stent. “It’s a good, easy and inexpensive way to scan it to make sure there are no leaks,” he says.
Keat Ghee Ong (Biomedical Engineering) has received $74,659 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for the first year of a potential two-year project totaling $148,881, “A Wireless, Passive Dosimeter for Tracking Mercury Vapor Exposure.”
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced today that work by Ryan Gilbert, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is being supported by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center have announced award recipients of the Fifth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum, held on Feb. 27.
Two Grand Awards, six Merit Awards and three Honorable Mention Awards were presented.
How are you going to keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Houghton?
You’re not, if you’re trying to have Beatrice Burgess, who is 20, help take care of the dairy cattle on the family farm in Brown City.
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Four students embarked to Ghana Thursday to test and demonstrate an infant heartbeat detector they developed which could reduce newborn infant deaths in developing countries.
The team will visit Kumasi, Kranka and Synyani in the west African country to show their device to physicians and midwives to determine its usefulness and get their feedback on how it could be improved.
Dr. Michael Neuman gave the opening plenary lecture, “Current Issues and Future Possibilities for Biomedical Sensors,” at the 4th Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) International Conference on Biomedical Engineering in June. He also gave a pre-conference short course on biomedical instrumentation at the University of Malaya.