BME Alum in the News

Jennifer Dehlin ‘2001 – BS, Biomedical Engineering has been appointed to the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee by Gov. Rick Snyder. The 11- member board advises the MI Dept. of  Community Health on issues affecting prescription drug coverage for its various health care programs.

Jennifer Dehlin, of Marquette, is a family physician with Marquette General Hospital and associate medical director of Lake Superior Hospice.  She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Marquette Alger Medical Society executive board. Dehlin received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a medical degree from the University of Michigan.


New NIH Funding

Research funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) continues to grow in the BME Department.

Dr. Michael Neuman, Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering, recently received funding from the NIH in the amount of $109,724 for the first year of a two year project totaling $218,754.  The title of the research project is “A low cost cardiac annunciator to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths.”

Dr. Rupak Rajachar, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dr. Keat Ghee Ong, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, received funding from the NIH to conduct a research project titled “Novel nano-mechanical platform to investigate therapeutic sub-cellular mechanical stimulation.”  This is a two year project totaling $148,783.


Biomedical Engineering Students Win Expo Awards

In the 11th Annual Michigan Tech Undergraduate Expo the 1st Place award winning team was Biomedical Engineering team sponsored by Boston Scientific. The project was “Bioabsorbable Polymer-Coated Metal Stent Degradation Simulation Design”
Team Members are Kristina Price, Brendan Daun, Thomas Faulkner, Erin Larson, Derek Yesmunt, and David Strobel, Biomedical Engineering; and Kelsey Waugh and Matt Gardeski, Materials Science and Engineering.
The advisors are Dr. Jeremy Goldman (BME) and Dr. Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE).