JHU BME student achievements

January 20, 2017

Alex Mathews named to Forbes '30 Under 30' list

Alex Mathews, at right, of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently named to the annual Forbes "30 Under 30" list for his work on Fusiform with classmate Param Shah, at left.

The two were recognized in the Manufacturing and Industry category for their software-driven orthotics startup. Fusiform helps to create customizable and cost-effective orthotic devices that feature a revolutionary modular design.

Mathews said in an interview with the Hub that the project is "tackling a lot of inefficiencies in a process that hasn't adapted since the 1970s."

May 19, 2016

Recent BME undergrad Neil Rens named Fulbright Scholar

BME senior and recent graduate Neil Rens is among a record number of Johns Hopkins students to be named a Fulbright Scholar. Fulbright Scholars are given opportunity to travel abroad to study, teach, and conduct research.

Neil graduated with the class of 2016 with a BS in biomedical engineering and a minor in entrepreneurship and management. He will study for a master's degree in health economics, policy, and law at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Learn more on the HUB. 

April 27, 2016

BME undergrad honored by Goldwater Scholarship program

BME senior Miguel Sobrai has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. In his senior year Miquel was selected to act as a design team leader in the biomedical design program. He has spent the last two years working in the lab of Justin Hanes, and has had summer research experiences at the MD Anderson Cancer Center and at Harvard.

His current research focuses on nano-immunotherapeutics for glioblastoma therapy. Miguel plans to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering and hopes to join the emerging field of immunoengineering to help optimize current immunotherapy techniques and develop novel ones.

A Goldwater Scholarship is awarded in recognition of exceptional promise in research careers. The honor is considered a gateway award for its reputation for giving students a competitive edge when pursuing graduate fellowships in their fields. It is one of the first significant national scholarships focusing on STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Learn more on the HUB. 

April 6, 2016

2016 Johns Hopkins Business Plan Competition winners

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering congratulates the four BME undergraduate teams who placed in the 2016 Johns Hopkins University Business Plan Compettion. We look forward to following your successes.

Undergraduate Medical Technology & Life Science Category

1st place: SureShunt
Reducing Revisions for Shunt Catheters

Team leaders: Gabriela Frid, Ravi Gaddipati
Team members: Priya Arunachalam, Angela Park, Kamran Siddiq, Darius Tolbert

2nd place: Plaqate
Improving Safety of Atherectomy Procedures

Team leader: Caitlin Romanczyk
Team members: Clayton Andrews, Zack Buono, Paige Frank, Ananya Gupta, Josh Punnoose, Quinn Salditch, Scott Sterrett

3rd place: Tremtex
Noninvasive home treatment device for Parkinson’s Disease

Team leader: Amy Sun
Team members: Celine (Punithra) Arpornsuksant, Monique Bailey, Lucy Han, Yu Yuan (Kevin) Huang, Jeesoo Kim, Christopher Sears, Christine Yu

Social Enterprise Category

3rd place: NeoVate
Improving Facility Based Neonatal Vital Signs Monitoring and Risk Identification

Team leader: Kunal Patel
Team members: Domonique Carbajal, Robert Dembinski, Rebecca Glowinski, Shravya Gogula, Jon Hochstein, Jeff Li, Manyu Sharma

March 15, 2016

Undergrad Daphne Schlesinger receives PURA fellowship

Daphne Schlesinge BME sophomore Daphne Schlesinger has been awarded a Provost Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) for the 2015–16 academic year. The award will provide a $2,500 fellowship to support Schlesinger’s research, which will be dispersed under her sponsor, Dr. Jordan Green.

Schlesinger’s research project seeks to develop microscale polymer needles for improved drug and vaccine administration.

Daphne will participate next spring in the PURA poster session and recognition ceremony.

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering congratulates Daphne on receiving a PURA fellowship award and wishes the researchers continued success.

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering applauds the accomplishments of BME undergraduate students.