January 13, 2021
There’s no workspace like home
Three Hopkins roommates transformed their townhouse into a temporary manufacturing lab while the campus closed due to the pandemic.
December 23, 2020
The future of face masks
A team of biomedical engineering undergraduate students won $250,000 for their adaptable surgical mask design in the XPRIZE competition.
December 3, 2020
Hopkins BME undergrads named finalists in global mask design challenge
A Hopkins BME team of 24 undergraduate students that's come up with a clear, adaptable face mask is among five finalists in a global challenge to design a better mask.
November 11, 2020
Student team develops ventilator alternative for COVID-19 patients
A group of six third-year undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins University is on a mission to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic from their living rooms by designing leak-proof masks that can be used with ordinary CPAP machines to deliver breathing relief to hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
September 29, 2020
Two PhD students from Hopkins BME named Siebel Scholars
Yuan Rui and Sarah Somers, two PhD students studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, have been names Siebel Scholars for 2021.
September 29, 2020
Hopkins BME team named finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
Team Benegraft is among the finalists announced by the Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual contest founded by the National Inventors Hall of Fame to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level.
August 5, 2020
Dusting off the sewing machine to donate PPE
When Ivy Wang first learned to sew two years ago, she could never have predicted that the simple stitching skills she mastered would help her protect the lives of hundreds during a global pandemic as a volunteer making cloth masks for frontline workers.
August 5, 2020
Hopkins BME students develop low-cost device to treat postpartum hemorrhage in low-resource settings
Gavin Mischler, Maya Lapinski, and Katherine Hu met through the Hopkins BME Design Team program, and spent the next three years developing a reusable device that aims to reduce the rate of childbirth-related deaths for women in low-resource settings.
August 4, 2020
Student startup Relavo takes home $500,000 KidneyX prize
Relavo, a company founded by Johns Hopkins undergraduates studying biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $500,000 KidneyX prize to develop a product that reduces the risk for contamination during at-home kidney dialysis treatments.
August 3, 2020
PhD students and mentors win research and diversity fellowship
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded three pairs of Johns Hopkins PhD students and their mentors a 2020 Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study, which not only recognizes students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields, but also is designed to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
July 14, 2020
A solution to vision loss in canines
After the first client-owned dog received a partial corneal transplant in 2017, a team of Hopkins BME students and alumni developed a device to make it easier for surgeons to perform partial corneal transplants on dogs.
June 26, 2020
Start ’em up: Cellular Analysis Technologies
The founders of Cellular Analysis Technologies valued their time in the FastForward U’s spring Accelerator program so much, they’re going through the program twice—first as a Spark team, and now as a Fuel team. The program helps students from across Johns Hopkins bring their business ideas to life.
May 28, 2020
Students organize efforts to 3-D print PPE for the Johns Hopkins Hospital
While most of his classmates were preparing for final exams and upcoming summer internships, Chris Shallal spent the end of his third year focused on a multi-campus effort to create and provide durable, reusable face shields to healthcare workers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
May 20, 2020
Johns Hopkins team develops new method to make kidney dialysis fluid for patients with COVID-19
A team of researchers and students at Johns Hopkins are working to replenish the diminishing reserve of kidney dialysis fluid to help those with acute kidney injury, including COVID-19 patients who develop the disorder.
May 18, 2020
With Covaid, neighbors support neighbors during the pandemic
Johns Hopkins BME senior Debanik Purkayastha and a team of university students are working to build volunteer networks online to help others during the pandemic.
May 6, 2020
Two from Hopkins BME recognized at Young Investigators’ Day
Chen Zhao and Scott Albert have been recognized at the 2020 Johns Hopkins Young Investigators' Day. Learn more about their research and why they earned the recognition.
April 6, 2020
Thinking Fast in a Time of Crisis
A virtual hackathon hosted by the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design brings together hundreds of teams to solve challenges related to COVID-19.
February 13, 2020
Hopkins BME senior awarded Gates Cambridge scholarship to pursue a PhD at Cambridge University
Shubhayu Bhattacharyay, a Johns Hopkins University senior majoring in biomedical engineering, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship supporting his post-graduate studies in clinical neuroscience at the University of Cambridge in England.
January 31, 2020
Hopkins BME senior awarded Churchill Scholarship to complete master’s degree at Cambridge
Vinay Ayyappan, a Hopkins BME senior, will study cancer imaging techniques in the laboratory of Cambridge radiologist Ferdia Gallagher.
January 29, 2020
Beating the Odds
Meet Alina Andrews, a BME student who hit her stride at Johns Hopkins, thanks largely to a supportive program that helped her thrive.
December 17, 2019
BME seniors use contemporary techniques to identify a piece of JHU history
A team of Hopkins BME students identified a metal artifact in the Homewood Museum collection as a century-old part of the building's roof.
November 18, 2019
Student Spotlight: Natalie Livingston
Immunoengineer Natalie Livingston, a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, is giving a boost to the immune system by using biomaterials to activate a patient’s immune cells.
November 7, 2019
Eleven from Hopkins BME receive Provost Undergraduate Research Awards
Eleven biomedical engineering undergraduates from Johns Hopkins University received the Provost Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to help fund their research projects over the coming year.
October 31, 2019
Johns Hopkins student team wins $5K at Collegiate Inventors Competition
Team Relavo wins runner-up prize for device designed to reduce infection rates during at-home kidney dialysis.
October 29, 2019
Student engineers design a solution to address common dialysis complication
It’s not uncommon for college students to balk at the idea of group work, but Johns Hopkins engineering student Sarah Lee says she can’t imagine finding the success she has with her award-winning medical device company without help and input from her team.
October 2, 2019
Five Johns Hopkins BME PhD students named Siebel Scholars
Five Johns Hopkins PhD students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering have been named Siebel Scholars for 2020.
August 14, 2019
Bioengineering by Degrees to Treat Breast Cancer
2017 Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering graduate Bailey Surtees and a team of student engineers recently published a paper in 'PLOS One' about a device they developed that treats cancer by freezing cancerous tissue using CO2.
July 17, 2019
Low-cost tissue-freezing device could expand access to lifesaving breast cancer treatments
A cryoablation probe developed by Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students would offer an affordable, widely available alternative for women in low-resource settings.
June 21, 2019
Hopkins BME senior awarded Astronaut Scholarship for second year in a row
For the second year in a row, Vinay Ayyappan, a rising senior in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship, which recognizes talented students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
May 14, 2019
Engineering team takes home more than $30,000 in prizes at Rice Business Plan Competition
Treyetech, a Johns Hopkins engineering team, took home more than $30,000 in grants and prizes from the Rice Business Plan Competition after presenting their designs for a device that makes corneal transplant surgery easier.