Weekly Seminars

Every Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters, one speaker is invited to talk about their research in the Biomedical Engineering field. The seminars are usually held in the following locations:

  • Fall Semester Seminars are usually held in the South Auditorium in the Coleman Building at the University of Tennessee campus.
  • Spring Semester Seminars are held in the Engineering Administration Building, Room 203 at the University of Memphis campus.

NOTICE: Attending these weekly seminars is mandatory for ALL Biomedical Engineering students in the program. Survey Students and faculty members from other departments are also welcome to attend the seminars.

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Spring 2014 Seminars

Seminars will be held on The University of Memphis campus in Room 203 Engineering Administration Building (Engineering Auditorium), corner of Central and Zach Curlin streets, at 330p, unless indicated below. For more information call 901/678-3733.

Date Seminar Topic

January 17

Patrick Shelton, Systems and Software Solutions, IBM Rational
Driving innovation and achieving regulatory compliance

January 24

Dr. Kevin Boggs, Assistant Vice President of technology Transfer, FedEx Institute of Technology, University of Memphis
The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship and the new era of high-growth startups at the University of Memphis

January 31

Dr. Gary L. Bowlin, Professor and Herff Chair of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis
Electrospinning - The processing revolution that changed extracellular matrix analogue fabrication

February 7

Dr. Edina Bene, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis
Concussion detection and diagnosis in sports and in the military: Current methods and future development

February 14

Dr. Russell J. Deaton, Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Memphis
The design of DNA-guided self-assembled nanostructures

February 21

Ashley Cox Parker, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis
Fungal infection and biofilm mitigation with antibiotic and antifungal loaded chitosan and polyethylene glycol sponges

February 28

Dr. Roland DeMarco, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
New frontiers for robust solid contact polymeric ion-selective electrodes

March 7

Embryonic Stem Cell Research - True respect for human life and dignity: Panel discussion on ethical issues in Biomedical Engineering Research
Participants: Dr. Amy Abell, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, and Dr. Karen Hasty, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

March 14

Spring Break - no seminar

March 21

Jerald Redmond, Principal R&D Engineer, Medtronic Spinal, Memphis TN
Title: Reliability of cardiovascular stents

March 28

Alex Maclin, PhD candidate, Biomedical Engineering, University of Memphis
Title: Dye-loaded nanocapsules immobilized in a hydrogel matrix: Development of flow-through optical pH sensors

April 4

Dr. Craig L. Duvall, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

Title: Nanotechnologies for intracellular delivery of cardiovascular biotherapies

April 11

Amy Abell, Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Memphis
Title: Controlling the cellular phenotype

April 18

UT holiday - no seminar
Title: tba

April 25

Gladius Lewis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Memphis
Title: A rational approach to selection of an antibiotic-loaded PMMA bone cement for use in total joint replacements

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UTHSC Campus:

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
956 Court Avenue, Suite E226
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5880
Fax: (901) 448-7387

U of M Campus:

Department of
Biomedical Engineering

The University of Memphis
330 Engineering Technology Building
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: (901) 678-3733
Fax: (901) 678-5281