Special Medical Engineering Seminars

2018 Fall Term


Zhen Xu Title: Histotripsy: Imaging Guided Ultrasound Therapy for Non-invasive Surgery
Date: November 1, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Zhen Xu, University of Michigan
   Title: Presentations by Medical Engineering Ph.D. Students: Colin Cook, David Mittelstein, Luizetta Navrazhnykh
Date: November 8, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
David Issadore Title: Diagnosing Disease with Extracellular Vesicles: Finding Heterogeneous, Nanoscale Needles in a Nanoscale Haystack
Date: November 15, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: David Issadore, University of Pennsylvania-SEAS

2018 Winter Term


Ron Alterovitz Title: Computing Motions for Medical and Assistive Robots
Date: February 22, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ron Alterovitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: Research in Medical Engineering at Caltech
Date: March 1, 2018, 4:00–5:15 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speakers: Tim Colonius, Wei Gao, Julia Greer, Rustem Ismagilov, Ken Pickar, Mikhail Shapiro, Yu-Chong Tai, Lihong Wang

2017 Spring Term


Hala Zreiqat Title: Strategies for Bone and Tendon Regeneration
Date: May 11, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Hala Zreiqat, University of Sydney, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies, Harvard University

2017 Winter Term


Alix Deymier Title: Small Structures Big Effects: Multiscale Structure-Function Relationships in Musculoskeletal Tissues
Date: February 16, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Alix Deymier, Columbia University
Wei Gao Title: Bioelectronic Devices for Personalized and Precision Medicine: From Wearable Biosensors to Medical Nanorobots
February 23, 2017, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Wei Gao, University of California, Berkeley
Hamed Arami Title: Nano-inspired Devices for Highly Sensitive Detection and Therapy of Brain Diseases
Date: March 2, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Hamed Arami, Stanford
Sung Jin Park Title: Controllable Engineered Biological Systems for Personalized Medicine
Date: March 9, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Sung Jin Park, Harvard University
Michael John Mitchell Title: Technologies for Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy
Date: March 14, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Michael John Mitchell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jun-Chau Chien Title: Silicon-based Bioelectronics for Future Precision Medicine and Precision Health
Date: March 16, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Jun-Chau Chien, Stanford University
Sufeng Zhang Title: Exploiting Physiological Cues to Engineer Drug Delivery in Skeletal and Gastrointestinal
Date: March 21, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Sufeng Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Saad Bhamla Title: Blood, Tears, and Soap Bubbles: Leveraging Soft Matter Physics for Fundamental Discovery and Global Health
Date: March 23, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Saad Bhamla, Stanford University
Cesar de la Fuente Title: Engineered Peptide Therapeutics as Next-Generation Medicines
Date: March 28, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Cesar de la Fuente, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mahsa Shoaran Title: Ultra-Low-Power Neural Interfaces: from Monitoring to Diagnostics and Therapy
Date: March 30, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mahsa Shoaran, Caltech

2016 Fall Term


Luke P. Lee Title: Nanoscale Biophotonics and Its Applications in Life Sciences and Medicine
September 29, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 106 Spalding Lab
Speaker: Luke P. Lee, National University of Singapore; UC Berkeley

2016 Spring Term


Yu Shrike Zhang Title: Bioinspired Organoid Engineering for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Date: April 21, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Yu Shrike Zhang, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology
Qimin Quan Title: Optical Nanosensor: Pushing Its Limits for Translational Medicine
Date: April 28, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Qimin Quan, Rowland Institute at Harvard University
Emmanouil Karagiannis Title: Optical Microscopy Techniques for Mapping the Brain Connectome with Nanoscale Resolution
Date: May 19, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Emmanouil Karagiannis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016 Winter Term


Cullen R. Buie Title: Microfluidic Microbial Electrophenotyping for Biomedicine
Date: February 18, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Cullen R. Buie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2015 Spring Term


Elliot Hui

Title: Computing with Microfluidics
Date: April 23, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Elliot Hui, University of California, Irvine

Shouleh Nikzad,

Title: New Frontiers of Medical Technologies
Date: May 28, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Shouleh Nikzad, JPL

2015 Winter Term


Arash Kheradvar

Title: Emerging Trends in Heart Valve Engineering and its Translation to Clinical Medicine
Date: January 22, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Arash Kheradvar, University of California, Irvine

Polina Anikeeva

Title: Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials for Neural Interrogation
Date: February 26, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Polina Anikeeva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrea Remuzzi

Title: Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Arteriovenous Fistula for Hemodialysis
Date: March 17, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Andrea Remuzzi, University of Bergamo, Italy

2014 Fall Term


Ada Poon

Title: Engineering Near-field Interactions with Body for Powering Bioelectronic Medicines
Date: October 16, 2014, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ada Poon, Stanford University

2014 Spring Term


Jason T. Lee

Title: Vascular Surgery: More Than Just Glorified Plumbing and Pipes?
Date: May 15, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Jason T. Lee, Stanford University School of Medicine