Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminars

2022 Fall Term


Jürgen Götz

Title: Opportunities and Challenges of Ultrasound-Mediated Neuromodulation and Drug Delivery from the Perspective of a Biologist Working in the Alzheimer Space
Date: October 21, 2022, 4:00-5:00 PM PT
Location: Annenberg 105
Speaker: Professor Jürgen Götz, Queensland Brain Institute, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

2022 Spring Term


Lei Xing

Title: Medical Imaging and Therapeutic Decision-Making in the Age of AI
Date: July 28, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM PT
Location Hybrid: Annenberg 105 / Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Lei Xing, Jacob Haimson & Sarah S. Donaldson Professor, Radiation Oncology - Radiation Physics, Stanford University

Mickael Tanter

Title: Ultrasound Imaging in Neuroscience
Date: June 17, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location: Chen 100
Speaker: Mickael Tanter, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research, Institute Physics for Medicine Paris

Srirang Manohar

Title: A Photoacoustic-ultrasound Transmission Breast Tomography System: System Overview and First Imaging Results
Date: May 19, 2022, 12:00–1:00 PM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Srirang Manohar, Multi-Modality Medical Imaging, University of Twente, Netherlands

Ravinder Dahiya

Title: High-Performance Printed Electronics for Robots and Interactive Systems
Date: May 16, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location Hybrid: B270 Moore / Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Ravinder Dahiya, FIEEE, FRSE, Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and EPSRC Research Fellow, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK

Giovanni Traverso

Title: Biomedical Device Development for Gastrointestinal Applications
Date: May 26, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location Hybrid: Annenberg 105 / Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Giovanni Traverso, MB, BChir, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in the Division of Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Tzahi Cohen-Karni

Title: Bioelectronics with nanocarbons – forming I/O with tissue and cells
Date: April 7, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location Hybrid: Annenberg 105 / Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Tzahi Cohen-Karni, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2022 Winter Term


Kim Butts

Title: Bringing Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation into Focus
Date: February 17, 2022, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Kim Butts, Department of Radiology, Stanford University

2021 Fall Term


Koji Sode

Title: Biomolecular Engineering to Realize Continuous, Real-time, in vivo Biosensing System
Date: December 2, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Koji Sode, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University

George Malliaras

Title: Technology for Bioelectronic Medicine
Date: November 18, 2021, 9:00–10:00 AM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: George Malliaras, Department of Engineering Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge

Shana Kelley

Title: Building Biomolecular Sensors for a New Era of Physiological Monitoring
Date: November 11, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Shana Kelley, Northwestern University

2021 Spring Term


Takao Someya

Title: Electronic Skins for Medical and Sports Applications
Date: May 27, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM PST
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Takao Someya, Ph.D., The University of Tokyo

2021 Winter Term


Tom Soh

Title: Continuous Measurements of Biomolecules in Live Subjects
Date: February 25, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Dr. Tom Soh, Stanford University

Dae-Hyeong Kim

Title: Unconventional Bioelectronics based on Soft Materials and Wireless Technology
Date: February 18, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Dae-Hyeong Kim, PhD, Professor, School of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Seoul National University

Elisa Konofagou

Title: Noninvasive Drug Delivery, Immunomodulation and Neuromodulation using Focused Ultrasound
Date: February 4, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Professor Elisa Konofagou, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Saswati Chatterjee

Title: AAVHSC: A Novel Genetic Medicine Platform for Gene Therapy & Genome Editing
Date: January 21, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Saswati Chatterjee, PhD, City of Hope

Matt O'Donnell

Title: Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics
Date: January 7, 2021, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Matt O'Donnell, PhD, Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle

2020 Fall Term


Xiaodong Chen

Title: Artificial Skin Perception
Date: November 19, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: Join Zoom Event
Speaker: Xiaodong Chen, Director of Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX) and the Director of Max Planck at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)

2020 Spring Term


Giovanni Traverso

Title: GI Device Development in a Few Movements
Date: May 7, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Giovanni Traverso, Gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

2020 Winter Term


Krishna Nayak

Title: High-Performance MRI applications that benefit from Low-Field
Date: February 27, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Krishna Nayak, Electrical and Computer Engineering (joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Radiology), Viterbi School of Engineering - University of Southern California

Steven Jacques

Title: Optically Detecting Structure and Granularity in Tissues
Date: January 23, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Steven Jacques, Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle

Metin Sitti

Title: Small-scale Wireless Robots for Medical Applications
Date: January 16, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Metin Sitti, Professor

Guang-Zhong Yang Title: The Grand Challenges of Science Robotics
Date: January 10, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM
Location: Moore B270
Speaker: Guang-Zhong Yang, Medical Robotics Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Yoram Rudy

Title: Seminar Cancelled
Date: January 9, 2020, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: Moore B270
Speaker: Yoram Rudy, Director, Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC), Washington University in St. Louis

2019 Fall Term


Chwee Teck (C.T.) Lim

Title: Microfluidics for Disease Diagnosis and Wearable Technology – From Bench to Bedside
Date: October 10, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Chwee Teck (C.T.) Lim, Director, Institute for Health Innovation & Technology, National University of Singapore

Liangfang Zhang

Title: Discovery and Translation of the Cell Membrane Coating Nanotechnology
Date: November 7, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM (Social to follow)
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Liangfang Zhang, PhD, Professor of Department of Nanoengineering, Bioengineering, and Chemical Engineering, University of California San Diego

Song Li

Title: Cell Engineering for Tissue Regeneration
Date: December 5, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Song Li, Ph.D., Chancellor Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, UCLA, Samueli School of Engineering

2019 Spring Term


Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub

Title: Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (CMUTs) in medical ultrasound imaging and therapy
Date: May 16, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub, Stanford Univeristy

Shu Chien

Title: Epigenetic Regulation of Mechanotransduction in Vascular Endothelium
Date: May 9, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Shu Chien, M.D., Ph.D., Institute of Engineering in Medicine, University of California San Diego

Andrea Goldsmith

Title: Exploiting Information and Communication Theory in Biology and Neuroscience
Date: May 2, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Andrea Goldsmith, Ph.D., Stanford University

Steven W. Hetts Steven W. Hetts

Title: ChemoFilter: Novel Endovascular Medical Devices to Reduce the Toxicity of Chemotherapy
Date: April 25, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speakers: Steven W. Hetts, M.D., Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
Anand S. Patel, M.D., Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers-Torrance & San Pedro, A Research Associate of Radiology, University of California San Francisco Medical Center

Zhenan Bao

Title: Skin-Inspired Polymer Electronic Materials and Devices
Date: April 18, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Zhenan Bao, Ph.D., Director, Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR), Stanford University

Etiteene Jacotot

Title: Microfluidic Living Neuronal Networks as Disease-on-Chip models for Neurobiological Research and Drug Evaluation
Date: April 11, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Etienne Jacotot, Neuronal Stress and Ageing (NSA), Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine

2019 Winter Term


Zhongping Chen

Title: Advances in Functional Optical Coherence Tomography: Translation of FOCT Technology From Bench to Bedside
Date: March 7, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Zhongping Chen, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Beckman Laser Institute, The Edwards Life Sciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, University of California, Irvine

Jianmin Cui

Title: Activating Ion Channels with Drugs and Ultrasound
Date: February 7, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Jianmin Cui, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis

Nitish V. Thakor

Title: Multimodality Functional Imaging of Brain Tumor
Date: January 31, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Nitish V. Thakor, Professor, Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology

Juan Lasheras

Title: On the Motion of the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) and its Role in Disease Processes of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Date: January 24, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Juan Lasheras, Stanford and Beverly Penner Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University California San Diego (UCSD)

Maryellen L. Giger

Title: Quantitative Radiomics and Machine Learning in Breast Cancer Image Analysis
Date: January 17, 2019, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology, University of Chicago

2018 Fall Term


Linda L. Demer

Title: Cardiovascular Biomineralization
Date: October 25, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Linda L. Demer, University California Los Angeles

2018 Spring Term


Milica Radisic

Title: Microfabrication of Elastomeric Polymers for Organ-on-a-chip Engineering and Injectable Tissues
Date: May 17, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Milica Radisic, University of Toronto, Canada

Kathy Ferrara

Title: New Strategies in Image-guided Interventions
Date: May 10, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Kathy Ferrara, University of California - Davis

Donald Ingber

Title: Biologically Inspired Engineering: From Mechanotherapeutics to Human Organs-on-Chips
Date: May 3, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Donald Ingber, Harvard University

Dorit Donoviel

Title: Out of this World Med Techs for Space and Earth
Date: April 12, 2018, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Dorit Donoviel, Translational Research Institute for Space Health

Michael Sacks

Title: Computational Modeling of the Mitral Heart Valve: From Mechanobiology to Surgical Repair
Date: April 5, 2018, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Michael Sacks, University of Texas at Austin

2018 Winter Term


Title: Faculty will discuss research being conducted in their labs
Date: March 1, 2018, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Faculty from the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Department of Medical Engineering

Joseph Wang

Title: Printable Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Toward Lab on the Body
Date: February 8, 2018, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Joseph Wang, University California San Diego (UCSD)

David Gakenheimer

Title: Technology Transfer for Medical Device Development FDA Approval Challenges (Using Logicon Caries Detector as example)
Date: February 1, 2018, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: David Gakenheimer, President, GA Industries

John Rogers

Title: Soft Electronics for the Human Body
Date: January 11, 2018, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: John Rogers, Northwestern University

2017 Fall Term


Roger T. Howe

Title: Broad-Spectrum Electronic Biomolecular Sensing
Date: November 30, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Roger T. Howe, Faculty Director of Nanofabrication Facility, Stanford University

Linda Narhi

Title: Protein Aggregates and Potential Immunogenicity in Biotherapeutics
Date: November 2, 2017, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Linda Narhi, PhD, Scientific Executive Director, Process Development, Amgen

Chih-Ming Ho

Title: Redefining the Drug Discovery Pathway-From Drug Candidate Search to Phenotypic Personalized Medicine (PPM)
Date: October 12, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Chih-Ming Ho, Distinguished Research Professor, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, University California Los Angeles

2017 Winter Term


Yuman Fong

Title: Engineering Viruses for Cancer Therapy
Date: February 2, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Dr. Yuman Fong, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, City of Hope

Scott Parazynski

CANCELLED Title: Extreme Environments as Catalysts for Disruptive Innovation
Date: April 13, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Scott Parazynski, MD, Astronaut, Everest Climber, Physician, Pilot, Inventor

2016 Fall Term


Mark Allen

Title: Interplay of Materials and Mechanics in Rapid 3D Printing of Precision Tissues
Date: November 10, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Shaochen Chen, Ph.D., Professor of NanoEngineering and Bioengineering Departments, Co-Director, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Center, University of California, San Diego

Josh Makower

Title: Biodesign: The Process of Innovating New Medical Technologies
Date: November 3, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Josh Makower, MD, General Partner, Healthcare Team, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Mark Allen

Title: Implantable Biomedical Microsystems: Permanent and Biodegradable Devices
Date: October 6, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mark Allen, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor and Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania

2016 Winter Term


Title: TBD
Date: February 25, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM - Cancelled
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Kurt Petersen, PhD, American Inventor

Ryan Egeland

Title: Precision Medicine: A Journey Through Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Commerce
Date: February 4, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ryan Egeland, Senior Director of Business Development Licensing, Medtronic, Inc.

Joe Kiani

Title: Innovations in Patient Monitoring: A Masimo Story
Date: January 14, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Joe Kiani, Founder, Chairman CEO of Masimo Corporation

2015 Fall Term


Ali Khademhosseini

Title: Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
Date: December 3, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

Richard S. Muller

Title: MEMS, a Perspective from Berkeley
Date: November 5, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Richard S. Muller, Professor, Director of Dept. of EECS, BSAC , University of California Berkeley

Balamurali K. Ambati

Title: Rays vs. Shadows: Fighting Global Blindness through Ophthalmic Genetic Bioengineering
Date: October 22, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Balamurali K. Ambati, University of Utah

Daniel Chang

Title: Presbyopia: The Final Frontier in Vision-Correction Surgery
Date: October 15, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Daniel Chang, MD, Empire Eye Laser Center

2015 Spring Term


Mickaël Tanter

Title: The Advent of Ultrafast Imaging in Biomedical Ultrasound
(Jointly hosted with CNS)
Date: May 7, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mickaël Tanter, Ph.D, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

James E. Lock

Title: Innovation in Rare Diseases in the Real World
Date: April 2, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: James E. Lock, Department of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston

2015 Winter Term


Fouad Kandeel

Title: New Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes
Date: February 19, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Fouad Kandeel, City of Hope

Alexander Kamb

Title: The Biology Century
Date: January 29, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Alexander Kamb, Amgen Inc.

Lihong Wang

Title: Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Beating Optical Diffusion and Diffraction
Date: January 15, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

2014 Fall Term


Tzung Hsiai

Title: Integrating hemodynamic stress and oxidative stress to assess unstable plaque
Date: November 13, 2014, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, FAHA, UCLA School of Medicine

Omar Ishrak

Title: Innovating Medical Devices to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Expand Global Access
Date: October 30, 2014, 4:30–5:30 PM
Location: 153 Noyes
Speaker: Omar Ishrak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic Inc.

Yuman Fong

Title: Operating Rooms of the Past, Present and Future: Translating Engineering into Progress
Date: October 2, 2014, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Yuman Fong, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center

2014 Spring Term


Dan Schwartz

Title: Calhoun Vision: The Excitement and Perils of Physician Driven Innovation
Date: May 22, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Dan Schwartz, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Division at UCSF

Stuart Foster

Title: Making waves in biomedical imaging with micro-ultrasound
Date: April 10, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: F. Stuart Foster, Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ultrasound Imaging, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

2014 Winter Term


Mark Humayun

Title: Update on Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Study
Date: March 13, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mark S. Humayun, Director of the USC Eye Institute and the USC Sensory Science Institute

Stephen Oesterle

Title: Converging low power microelectronics, IT and Communication Technology into Implantable Medical Devices
Date: February 27, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Stephen N. Oesterle, Director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium

Michael Harrison

Title: Innovation: Fetal Surgery to Pediatric Device Consortium
Date: February 13, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Michael R. Harrison, Director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium