Professor Seidman and Professor Buckley awarded 2017 University Research Awards
June 1, 2017
Two of our BME faculty members have been awarded 2017 University Research Awards to pursue promising projects that have the potential to eventually leverage external funding.
Scott Seidman, associate professor of biomedical engineering, will work with Alice Quillen, professor of physics and optics, Hesam Askari and Jessica Shang, assistant professors of mechanical engineering, on new strategies for developing miniature robotic devices that can explore hard-to-reach places, provide targeted delivery, and do exploratory sensing. The project is titled, "Robotic Physics of Miniature Crawlers, Swimmers and Burrowers."
Mark Buckley, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, will evaluate two approaches to minimizing the loss of corneal endothelial cells during cornea transplants. The project is titled, "Protection of corneal endothelial cells from surgical trauma."