Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical engineers develop pacemakers, hip replacements, genetic manipulation, and neural repair.

Graduates who are biomedical engineers

Summer internships: WVU, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Graduate schools: Boston University, University of Alabama--Birmingham, University of Kentucky
Employers: Riverside Research Institute, Omnia Medical
Parag Chitnis, Ph.D., Boston University
"I work at the Lizzi Center for Biomedical Engineering–Riverside Research Institute in New York City. Three of my projects are 1) ultrasound-assisted drug delivery for treating Parkinson's disease, 2) studying ultrasound contrast agents, and 3) cancer treatments using combined acoustical and optical methods. I would be pleased to discuss biomedical engineering with any interested students."

DillonHuffman(2014) is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. In 2013, Dillon had a summer internship at WVU with Dr. Valeriya Gritsenko. His project used motion capture, electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, and biomechanical modeling. The goals were to understand all the pathways and their interactions in the human sensorimotor system and to design maximally-effective rehabilitation approaches for helping people recover from damage to these pathways. Dillon's senior research project at Wesleyan involved designing and building a cost-effective prosthetic arm using an Arduino microprocessor. 
Troy Schifano (M.S., University of Alabama–Birmingham) works for Omnia Medical in Morgantown. The company provides medical and surgical products for spinal pathology, and people with neurological and orthopedic trauma.


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