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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. New Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2006 Welcome Aboard!. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING. Orientation Schedule. 9:15 Continental Breakfast - BME Conference room 9:45 Todd Przybycien – BME Department Head 10:15 BME Staff

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orientation schedule

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Orientation Schedule

9:15 Continental Breakfast - BME Conference room

9:45 Todd Przybycien – BME Department Head

10:15 BME Staff

Hilda Diamond – Associate Head

Sandy Brenner Hill – Business Manager

Brendan Kerr – Office Coordinator

10:45 Sanna Gaspard – GBMES President & other officers/buddies?

11:15 Donna Beck - Engineering and Science Library

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Deanna Matthews - Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence

1:30 Jeff Beyer - Counseling & Psychological Services

bme office

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME Office
  • Mr. Brendan Kerr, Office Coordinator (bkerr@andrew.cmu.edu)
    • Mailboxes, appointments, events
  • Mrs. Hilda Diamond, Associate Head (hd01@andrew.cmu.edu)
    • Degree progress and records issues
    • Course registration issues
  • Ms. Sandy Brenner-Hill, Business Manager (sb5v@andrew.cmu.edu)
    • Stipend and tuition issues
    • Visa issues
    • BME purchasing issues
  • Prof. Todd Przybycien, Head (todd@andrew.cmu.edu)
    • Advisor assignments
    • Programmatic issues
    • Problem solving
  • Prof. Jelena Kovacevic, Graduate Affairs Chair (jelenak@andrew.cmu.edu)
    • Coordination of qualifying exams
    • Coordination of grad student reviews
    • Degree requirements and petitions
    • Problem solving
student introductions assignments

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Student Introductions/Assignments
  • Ph.D. students
    • Sasha Bakhru, Johns Hopkins, MS BME – Zappe
    • Beautia Dew, Cooper Union, BS ChE – Przybycien/Tilton
    • Christopher Highley, Duke, BS BME - DiMartino
    • Usha Kupuswamy, RIT, MS Microsystems - Zappe
    • Davneet Minhas, Johns Hopkins, BS BME - Riviere
    • Scott Parsons, Rensselaer, BS BME – Dahl/Islam
    • Tao Peng, Tsinghua, BS BME - Murphy
department overview

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Department Overview

Bioimaging

Biomechanics

Biomaterials

Molecular & Cellular

Biotechnology

Medical

Robotics

Biomedical Image

& Signal Informatics

molecular cellular biotechnology

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Molecular & Cellular Biotechnology

Carnegie Mellon

  • Bruce Armitage (Chem) – DNA-small molecule interactions, peptide nucleic acids
  • Mike Domach (ChE) –metabolic engineering, whole cell NMR, cell-tracking MEMS sensors
  • Steinar Hauan (ChE) – bioprocess and MEMS biosensor design and optimization
  • Todd Przybycien (BME) –protein separations, formulation, delivery; MEMS biosensors
  • Jim Schneider (ChE) –nucleic acid separation, formulation and delivery; interfacial interactions
  • Bob Tilton (BME & ChE) –protein adsorption; pharmaceutical dispersions; interfacial interactions
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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Molecular & Cellular Biotechnology

Carnegie Mellon

  • Jeanne VanBriesen (CEE)–biofilm control on inplants
  • Alan Waggoner (BSC) – fluorescence-based detection systems for biology and biotechnology
biomechanics

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomechanics

Carnegie Mellon

  • Jim Antaki (BME) – artificial heart/ventricular assist device design and control, blood flow modeling
  • Kris Noel Dahl (BME & ChE) – nuclear mechanics
  • Elena DiMartino (ICES) – computational fluid and solid mechanics, soft tissue mechanical characterization
  • Ender Finol (ICES) – computational fluid mechanics, endo vascular grafts for abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Phil Leduc (ME) - linking mechanics to biochemistry through molecular and cellular biomechanics using nanotechnology
bioimaging

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Bioimaging

Carnegie Mellon

  • Chien Ho (BSC) – tracking migration of immune cells in vivo by magnetic MRI
  • Jelena Kovacevic (BME) – wavelet andframes-based signal and image processing, image informatics
  • José Moura (ECE) – MRI signal processing
  • Bob Murphy (BME & BSC) – microscopic imaging and image analysis for protein localization, image informatics
  • Rich Stern (ECE) – automatic speech recognition; signal processing in the auditory system
bioimaging1

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Bioimaging

Carnegie Mellon

  • George Stetten (RI) – ultrasonic imaging
  • Stefan Zappe (BME) – automatedimaging, MEMS devices,Drosophila systematics
biomaterials

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Biomaterials

Carnegie Mellon

  • Jeffrey Hollinger (BME & BSC) –regenerating bone in patients with developmental craniofacial bone problems and geriatric patients
  • Prashant Kumta (BME & MSE) –biodegradable polymer-ceramic composite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering, nanoparticles for gene delivery
  • Phil Campbell (ICES) –growth factor association and dissociation with interstitia and proteolytic processing under physiological conditions
  • Newell Washburn (BME & Chem) – polymeric scaffold development
  • Lee Weiss (RI) – bone tissue engineering scaffold CAD/CAM
medical robotics

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Medical Robotics

Carnegie Mellon

  • Jon Cagan (ME) –user-centered design; computational design
  • Takeo Kanade (RI) –smart tools to perform medical procedures, computer vision
  • Kenji Shimada (ME) –computer modeling and simulation for product design, analysis, and manufacturing
  • Lee Weiss (RI) –computer-aided bone distraction
new faculty arrivals

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

New Faculty Arrivals

Carnegie Mellon

  • Jan 2007Biomechanics:Kerem Pekkan (BME)
  • Current position: Research Assistant Professor at the Walter H. Coulter School of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Educational background/recognition
    • BS/MS/PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
    • Postdoc, cardiovascular fluid mechanics laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Recipient of the Helmut Reul Young Investigators Award, May 2005, at the 2nd International Conference on Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support Systems and Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Perfusion
  • Research Interests: cardiovascular biomechanics
    • Fluid dynamics of pediatric congenital heart defects
    • Computer-aided cardiovascular surgical planning
    • Device design for pediatric surgical applications
m s requirements

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

M.S. Requirements
  • 96 units (3 units ~ 1 credit hour)
    •  63 units grad level, including
      • 3 core BME (take 3 out of 5)
        • Physiology
        • Bioimaging (either grad or undergrad)
        • Biomaterials
        • Biomechanics
        • Molecular or Cellular Biology (any level 300 and above)
      • 1 CIT, MSC, CS-  600-level (other colleges with advisor’s approval)
      • At most 1 non-CMU
      • Grad Seminar Course each semester
    •  24 units grad research
      • 42-888 MS Thesis Research
      • 42-886 Comprehensive Exam for MS Degree
  • Thesis and Oral Defense

Must have  36 units/semester to be full-time

m s defense

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

M.S. Defense
  • Basis
    • An original contribution (~ one archival paper)
    • knowledge in thesis area
    • approach and evaluation of results
  • Thesissummary of problem studied, logic of approach, results obtained, future opportunities
  • Oral defense
    • thesis committee
      • advisor
      • at least two CMU BME faculty
    • 30 min oral presentation
    • open Q&A
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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Direct Entry (no prior MS) Ph.D. Requirements

  • 192 units
  • 8 courses total
    • 3 core within the first three semesters of residence (3 of 5 areas as in M.S.)
    • at least 1 BME grad (600 or higher)
    • at least 2 CIT, MCS, or CS grad (600 or higher) (classes outside these colleges with advisor’s approval)
    • at most 2 CIT, MCS, or CS advanced undergraduate (300 or higher), classes outside these colleges with advisor’s approval
    • at most 2 non-CMU
  • 3 semesters of TA-ship, 5 hours/week.
  • Must enroll in the Grad Seminar Course each semester
  • PhD Qual within 3 semesters of residence
  • Expectation is that the PhD Proposal be taken by the end of the 6th semester in residence and must be successfully completed no later than the end of the 7th semester. Can be retaken once.
  • Thesis and oral defense
  • Must have  36 units/semester to be full-time
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BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Advanced Entry (prior MS) Ph.D. Requirements

  • 192 units (96 beyond MS)
    • 4 courses total
      • 3 core courses (3 of 5 areaqs as in M.S.; petition for exemption on no more than 2)
      • the rest CIT, MCS, or CS grad (600 or higher), at most 1 advanced undergraduate (300 or higher)
    • 3 semesters of TA-ship, 5 hours/week.
    • Must enroll in the Grad Seminar Course each semester
    • PhD Qual within 3 semesters of residence
    • PhD Proposal within 3 semesters from successful completion of the PhD Qual
    • Thesis and oral defense
  • Must have  36 units/semester to be full-time
ph d requirements

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Requirements
  • All Ph.D. students complete three, 5-hr TA assignments
    • Gain exposure to the “other side of the desk”
    • Spread TA load
    • Talk with instructor about teaching opportunities if interested
course registration

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Course Registration
  • Initial Scheduling – Mrs. Hilda Diamond
  • Key Courses
    • 42-801 Seminar (every semester)
    • 42-702 Advanced Physiology (if no prior coursework in physiology)
    • 06-608 Safety Issues in Science and Engineering Practice (for those whose research will involve lab work)
  • Complete schedule in consultation with advisor
    • On-line registration (OLR) via the HUB:http://www.cmu.edu/hub/hub.html
current bme grad courses

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Current BME Grad Courses
  • Fall
    • 42-426 Biosensors and BioMEMS - Zappe
    • 42-703 Advanced Bioimaging – Kovacevic
    • 42-704 Special Topics: Graduate Surgery for Engineers Seminar - Burgess
    • 42-711 Advanced Ceramic and Metallic Biomaterials - Kumta
    • 42-747 Rehabilitation Engineering – Friedman
  • Spring - tentative
    • 42-502 Special Topics: Cellular Biomechanics – LeDuc
    • 42-702 Advanced Physiology – Campbell
    • 42-710 Advanced Polymeric Biomaterials – Washburn
    • 42-722 BioProcess Design – Przybycien
    • 42-723 Biological Processes in Environmental Systems – VanBriesen
    • 42-734 Computational Biology – Murphy
    • 42-735 Medical Image Analysis - Stetten
ph d qualifier

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Qualifier
  • Basis
    • research potential
    • communication skills
    • general BME knowledge
    • knowledge of literature
    • approach and evaluation of results
  • Written statement of researchTen page (max) summary of oral presentation content
  • Oral presentation of research
    • “focused” committee of 3 faculty members
    • advisor participates as silent observer
    • 30 min presentation
    • 45-60 min Q&A
ph d qualifier1

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Qualifier
  • Outcomes
    • Pass + comments
    • Retake + comments
    • Fail + comments; retake possible, but not recommended
  • Not a winnowing tool
ph d grad student review

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Grad Student Review
  • Objective: assess progress in program
  • Basis:
    • Research activities & progress
    • Course performance
    • TA performance
  • Format
    • Student prepares ~one page self-assessment
    • Student and advisor discuss self-assessment
    • Advisor prepares ~one-two paragraph feedback statement
    • Advisor reviews feedback in front of BME faculty, incorporates comments
    • Statements posted on grad review web site
ph d grad student review cont d

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Grad Student Review – Cont’d
  • Outcomes:
    • Student in good standing + comments
    • Student deficient in x + comments, one review period to address deficiency
    • Posted on review web site along with degree progress information
  • Frequency – once a semester
ph d proposal

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Proposal
  • Basis
    • potential for making important, original contributions
    • feasibility of proposed work
    • knowledge in thesis area
    • approach and evaluation of results
  • Written proposal
    • definition of thesis problem, specific aims, results to date and plan of attack
    • ~25 pages in NIH R01 “research description” format
  • Oral proposal
    • thesis committee
      • advisor(s)
      • at least two CMU BME faculty
      • at least one CMU non-BME faculty
    • 45 - 50 min presentation
    • open Q&A
ph d defense

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Ph.D. Defense
  • Basis
    • original contributions (~ 3 [or more] meaty archival papers)
    • knowledge in thesis area
    • approach and evaluation of results
  • Thesissummary of problem studied, logic of approach, results obtained, future opportunities
  • Oral defense
    • thesis committee – typically same as Prop Exam
      • advisor(s)
      • at least two CMU BME faculty
      • at least one CMU non-BME faculty
    • 45 - 50 min oral presentation
    • open Q&A
problem conflict resolution

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Problem/Conflict Resolution
  • Dept Resources
    • advisor
    • Todd
    • Jelena
    • GBMES “buddy” and/or GBMES officers
  • University Resources
    • Counseling & Psychological Services
    • Graduate Programs Office – Nancy Klancher
important resources

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Important Resources

www.cmu.edu/bme

www.cmu.edu/myandrew

  • BME main office phone 412-268-2521

bme-faculty@lists.andrew.cmu.edu

bme-grad@lists.cmu.edu – all of you

sb5v@andrew.cmu.edu X83444 - Sandy

hd01@andrew.cmu.edu X82523 - Hilda

bkerr@andrew.cmu.edu X83955 – Brendan

todd@andrew.cmu.edu X83857 – Todd

pay day is the last working day of the month

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Pay Day is the Last Working Day of the Month
  • Make sure you have filled out an I-9
  • Get Direct Deposit
  • Checks/Advices will be in DH 2100 after 12 noon
  • During the academic year (Sept-May) your check will include tuition so it can be deducted
  • International students must register with OIE

3rd floor of Warner Hall

  • Fees will be deducted from your stipend
  • Sandy: X83444, sb5v@andrew.cmu.edu
welcome packets

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Welcome Packets
  • Graduate Handbook Information
  • Registration Instructions
  • Department Directory
  • Enrollment Service Counselors
  • Grad Student Orientation Schedule
  • Student Health Services
  • Housing and Dining Services
  • Health Insurance Information
  • Pittsburgh Walking Map
  • Rich/Poor Man’s Guide to Pittsburgh
  • Graduate Peer Mentors