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Summer biomedical engineering workshop in Daejeon, South Korea.

BME Faculty from Georgia Tech/Emory and KAIST Hold Joint Workshop in Korea

The Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Georgia Tech and Emory’s Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) held a two day biomedical engineering workshop June 8 and 9 in Daejeon, South Korea. These prominent schools recently completed a memorandum of understanding to engage and actively explore deeper research and scholarly collaborations. Biomedical engineering faculty from KAIST, Georgia Tech and Emory shared their latest research to help identify new research partnerships among faculty.

During the last 20 years, Korea has become a global leader and powerhouse of technology research and manufacturing. Korean companies and universities are at the cutting edge of science research and product innovation in many areas—this includes medical research. 

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Ultra-thin hollow nanocages could reduce platinum in fuel cell electrodes -- may reduce costs and increase efficiency. 

New Nanotechnology Fabrication Technique Developed by BME Professor Younan Xia

A new fabrication technique that produces platinum hollow nanocages with ultra-thin walls could dramatically reduce the amount of the costly metal needed to provide catalytic activity in such applications as fuel cells.

The technique uses a solution-based method for producing atomic-scale layers of platinum to create hollow, porous structures that can generate catalytic activity both inside and outside the nanocages. The layers are grown on palladium nanocrystal templates, and then the palladium is etched away to leave behind nanocages approximately 20 nanometers in diameter, with between three and six atom-thin layers of platinum.

Use of these nanocage structures in fuel cell electrodes could increase the utilization efficiency of the platinum by a factor of as much as seven, potentially changing the economic viability of the fuel cells. 

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Investigating biophysical cellular interactions in the circulation system using common, off-the-shelf lab materials.

BME Undergrad and Grad Students -- a Dynamic Duo in the Lab of Wilbur Lam

Robert Mannino and Yichen “Payne” Wang are like a couple of MacGyvers in the realm of scientific research. Like the famous TV secret agent, they’ve managed to address a complex problem with ordinary items. The only thing missing in their bag of solutions is a Swiss Army Knife. 

Wang is a Petit Undergraduate Research Scholar in the lab of BME assistant professor Wilbur Lam, and Mannino, a grad student and a former Petit Scholar, is his mentor. The two biomedical engineering students, with a team of researchers in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, have created a way to investigate biophysical cellular interactions in the circulation system using common, off-the-shelf lab materials.

“For the last five years our lab has focused on developing fake blood vessels, so to speak, for research,” says Lam, assistant professor in the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering 

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BME Faculty News
Gabe Kwong Joins Petit Institute

The Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience has added three new faculty members. Joining the multidisciplinary community of researchers are Flavio Fenton, Gabe Kwong and Hua Wang. Kwong, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, arrived at Georgia Tech in 2014 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include cancer nanomedicine, engineering immunity, DNA nanotechnology, biomedical micro- and nanosystems, and high throughput biotechnologies. 

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BME Life - Biotechnology Career Fair Next Month on Campus
The 11th Annual Georgia Tech
Biotechnology Career Fair  
September 17, 2015


The 11th Annual Georgia Tech Biotechnology Career Fair is getting close! Last year, over 450 students attended from all Georgia Tech departments and interacted with company representatives from over 25 companies. 
This year, the career fair will be held in the:

Molecular Science and Engineering Building from
1:00-5:00 p.m. on
September 17th, 2015

In the days and weeks before the career fair, we host panel discussions featuring Georgia Tech alumni and their industry experiences, corporate information sessions, and professional development seminars for both undergraduate and graduate students. We will also have a student resume database that will be accessible exclusively to companies that have registered for the fair. Companies also have the opportunity to sponsor one of these seminar events or to sponsor the entire fair! 

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