07/2014: †† Tissue adhesion properties, experimental and modeling results, to be published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

07/2014: † Carlye Lauff awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for July.

06/2014: †† Madalyn Kern, Carlye Lauff, and Doug Fankell all received Graduate School Travel Grants for upcoming conferences.

05/2014: †† Virginia Ferguson and Mark Rentschler awarded a CCTSI Novel Clinical and Translational Methods Pilot Program Award to study Biomechanical Measurements of the Uterine Cervix at Parturition.

04/2014: †† Nick Anderson received Boettcher Foundation Educational Enrichment Grant.

04/2014: †† Micah Prendergast named National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention.

03/2014: †† Eric Kramer awarded Best Poster at GEAR2S 2014.

03/2014: †† Douglas Fankell awarded Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant Award (2013-2014).

02/2014: †† Tissue bond strength research accepted to the Design of Medical Devices Conference.

02/2014: †† Joan Ortega has finished his M.S. thesis.

02/2014: †† Cognitive Ethnographies of Engineering Design research accepted to the International Conference on Learning Sciences (ICLS) and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone IV Conference.

01/2014: †† Small bowel biaxial measurement and viscoelastic model to be published in the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics.

12/2013: †† Mark Rentschler award the College of Engineering and Applied Science 2013 Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award.

12/2013: †† Shape memory polymer surgical hernia mesh research published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part B.

12/2013: †† Morgan Hill has finished her M.S. thesis.

12/2013: †† Matthew Francisco has finished his M.S. thesis.

11/2013: † Madalyn Kern awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for November.

10/2013: †† Tissue fusion bond strength research published in Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

10/2013: †† ďRestoring surgeons' sense of touch during minimally invasive surgeriesĒ - wireless tissue palpation research highlighted in Medical Xpress and Newswise.

10/2013: †† Nicholas Anderson awarded UROP funding to study load-controlled tissue fusion.

10/2013: †† Wireless tissue palpation research published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

10/2013: † Eric Kramer awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for October.

09/2013: †† Our Robotic Capsule Endoscope research featured in Laser Focus World.

09/2013: †† Tribological investigation of the small bowel published in Tribology Letters.

09/2013: †† Direct heat arterial tissue fusion research published in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

08/2012: †† AMTL receives NSF Research Grant to study, ďCognitive Ethnographies of Engineering Design

07/2013: †† Wheel-tissue interaction mechanics research published in the Medical Engineering and Physics.

07/2013: †† Shape memory polymer surgical hernia mesh research published in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A.

07/2013: †† James Cezo has finished his doctoral dissertation.

06/2013: †† James Cezo selected to join the Innovation Fellows Program in the Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota.

05/2013: †† James Cezo awarded a Mechanical Engineering Summer Support Fellowship.

04/2013: †† Michael Zimkowski discusses shape memory hernia patch research with the Denver Post.

04/2013: †† Levin Sliker awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy during 2013-2014.

04/2013: †† Tissue fusion group awarded CU Innovative Seed Grant for Thermal Tissue Bonding Mechanics for Improved Device Design; PI: Virginia Ferguson, Co-PI: Mark Rentschler.

04/2013: †† Levin Sliker awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship to study Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy during 2013-2014.

04/2013: †† Charles Wheeler awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

01/2013: †† Soft tissue viscoelastic compressive modeling accuracy comparison research published in the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

01/2013: †† Tribological investigation of the small bowel research published in Tribology International.

10/2012: †† Mark Rentschler awarded the Department of Mechanical Engineering 2011-2012 Outstanding Graduate Education Award.

10/2012: †† Levin Sliker awarded the 2012/2013 Thomas & Brenda Geers Graduate Fellowship.

09/2012: †† AMTL receives NSF Research Grant to study, ďSurface Micro-Patterning and Material Design to Enable In vivo Mobility

07/2012: †† Allison Lyle has finished her M.S. thesis.

07/2012: †† Xin Wang has finished his doctoral dissertation.

07/2012: †† Migrating motor complex in vivo sensor design and characterization research published in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

06/2012: †† Small intestine mucosal adhesivity research published in the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.

06/2012: †† Design and characterization of a novel testing platform for evaluating micro-patterned tread performance published in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

05/2012: †† Robotic capsule endoscope (RCE) research published in the Journal of Surgical Endoscopy.

05/2012: †† Ben Terry receives the Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2012.

05/2012: †† Ben Terry has accepted a faculty position at the University of Nebraska in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

04/2012: †† Nicholas Anderson featured on College of Engineering and Applied Science webpage.

04/2012: †† Morgan Hill awarded UROP funding to redesign and evaluation a computer-controlled pressure algometer.

04/2012: †† Mark Rentschler receives the University of Colorado at Boulder, Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor Faculty Award, 2011-2012.

04/2012: †† Ben Terry has finished his doctoral dissertation.

03/2012: †† Madie Kern awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

03/2012: †† Myenteric contractions force measurements, on a solid bolus in the small bowel, research published in Journal of Robotic Surgery.

03/2012: †† Ben Terry has completed his oral doctoral dissertation exam.

03/2012: † Pediatric ventricular septal defect camera system research published in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

02/2012: † Novel magnet camera system research published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

01/2012: † Mark Rentschler featured in University of Nebraska Medical Center, CAST Newsletter (PDF).

12/2011: † Mark Rentschler discusses Surgical Crawlers on College of Engineering and Applied Science webpage.

12/2011: † Allison Lyle awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for December.

11/2011: † Ben Terry, Xin Wang, Jim Cezo, Levin Sliker, Allison Lyle, and Madie Kern present research at ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.

11/2011: † Single port access camera research published in Surgical Innovation.

10/2011: † Preliminary small bowel mechanical force measurements published in ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.

10/2011: †† Nick Anderson awarded HHMI UROP funding to design, fabricate, and experimentally test a novel magnetic camera for single incision surgery.

09/2011: †† Charlie Wheeler awarded UROP funding to experimentally evaluate micro-patterned treads for robotic capsule endoscopy.

08/2011: † Levin Sliker awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for August.

07/2011: †† Xin Wang has completed his comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate.

06/2011: † Pain quantification research published in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

06/2011: †† Ben Terry has completed his comprehensive exam and is now a Ph.D. candidate.

06/2011: †† Nicholas Anderson awarded a Boettcher Scholarship.

05/2011: †† Madalyn Kern awarded a Discovery Learning Apprenticeship.

05/2011: †† Michael Zimkowski has completed his doctoral preliminary exams.

04/2011: †† Levin Sliker has completed his doctoral preliminary exams.

04/2011: †† Keir Hart has finished his M.S. thesis.

04/2011: †† Zachary Mills has finished his M.S. thesis.

01/2011: † Zachary Mills awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for January.

12/2010: † Gastrointestinal Tract Tissue Mechanics Characterization for Mobile In vivo Surgical Robots, Junior Faculty Pilot Award project, with Dr. Jonathan Schoen (CU-Anschutz), has been funded by the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI).

12/2010: † Micro-patterned tread research published in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

11/2010: † GI Crawler project discussed in the Denver Postís article on, ďWise Inventions Popping Up At State's Universities

11/2010: †† Tissue Model for Vessel Sealing project, with Dr. Virginia Ferguson (CU-Boulder) has been funded by Conmed.

09/2010: †† Madalyn Kern awarded UROP funding to design, fabricate, and experimentally test a small robotic crawler for the small bowel.

08/2010: †† Boutonniere Brace work published in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

08/2010: †† Jim Cezo awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for December.

07/2010: †† Michael Zimkowski has finished his M.S. thesis.

07/2010: †† Xin Wang awarded the ASME Applied Mechanics Divisionís Haythornthwaite Foundation Travel Award for his conference paper to be presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Vancouver, Canada, in November, 2010.

05/2010: †† Professor Rentschler interviewed by w3w3.com regarding working with CUís Technology Transfer Office and the New Inventor Award.

05/2010: †† Levin Sliker awarded the Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior for Research Award and Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior Award.

04/2010: †† Levin Slikerís Discovery Learning Apprenticeship research poster awarded 1st Place in ďSensing What You Canít SeeĒ division.

04/2010: †† Ben Terry awarded an NSF GK-12 Fellowship.

04/2010: †† Levin Sliker awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

04/2010: †† Rentschler Research Groupís efforts highlighted in CU Engineering article, ďCapsule Crawler Opens New Surgical VistasĒ.

03/2010: †† Allison Lyle awarded UROP funding for the summer to measure shear properties of the small bowel for in vivo mobility.

03/2010: †† Xin Wang awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for March.

02/2010: †† PortCamera preliminary work published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

01/2010: †† Professor Rentschler awarded the University of Colorado at Boulder 2009 New Inventor of the Year by the Technology Transfer Office.

12/2009: †† Michael Zimkowski awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for December.

10/2009: †† Professor Rentschler honored as Professor of Match during CUís volleyball match.

08/2009: †† Austin Ruppert has finished his M.S. thesis.

07/2009: †† Rosie Steinhausí summer UROP work highlighted by the CU Athletics Department.

07/2009: †† Ben Terry awarded M.E. Departmentís Kenneth Johnsen Graduate Student Award for July.

06/2009: †† Modular surgical robotic work published in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

05/2009: †† Levin Sliker awarded a Discovery Learning Apprenticeship.

05/2009: †† Professor Rentschlerís group awarded CU Innovative Seed Grant for New Dynamic Tissue Modeling for Mobile In vivo Surgical Robots; Collaborators: Jerry Qi (CU-Boulder), & Jonathan Schoen (CU-Anschutz).

04/2009: †† Rosie Steinhaus awarded UROP funding for the summer to evaluate a new laparoscopic port camera.

04/2009: †† Levin Sliker awarded UROP funding for the summer to study improved in vivo robotic locomotion.

02/2009: †† Scott Macdonald awarded BMEidea award for his work on an improved boutonniere brace.

02/2009: †† Material modeling and wheel-tissue interaction work published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering.

01/2009: †† Scott Macdonald awarded UROP funding for the spring semester to continue his work on an improved boutonniere brace.

 

 

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