Ferguson elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Feb. 18, 2022

The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering's College of Fellows is a prestigious group comprised of the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school professors, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Michael Lewis

The path one alumnus took from engineer to heart surgeon

Feb. 3, 2022

Alumnus Michael Lewis (MechEngr’00) took an interdisciplinary education to the next level. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and working at Boeing for a year, he discovered another way to help people – through medicine.

Nuclear deformation research

NSF: Engineers examine the mechanical forces that influence cell development

Jan. 20, 2022

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Purdue University, funded in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation, explored how mechanical forces guide the early cell development of organisms.

BME Graduates

What's next for the Biomedical Engineering Program's first group of graduates

Jan. 13, 2022

The new alumni are already starting their careers to help improve the world of healthcare – from designing diagnostic equipment to developing technology for disease treatment.

fire ants

Video: Emergent behavior in fire ants

Jan. 6, 2022

Studying emergent behavior has long fascinated engineers, and researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have uncovered a distinct behavior in colonies of fire ants cooperating in flood situations.

Janus cubes

C&EN: Using magnetic cubes as microbots

Jan. 3, 2022

At the 2021 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, North Carolina State University researchers outlined their work on janus cubes—polymer microparticles coated with metal on one side that can be used in drug delivery, in cell measurement or as miniature actuators. Professor Wyatt Shields participated in the research as a post-doctoral fellow at NCSU.

Contracting heart cells exert forces on their genetic material

The Conversation: Mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells’ DNA, with implications for development and disease

Dec. 21, 2021

In a new study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, Professor Corey Neu and his team found that mechanical forces can reorganize the genetic material inside the nucleus of heart cells and affect how they develop and function.

interface of skin and muscle

NIH Director's Blog: Capturing the Extracellular Matrix in 3D Color

Dec. 16, 2021

Sarah Lipp, a graduate student in the NIH-supported tissue engineering lab of Professor Sarah Calve, creates image showing the interface of skin and muscle during mammalian development.

Lind and Lynch

BME faculty among AB Nexus grant program fall 2021 award winners

Dec. 9, 2021

Seven new grants have been awarded to advance a wide range of projects, including research happening by Laurel Hind and Maureen Lynch.


Gopinath named Optica fellow for optics, nanophotonics contributions

Dec. 8, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professor Juliet Gopinath has been named a fellow of Optica for her pioneering contributions in optics and nanophotonics.