Bioengineering Department at the College of Engineering and Computing, GMU

Bioengineering Department at the College of Engineering and Computing, GMU Bioengineering is a department at George Mason University. Learn about the faculty, programs, and research activities.
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• Accreditation of the bachelors of science degree in Bioengineering by ABET in 2013
• Development of on-line education through our launch of a Bioengineering 101 distance learning program.
• Creation of a “Bioengineering Health Informatics” concentration for our students to meet the rapidly expanding employment demands for this area.
• 190 students enrolled in our undergraduate Bioengineering maj

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• Outstanding students: 35% of new Bioengineering freshman are honors students with 3 of the 20 new University Scholars declaring Bioengineering as their major.
• Bioengineering PhD program plan approved by the Mason Board of Visitors
• New hire: Dr. Laurence Bray, Research Assistant Professor, with expertise in neuromorphic engineering and computational neuroscience joined the department. We will be recruiting to fill a new tenured or tenure-track faculty position this Spring.
• New grant funding from the NSF, NIH, and the DoD.
• Establishment of a clinical internship program for our students developed in collaboration with Inova Hospital Dept of Neuroscience.
• The vast majority of undergraduate students are pursuing and earning opportunities for funded research through external summer internships and the Mason Students as Scholars program. This past summer, our students held internships at the NIH, NRL, and CNMC.
• Scholarship development well under way. We are working to establish the Departments first named scholarship in honor of Professor Peter Katona. Once endowed, the scholarship will support an outstanding undergraduate student in Bioengineering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYNl1uAbTIGeorge Mason won a Silver Telly Award for the   video series. Notice the bioe...
05/31/2024

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuYNl1uAbTI
George Mason won a Silver Telly Award for the video series. Notice the bioengineering presence of faculty and students!!
Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens, and George Mason was honored in the category for branded content by an educational institution. Congratulations to our hard working team from the Mason University Branding and Marketing!

Don’t miss a video from Mason, subscribe now: http://bit.ly/MasonYouTubeSubscribe has soared to new heights with a milestone year for...

05/23/2024

Congratulations to the CEC Advisors who won awards at the 2024 Mason Advising Symposium last Wednesday, including Computer Science's Vernell Wilks, SEOR's Rajesh Ganesan, Bioengineering's Claudia Borke!

Congratulations to Siddhartha Sikdar of our Department of Bioengineering for being named Distinguished University Profes...
05/10/2024

Congratulations to Siddhartha Sikdar of our Department of Bioengineering for being named Distinguished University Professor! This is a great honor that recognizes Siddhartha Sikdar's national and international reputation in research scholarship as well as his commitment to success of our students, department, university and the community.

So proud of Rémi Veneziano, Assistant Professor of Mason Bioengineering  for receiving the prestigious Mason  Faculty Ex...
05/08/2024

So proud of Rémi Veneziano, Assistant Professor of Mason Bioengineering for receiving the prestigious Mason Faculty Excellence in Research award today! Congratulations!

05/06/2024

One week until the 2024 Just-in-Time Hiring Fair

Employers at this fair have immediate openings for full-time roles, part-time jobs, and internships. If you’re ready for your next career opportunity, don't miss this event! No need to register. Remember to bring copies of your resume.

Get ready for the fair at our prep workshops:
Navigating the Just-In-Time Career Fair
9:30 to 10 am, JC Meeting Room B
Get quick tips on how to find employers hiring for the jobs you want.

Job Searching as a New Grad
10 to 11 am, JC Meeting Room B
Learn the three-step process for finding and connecting with prospective employers. Make progress on your job search and leave with a strategy for success. Bring your laptop or other device to access online resources.

Resume Studio
10 to 11:30 am, JC Meeting Room A
Drop in at the Resume Studio for personalized assistance on your resume before the Just-In-Time Hiring Fair. Bring your laptop to update your resume in time for printing before the fair.

Interviewing and Salary Negotiation
11 am to noon, JC Meeting Room B
Learn what to do before, during, and after an interview to demonstrate that you're the best candidate for the job.

We are so excited to announce that our senior design team of Alessandra Coogan, Katie Harrison, Rachel Ometz, SuJung Rod...
05/06/2024

We are so excited to announce that our senior design team of Alessandra Coogan, Katie Harrison, Rachel Ometz, SuJung Rodriguez, and Karmel Webster placed first place in a national design competition sponsored by QL+ and hosted by Virginia Tech against 7 other teams who were tasked with designing a solution to tackle the issue of overheating in lower limb prosthetics. They travelled to Virginia Tech last Saturday with Shani Ross, Associate Professor and BENG Associate Chair for UG Programs and came back with the first place award!

We are so excited about today's grand opening of the Nanofabrication Facility at George Mason's Institute for Advanced B...
05/03/2024

We are so excited about today's grand opening of the Nanofabrication Facility at George Mason's Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research (IABR).

Big turnout at our bioengineering senior design day. Our graduating seniors did a phenomenal job! Congratulations!
04/29/2024

Big turnout at our bioengineering senior design day. Our graduating seniors did a phenomenal job! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Parag Chitnis, Bioengineering Associate Professor,  for his CEC Faculty Excellence Award in Research,...
04/25/2024

Congratulations to Parag Chitnis, Bioengineering Associate Professor, for his CEC Faculty Excellence Award in Research, Shani Ross, Bioengineering Associate Professor, for her CEC Outstanding Service Award and to Carolyn Wilson, Ph.D. (not in picture), for her CEC Outstanding Adjunct Award.

Congratulations to our bioengineering team second place award winners Amir Dajani, Bijan Chamanara, Berk Kasimcan, Peter...
04/24/2024

Congratulations to our bioengineering team second place award winners Amir Dajani, Bijan Chamanara, Berk Kasimcan, Peter Touma, and Eray Tulun for their entry of Usage of Hydrogel for Energy Efficient Desalination/Purification of Water.
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17th Annual STAR-TIDES Capabilities Demonstration The 17th Annual STAR-TIDES Capabilities Demonstration took place on April 15th-16th, 2024 at George Mason University’s Mason Square campus. The Demo showcased products and activities of the STAR-TIDES (Sharing To Accelerate Research – Transformat...

Follow the College of Engineering and Computing's Bioengineering Department at George Mason University on Instagram, X, ...
04/23/2024

Follow the College of Engineering and Computing's Bioengineering Department at George Mason University on Instagram, X, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Congratulations to Rémi Veneziano who earned the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Research. Mason Bioenginee...
04/17/2024

Congratulations to Rémi Veneziano who earned the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence in Research. Mason Bioengineering is incredibly proud to acknowledge our faculty for his outstanding contributions in research.

Rémi Veneziano is an assistant professor in our Department of Bioengineering, having joined the College of Engineering and Computing in 2018. Much of his research has been in DNA origami, which involves the folding of DNA to create 2D and 3D objects at nanoscale, thus enabling the construction of functional nanomaterials. Veneziano has also led the effort to apply this research to the creation of new technologies. In recognition of his innovative approaches, he received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trailblazer Award.

Veneziano has 10 patents or patent applications, including one that has been licensed, and he received seed funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Virginia Innovation Partnership Corporation to start a new venture to commercialize technologies developed from his research. He has published his research widely, with 32 refereed publications, including one in the prestigious journal Science. His research has been supported by eight grants, from agencies such as NSF, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Learn more about all award recipients:
https://www.gmu.edu/news/2024-04/announcing-recipients-2024-presidential-faculty-excellence-awards?utm_source=george&utm_medium=email

04/16/2024

CONGRATULATIONS to Amir Dajani, Bijan Chamanara, Berk Kasimcan, Peter Touma, and Eray Tulun for taking second place in a student poster contest for their poster on Usage of Hydrogel for Energy Efficient Desalination/Purification of Water! The contest was in conjunction with the 17th Annual STAR-TIDES Capabilities demonstration and open to students doing research in the areas of resilience, sustainability, disaster relief and recovery, emergency management, and related topics. The judges were recruited from among the exhibitors and a few of the attendees with strong backgrounds in these areas.

03/20/2024
See our Bioengineering alumna Shrishti Singh, PhD., for Women's History Month!
03/14/2024

See our Bioengineering alumna Shrishti Singh, PhD., for Women's History Month!

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Have kids in high school or friends that do? Have them join our BIOE-BUZZ Summer Camp! Applications are being accepted t...
03/04/2024

Have kids in high school or friends that do? Have them join our BIOE-BUZZ Summer Camp! Applications are being accepted through March 15.
BioE Buzz is a 4-day experiential learning camp, offered from June 17-21 (no camp June 19), for rising juniors and seniors in high school. The camp will provide didactic and hands-on experiences for campers to learn about the scientific discipline of bioengineering and gain first-hand knowledge of how the discipline of bioengineering is used to address biomedical problems. Campers will be interacting with faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, and will be provided tours of our research facilities and the Fairfax campus at GMU.

As a capstone to the bioengineering program at George Mason University, senior students complete a team-based, two-semes...
02/27/2024

As a capstone to the bioengineering program at George Mason University, senior students complete a team-based, two-semester design project developing solutions to real-world biomedical and/or clinical problems. At the topping off ceremony for Fuse at Mason Square, Mason bioengineering majors Alessandra B Coogan, Katie A Harrison, Karmel Webster, Rachel A Ometz, and Sujung Rodriguez presented their group’s project on a novel prosthetic sleeve.
https://www.gmu.edu/news/2024-02/fuse-topping-out-ceremony-student-researchers-showcase-their-novel-prosthetic-liner?utm_source=around_mason&utm_medium=email
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Welcome to our new Chair!
01/30/2024

Welcome to our new Chair!

New Department of Bioengineering chair shares his thoughts on the department, his vision, and his goals.

Please take a few moments to read about the amazing accomplishments of our students and faculty in our department's annu...
12/14/2023

Please take a few moments to read about the amazing accomplishments of our students and faculty in our department's annual report:

This is the annual report for 2023 of the George Mason University's Department of Bioengineering

Check out our GMU College of Engineering and Computing video featuring many of our students and faculty!
11/08/2023

Check out our GMU College of Engineering and Computing video featuring many of our students and faculty!

Learn why Mason is one of the top schools for engineering and computing academic programs. We are .

Check out our Mason Bioengineering representation at George Washington's University 2023 BME Research Day!
11/03/2023

Check out our Mason Bioengineering representation at George Washington's University 2023 BME Research Day!

Congratulations to Xander Boit, winner of our Katona Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Bioengineering!From Left to ...
10/30/2023

Congratulations to Xander Boit, winner of our Katona Scholarship for Academic Excellence in Bioengineering!

From Left to right: Dr. Parag Chitnis, Xander Boit and Dr. Peter Katona

Mason Bioengineering at the BMES 2023 in Seattle!
10/26/2023

Mason Bioengineering at the BMES 2023 in Seattle!

Dr. Daniel Grande, current President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), giving an ICRS Lifetime Award...
10/05/2023

Dr. Daniel Grande, current President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), giving an ICRS Lifetime Award to Professor Michael Buschmann (in memoriam) and Mason Bioengineering Professor Caroline Hoemann, at the Annual ICRS meeting in Sitges, Spain in September 2023. The award was based on their long standing contributions to translational research in articular cartilage repair and numerous activities in the society including hosting a workshop, writing key opinion papers, hosting an annual meeting in Montreal, participating on the editorial board for the Cartilage journal, and society membership since 2002. Congratulations!

Showcasing Mason Bioengineering research during the Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting. Congratulations to Associate Profes...
10/03/2023

Showcasing Mason Bioengineering research during the Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting. Congratulations to Associate Professor and Interim Chair Parag Chitnis and PhD student Erika King!

Mason's Board of Visitors met on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Nathalia Peixoto, an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Mason Bioengineering and a tireless advocate for ...
09/21/2023

Nathalia Peixoto, an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Mason Bioengineering and a tireless advocate for the recruitment of women in STEM, speaks with President Gregory Washington about rethinking the way tech fields are taught. Watch the episode:

Don’t miss a video from Mason, subscribe now: http://bit.ly/MasonYouTubeSubscribe The new interview series, hosted by Mason President Gregory Washington, ...

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