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.

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 .

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!

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, ...

09/11/2023
The Innovator of the Year Award was awarded posthumously to Michael Buschmann, Eminent Scholar and the former chair of t...
06/08/2023

The Innovator of the Year Award was awarded posthumously to Michael Buschmann, Eminent Scholar and the former chair of the Bioengineering Department within Mason's College of Engineering and Computing!

On May 9, George Mason University celebrated its research enterprise with Innovation Awards, recognizing the Innovator of the Year and a Mason start-up, and those who received and/or licensed a patent.

Congratulations to our senior design team winning an award (4th place) at JHU and UMD's Mid-Atlantic Research Day sponso...
05/12/2023

Congratulations to our senior design team winning an award (4th place) at JHU and UMD's Mid-Atlantic Research Day sponsored by Astra Zeneca. Their team was tasked to create a diagnostic tool for Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction (PVCD) by their clients at Children’s National Hospital. The team created an In-field Diagnostic Tool for Paradoxical Vocal Cord Dysfunction and competed with research from other schools namely JHU, UMD and others.
Team members from left: Mahadin Ahmed, Renae Bitor, Mai Phuong Le, and Rosy James.

Mason BIOE PhD student Erica King won the runner up award for her podium talk entitled “Comparative Analysis of Novel We...
05/05/2023

Mason BIOE PhD student Erica King won the runner up award for her podium talk entitled “Comparative Analysis of Novel Wearable Ultrasound Sensors and Kinetic Assessments to Monitor Muscle Function” at the American Society of Biomechanics East Meeting. Congratulations Erica!

Congratulations to two of our bioengineering Senior Design Teams who each won an award at the CEC Undergraduate Research...
05/04/2023

Congratulations to two of our bioengineering Senior Design Teams who each won an award at the CEC Undergraduate Research Celebration this week. Team Mini Bento was awarded “Most Outstanding Project”. Their project was one of 5 that received this award with their Myoelectric Prosthetic Arm Simulator as a Research Platform and Outreach Tool (Students: Mohammed Bhuiyan, Khalid Assamawy, Arvin Zapanta, and Akhil Srirama). Team SAR was one of two projects that were invited to present at the CEC Advisory Board with their Smart Autonomous Rollator (Students; Grace Kim, Miranda Romano, Medhini Sosale, and Rachel Wilson).

Great to see our Bioengineering Senior Design Teams at the Undergraduate Research Celebration last night!
05/02/2023

Great to see our Bioengineering Senior Design Teams at the Undergraduate Research Celebration last night!

Meet & support Shrishti Singh, Ph.D. who has developed & patented a breakthrough imaging contrast that highly improves e...
03/28/2023

Meet & support Shrishti Singh, Ph.D. who has developed & patented a breakthrough imaging contrast that highly improves early detection of deep-tissue cancers. She has partnered with for the crowdfunding efforts

Her campaign is now live under Women in STEM Fund! Check it out: https://www.wesci.org/shrishti-singh/cancer-imaging-agent/fundraiser

Please donate and help this technology move forward!

Congratulations to Professor Giorgio Ascoli of Mason Bioengineering for receiving the Beck Family Presidential Medal for...
03/27/2023

Congratulations to Professor Giorgio Ascoli of Mason Bioengineering for receiving the Beck Family Presidential Medal for faculty excellence in research! This honor recognized his exemplary achievements and tremendous contributions to George Mason University, our students, and our broader community. The Beck Family Medal is presented to a faculty member whose contributions represent groundbreaking advances in their field.

We are pleased to announce that our late chair Professor Michael Daro Buschmann's first paper in mRNA vaccines     is hi...
03/13/2023

We are pleased to announce that our late chair Professor Michael Daro Buschmann's first paper in mRNA vaccines is highly cited and received a BEST PAPER AWARD.

Vaccines, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal.

Please vote for George Mason’s contrast agent technology created by Remi Veneziano, Parag Chitnis and Shrishti Singh in ...
03/02/2023

Please vote for George Mason’s contrast agent technology created by Remi Veneziano, Parag Chitnis and Shrishti Singh in the competition for best technologies in USA for 2023!
Voting link here:

Welcome to STAT Madness, a bracket-style contest to find the best innovation in science and medicine. Pick your favorites. Help us crown a champ!

Congratulations to Professor Ascoli!The Mason team behind NeuroMorpho.org, led by Giorgio Ascoli, has been honored for i...
02/28/2023

Congratulations to Professor Ascoli!
The Mason team behind NeuroMorpho.org, led by Giorgio Ascoli, has been honored for its work by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) and the Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The team was one of 4 to earn the Distinguished Achievement Award from the DataWorks! Prize. Find out how neural reconstructions help biomedical research: https://lnkd.in/gp8Qf-8b
Photo by Ron Aira/Creative Services

Mason Bioengineering is very pleased to announce the selection of our Academic Program Assistant Carol McHugh as Employe...
02/17/2023

Mason Bioengineering is very pleased to announce the selection of our Academic Program Assistant Carol McHugh as Employee of the Month for March. Carol was selected for her great teamwork and acting with integrity!
Congratulations to Carol!

Mason Bioengineering had its first Networking Force Event last week. The event was a huge success with over 130 students...
02/16/2023

Mason Bioengineering had its first Networking Force Event last week. The event was a huge success with over 130 students registered and employers from industry and government as well as alumni in attendance.

•Save the date: February 22 & 23, from 11 am to 4 pm (hint: put it on your calendar and/or set a reminder on your phone)...
02/10/2023

•Save the date: February 22 & 23, from 11 am to 4 pm (hint: put it on your calendar and/or set a reminder on your phone).

•Check out the opportunities: the employer list is available for preview on Handshake now: go.gmu.edu/CareerFair

•Update your resume and Handshake profile: Use this time to write or update your resume before the Career Fair.

02/06/2023

George Mason University's Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Alliance, in conjunction with the Graduate Association for Bioengineering Students and the Biomedical Engineering Society, are hosting this event as a kick-off event for Homecoming Weekend (for more information: https://homecoming.gmu.edu/ ). The goals are to bring together current students, alumni, representatives from industry, government, and non-profits, including members of the Bioengineering Alliance, to discuss career options with alumni working in the field and with potential employers, in a bioengineering-focused environment. Registration Link:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1st-annual-mason-bioengineering-networking-force-event-tickets-512032943317
Students are encouraged to bring resumes to share with potential employers.
Registered Employers so far:
Industry:
Weinberg Medical Physics
Children’s National Medical Center
Booz Allen Hamilton
Intelligent Mission Consulting Services
Northrop Grumman
Linsholm Medical
Appian Corporation
Capra Biosciences

Government Agencies:
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
FDA (CDER confirmed; CBER and CDRH invited)
US Army, Research and Technology Integration Directorate
US Patent and Trademark Office

Get to know Handshake (and Career Services) at the 2023 Handshake Hangout! We'll be in the Hub Ballroom with food and pr...
01/26/2023

Get to know Handshake (and Career Services) at the 2023 Handshake Hangout! We'll be in the Hub Ballroom with food and prizes. Stop by to tour Handshake, complete your profile, and get your career questions answered. Career development is serious, but it doesn't have to be boring! Don't miss this chance to connect with Career Services in this fun, no-pressure environment. Come for the Handshake, stay for the hangout! Get food, Handshake swag, win prizes, and more! Get the details in Handshake at go.gmu.edu/HandshakeHangout

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