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College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering

SPRING/SUMMER 2002

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Robert G. Radwin

Robert G. Radwin (31K JPG)

Our emphasis on engineering design has cultivated numerous innovative biomedical engineering student design projects in medicine and biology. Many of our biomedical engineering student projects have received design competition awards and are being patented. Although all of our undergraduate projects are client-based, generally serving university medical and biological science laboratories, this year several student design projects have corporate sponsors through the Biomedical Engineering Student Design Consortium. Read about some of these projects in this issue of the BME Monitor.

This fall we move into state-of-the-art facilities in the Engineering Centers Building, currently under construction on the corner of University Avenue and Breeze Terrace. Our rapidly expanding department will finally have a permanent home. A central location will help foster community and enhance interactions among our faculty, staff and students. Many biomedical engineering research laboratories will move into the new building, bringing together under one roof the exciting research activities of the areas of bio-optics, bio-microelectromechanical systems, vascular mechanobiology, occupational biomechanics, bioinstrumentation, tissue engineering, biomedical computing, and cellular-scale bioengineering. Additional laboratories for new faculty members are planned. Furthermore, the Trace Center is relocating adjacent to our department, which will open opportunities for biomedical engineering faculty to collaborate on research in disabilities and aging. We are also very excited about our new biomedical engineering teaching laboratory, which will service several biomedical engineering courses. The Engineering Centers Building will also have magnificent new facilities devoted to student design projects, a signature feature of our undergraduate program. We are all looking forward to moving into this fabulous new structure.

I invite you to visit us in our new home. As always, I welcome your suggestions and I am glad to hear from you.

Robert G. Radwin
Room 2130 Engineering Centers Building
1550 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1609

Tel: 608/263-4660
Fax: 608/265-9239
E-mail: bme@engr.wisc.edu

 

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