2016 Seminars


September 9, 2016
Siva P.V. Nadimpalli, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Title: Time-dependent deformation behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride binder: implications on the mechanics of composite electrodes


September 16, 2016
Nicole McKnight, PhD, Host: Vivek Kumar
BioLabs New York
Title:  How to Start a Life Science Company


September 23, 2016
Melchi M. Michel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Rutgers University
Visual Memory and Information Integration across Saccadic Eye Movements


September 30, 2016
Jaques Reifman, PhD
Director, BHSAI
Biotechnology HPC Software Applications Institute
Title: Computational Biology Research at the U.S. Army Medical Command


October 7, 2016
Frederick Heim, PhD
R&D Manager at GEPROVAS - Strasbourg/France
Professor at University de Haute Alsace-Mulhouse/France
Title: TBA


October 14, 2016
George McConnell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Why Random Patterns of Deep Brain Stimulation Less Effectively Treat Parkinson's Disease: Insights from In Vivo Studies


October 21, 2016
Yu Gao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Psychology Department
Brooklyn College
City University of New York
Title: The Biological Roots Of Crime: Use Of Basic Neurobiological Measures In Criminological Research


October 28, 2016
Cong Wang, PhD
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: Learning Control of Robotic Systems

November 4, 2016
Denes Agoston, MD, PhD
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics
School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Title: Physical-to-biological coupling in primary explosive blast; what biomarkers can tell us about the physical forces


November 11, 2016
Thomas Findley, PhD
Professor of Physical Medicine
Rutgers University, New Jersey Medical School
Associate member of Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Title: Link between Manual Therapy, Movement, Fascia and Cancer: Application of Biomechanical principles to oncology


November 18, 2016
Antonios Mammis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurological surgery
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Title: Neuromodulation: Cutting Edge Technology at the Neural Interface


December 2, 2016
Kenneth C. Curley, MD
Iatrikos Research and Development Strategies, LLC
Washington, DC and Tampa, FL
Title: Traumatic Brain Injury Research: An Historical and Current Perspective


December 9, 2016
Joseph McArdle, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers University
Title: “Molecular Interactions of Botulinum Neurotoxin A: The Search For Antidotes”



April 29, 2016
Hesam Moghaddam, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
VA Medical Center
UC San Francisco
Title: Computational Biomechanics of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury: Role of Loading Directionality, Head Protection, and Blast Flow Mechanics



April 22, 2016
Thomas W. Findley, Ph.D., M.D.
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
Title: Transmission of mechanical forces in the body: Their role in health

Hans Chaudhry, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Health Effects of Muscle Strength: Force Transmission in Tissues with Resistance Exercise



April 15, 2016
Ronald Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS
Chief of Surgery
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Title: Regenerative medicine: engineering solutions to complex surgical problems



April 11, 2016
Xiaohua "Shawn" Yu, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Orthopedic Research
Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Delivery of Biologics for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration



April 8, 2016
Laleh Najafizadeh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Rutgers University
Title: Variability in Connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities


April 1, 2016
Shawn A. Chester, Ph.D.
Shawn A. Chester
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Title: Multiphysics Mechanics of Polymers and Gels



March 31, 2016
Saikat Pal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
California Polytechnic State University
Title: Accelerating biomedical design and discovery using computational simulation



March 11, 2016
Peter Galie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Engineering



March 4, 2016
Alexander Leonessa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
Title: Assistive Technology for Restoring Motor and Sensory Functions
Past, Present and Future funding directions from an NSF Perspective




February 26, 2016
Kaiming Ye, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Thomas J Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
Binghamton University, State University of New York (SUNY)
Binghamton, NY 13902
Title: 3D Differentiation of HPSCs into Islets-like Organoids and Tissue manufacturing



February 19, 2016
Jeremy Mao, Ph.D., D.D.S.
Edwin S. Robinson Professor of Dentistry
Co-Director, Center for Craniofacial Regeneration
Columbia University
Title: Biomaterial Needs for Stem Cell Homing



February 12, 2016
Eric Lang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology & Neuroscience
NYU School of Medicine
Title: Synchrony is key. Complex Spike Inhibition of The Deep Cerebellar Nuclei



February 5, 2016
Shailesh Ganpule, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute
Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Brain in Action: Biomechanics of Head Rotation in Humans



January 29, 2016
Namas Chandra, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the Center for Injury Bio-mechanics, Materials and Medicine