Recent Alumni Awards and Honors
March 14, 2016
Dhairya Pujara, MS Biomedical Engineering ’12 and founder CEO at Ycenter; Michael Gormley, PhD Biomedical Engineering ’08 and principal scientist at Janssen Research and Development; and Dalia El-Sherif, PhD Biomedical Science ’03 and founder, Daylan Consulting Group, were all named to the 2016 Drexel '40 under 40', the annual compendium of Drexel’s most innovative, impressive and inspiring young alumni.
February 19, 2016
Alper Bozkurt, alumnus in BIOMED (MS '04), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, received a $500K 5-year Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project titled "Bio-electro-photonic Microsystem Interfaces for Small Animals."
January 19, 2016
Dr. Sorin Siegler, alumnus in BIOMED (PhD '82), professor in MEM, and Mary Milone, alumna in BIOMED (BS '07; MS '10), product development engineer at Merit Medical Systems, Inc., co-invented "Cervical Spine Protection Apparatus and Methods of Use."
November 20, 2015
Nicholas Pashos alumnus in BIOMED (BS '11), is a biomedical engineer and Tulane University doctoral graduate and co-creator of the technology used in developing the "next step in breast reconstruction" for breast cancer survivors at his Tulane University spinoff, BioAesthetics, that was named winner of BioChallenge 2015, an annual pitch competition hosted by the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. The annual competition, now in its fourth year, is the city's primary showcase for promising local biotech startups.
November 05, 2015
Jaydev Dave, alumnus in BIOMED (MS ’08 & PhD ’12), received a Certificate of Research Excellence from the American Heart Association (AHA) in recognition of his outstanding dedication and achievement in heart disease and stroke research, and specifically for the cardiac research that Dr. Dave had accomplished as a part of his PhD thesis and which will continue to be used in humans.
September 24, 2015
Alper Bozkurt, alumnus in BIOMED (MS '04), assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, was named one of Popular Science’s "Brilliant 10" for his work establishing the foundations of the “Internet of bionic things” in areas ranging from human-animal communication to insect bio-bots to human health monitoring devices.
June 25, 2015
Guruprasad Krishnamoorthy, alumnus in BIOMED (MS '15), received a Marie Curie Fellowship position at Philips Healthcare, Netherlands. Guruprasad met all of the Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher qualifications for this prestigious fellowship position funded by the European Commission, allowing him not only to work in a top healthcare company, but also pursue a PhD at Eindhoven University. Guruprasad's graduate co-op at the University of Pennsylvania medical imaging lab was a contributing factor to his success.