Our aim to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Biomedical Engineering & Systems.
To provide a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent solutions adopted in the fields of Biomedical Engineering & Systems.
Abstract Submission Deadline
September 15, 2022
Early Bird Registration
August 19, 2022
September 26-28, 2022
SYNERGY Global Health Foundation,USA
Dr. Tobin is Executive Director of Synergy Global Health Foundation Inc. 501.C.3, Washington DC. Brian has 25 years of Medical School experience as Professor Nutrition Science, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine. His career was dedicated to training Physicians for service in disadvantaged and medically underserved areas of the United States. Dr. Tobin was Founding Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences at Uof SC Medical School, Greenville SC, and was Associate Dean and Founding Chair Dept of Medical Education at The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso TX. Dr. Tobin and colleagues have founded three "New Generation" AAMC medical schools, including Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah GA. In ’00, he served on the Executive Committee, NHLBI K07 Nutrition Academic Award, and was Editor of the NIH "Nutrition Curriculum Guide for Training Physicians." In ’03, he received the Grace Goldsmith Award from the American College of Nutrition. In ’07, he was bestowed the Presidential Award by the American College of Nutrition.
Innovation Center for Advanced Technology, Matrix, Inc.USA
Dr. H. Hosseinkhani, Chemical Engineer, has broad experience in life sciences and is an expert in nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, 3D in vitro systems, bioreactor technology, and bioengineering stem cells technology. His working experience is mainly attributed to academia and industry of biomedical engineering research and development (which includes several years of basic science research experience in a number of premier institutions related to the structure and function of biomaterials, and in polymer-based and mineral-based medical implants development in the medical device industry). He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships including JSPS Fellowship of Japan,and European Marie Curie Fellowship. He authored more than 100 scientific papers published on peer-reviewed Journals, 5 books, and 10 book chapters (H-index: 46Google Scholar). He is inventor of 16 National and International patents, several of which are licensed to companies acting in the biomedical fields and translated to 7 commercial products. He is the founder of Matrix, Inc., a world leading Biotech Company dedicated to healthcare technology to improve patient's quality of life.He is Editor-in-Chief; Recent Progress in Materials, Editor-in-Chief; Journal of Modern Nanotechnology, and Country Editor; Current Drug Delivery.
Stanford University, USA
Dr. Matin has been a full professor at Stanford University for several years and is affiliated with several programs, including the Stanford Cancer Research Institute. He has contributed to many areas of biological research, including discovery of new drugs and therapeutic enzymes and their improvement as well as their specific targeting to cancer (and other diseases). He did his Ph. D. at UCLA, spent some years in the Netherlands (State University of Groningen), where he directed a research group, before joining Stanford. He is recipient of numerous awards and honors
Autonomous Space Missions, Italy
Ilaria Cinelli PhD FAsMA is a senior engineer with records of accomplishments in biomedical engineering and space exploration. Her work experiences are in biomedical engineering, human factors, mission design, analogue missions, space medicine, leadership. Ilaria is the President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association and Member-at-Large of the Aerospace Medical Council. She is also Co-Leader of the Space Exploration Group of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Then, Ilaria is an invited member of The Mars Society Steering Committee. The most relevant: • She is a mentor and role model of the Space4Women network of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs; • Recipient of the Anita Mantri Scholarship 2018 by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA); • Recipient of multiple Emerging Space Leaders Scholarships (2016 and 2017) by The Mars Society.
Boğaziçi University, European University of the Brain and Technology,Turkey
Prof. Albert Güveniş received his PhD. degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He then worked as a researcher and a faculty member at the Radiology Dept. in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA in the area of Positron Emission Tomography. He then joined Boğaziçi University. Dr. Güveniş had joined a Joint Commission team to survey a hospital in Palm Desert, California USA as part of his work in clinical engineering. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of current biomedical devices, systems and diagnostic/therapeutic schemes. Clinical engineering methods are used to improve systems. Precision medical systems and procedures are devised as solutions to pressing problems for major diseases such as cancer diagnosis and therapy. His research interests are Precision Medicine Imaging, Stochastic Systems, Statistical Signal/ Image Processing.
Case Western Reserve University, USA
In January 2015, Colin re-joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering as Professor and Assistant Chair, to lead efforts in undergraduate education with a specific focus on expanding experiential design courses and professional practice preparation. Colin’s research focuses on educational pedagogy, healthcare IT, entrepreneurship and innovation. Most recently, Colin was with the School of Nursing. From 2008-2013, Colin was the Director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University in 1985 and an MBA in Technology Management from the Weatherhead School of Management in 1997. Dr. Drummond has conducted research in the areas of medical device design, micro fabrication packaging, sensor systems, and cross-platform software systems integration. For over two decades Colin has worked in the application of science and technology to the creation of products and services. During 2004-2007, Colin was the Director of Clinical Research for non-acute medical products at the Invacare Corporation, specializing in respiratory therapy (primarily oxygen therapy), sleep disorder research, and establishing a new clinical research program strategy. Prior to joining Invacare in 2000, Colin was the Manager of Marketing and Business Development for the Powder Systems Group at the Nordson Corporation, focusing on product development, international high-technology manufacturing coating system start-ups, and eBusiness initiatives. Earlier, Colin spent 8 years at the NASA Lewis Research Center developing programming techniques for complex aircraft system analysis and turbomachinery stability. He holds three product patents and has a fourth pending.
North Carolina State University USA
Dr. Richard J. Spontak is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Alumni Distinguished Graduate and Undergraduate Professor at North Carolina State University. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering (with honors/high distinction) from the Pennsylvania State University in 1983 and was later awarded the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. He then pursued post-doctoral research in Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge (U.K.) and Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute for Energy Technology (Norway) before joining the Corporate Research Division of The Procter & Gamble Company in 1990. In 1992, he accepted a faculty position at North Carolina State University, where he supervises the Macromolecular Materials & Morphology Group. Since that time, Spontak has published over 300 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 35 scholarly works as book chapters and invited monographs, and his work has been featured on 31 journal covers and cited over 14,000 times according to Google Scholar (as of November 2021). Research Description Focus Areas - Polymer Morphology and Phase Stability. Multifunctional and Nanostructured Polymers, Blends and Networks. Application of Microscopy Techniques to Polymer Science and Engineering. Honors and Awards •Distinguished Alumnus Award, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society , 2021 •International Award, Society of Plastics Engineers, 2015 •Elected Member, Norwegian Academy of Technol. Sci., 2015 •Lars Onsager Professorship and Medal, Norwegian Univ. Sci. and Technol., 2012 •Colwyn Medal, Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, 2011 •Chemistry of Thermoplastic Elastomers Award, American Chemical Society (Rubber Division), 2008 •Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching, NC State University, 2008 •Ernst Ruska Prize, German Electron Microscopy Society , 2007 •Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science, American Chemical Society (PMSE Division), 2006 •Outstanding Research Award, NC State Alumni Association , 2005
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jun Fang is an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He received a joint Ph.D. training from Donghua University (State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials) and University of Pittsburgh from 2009 to 2015. He was a postdoctoral research fellow and an assistant project scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2016 to 2021. His research interest is focused onintegratingnew biomaterials,biofabrication, stem cell and immunoengineeringfor addressing clinical challenges in disease diagnostics and therapies.He has published over 30 papers in high-quality journals, including Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communication, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, PNAS, etc. and has applied several international patents. He is also active reviewers for many high impact journals and a scientific advisory board member of aBiotech company.
Galatasaray University, Turkey
S. Murat Egi was born in Istanbul, on March 12th, 1965. He is graduated from Electrical Engineering Department of Bogaziçi University, and completed his MSc and Ph.D. studies on Biomedical Engineering at the same university. He was an active member of the SCUBA diving club of the university (BUSAS) and his passion for the underwater world let him combined his academic career with diving. He organized the first "Underwater Science and Technology" meeting in 1996. He planned and directed 7 high altitude diving expedition where 500 dives were performed at altitudes up to 4000m. He completed his Ph.D. studies in 1999 on “The Evaluation of Altitude Decompression Procedures and Development of New decompression Strategies. He is writing on a monthly Turkish underwater magazine and has articles on decompression computation published in several proceedings of EUBS (European Underwater and Biomedical Society) and UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society). He is a regular participant of the annual EUBS meetings since 1992. He is a diving Instructor since 1986 and certified more than 2500 divers at different levels. He directed Istanbul University Department of Underwater Technology for three years (from 2000-2003). From 2003 till now, he is working at the Computer Engineering Department of Galatasaray University; currently at sabbatical leave in Belgium at University Libre de Brussels. He is the owner of several patents on diving technologies and working as consultant for several diving companies including the US market leader dive computer manufacturer. His main research interests are mainly Rebreathers, Decompression Modelling, Underwater technology, Biomedical Engineering aspects of diving.
Co-Founder/Director of dHealth Foundation ,Switzerland
Dr. Quy Vo-Reinhard is a serial entrepreneur and experienced director with a demonstrated history in Life Sciences, R&D, Healthcare, Blockchain, Innovation and Digital Transformation. Quy is the Co-Founder/Director of dHealth Foundation (Switzerland) - the world’s leading blockchain infrastructure for healthcare industry players to power their use cases; in addition to being a globally-renowned speaker. Her life’s work is dedicated to healthcare innovations aimed at providing equal opportunities and benefits to all stakeholders. Moreover, Quy is Founding Partner / Co-CEO of V-Space Global (France), the best trusted network for Vietnamese Talents in Innovation. She was voted ‘The Most Influential Woman in Blockchain in Europe’ ( ‘Blockshow Europe 2018’), Female Digital Innovator of 2020 in Switzerland and received various awards throughout her life. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of different Vietnamese Associations globally (International Vietnamese Academics Network, Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals and Experts in Switzerland, to name just a few) to promote networking, collaboration among academics, professionals, researchers, and university students of Vietnam origin living in Vietnam and abroad.
CEO, Founding Partner at the Quantum Brain Research Institute,Estonia
Ms. Susanna Uusmaa is a biomedical scientist with broad expertise in Medical Sciences and in International Business. Holding an MSBS degree, she is result-driven to integrate modern smart technologies into making substantive contributions to the biomedical sector. Having conducted research in neuroscience and oncology and having proudly graduated from Tallinn University of Technology (TALTECH) and Tallinn University School of Natural Sciences and Health, Ms. Uusmaa takes an evidence-based approach to her professional objectives and also to her endeavors as a passionate healthy lifestyle entrepreneuse. With a background in biomolecular and medical sciences, she has recently co-founded Quantum Brain Research Institute (https://quantumbrain.institute/ )with the aim of supporting the development of neuroscientific research for neurocritical treatment applications through instructive programs in mental health assessment and management. In collaboration with the Luxembourg Institute of Health and Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, she developed a complete standard operating procedure for differentiating and generating fully functional glial cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in only 30 days. Moreover, she holds over 6 years of hard-working experience in business operations and relationship building in more than 5 countries around the globe, having created and nurtured mutually beneficial partnerships, enhanced workflow efficiency, and contributed to the growth of several initiatives with substantial savings. Ms. Uusmaa’s biomedical undertakings have positioned her as an MSBS to be able to become an active contributor also to the longevity sector and put her expertise into helping people become their best version of themselves with properly validated and ethical practices. She considers herself lucky to be born in the beautiful Northern European city of Tallinn in Estonia, a UNESCO World Heritage treasure of the Baltic Sea, where women’s rights are valued and where cutting-edge technologies are implemented in e-governance and healthcare. Ms. Uusmaa brings strong organizational and unique interpersonal abilities to her scope of action with the ultimate goal of integrating smart and efficient solutions to the biomedical sector and creating awareness of healthy living & healthy aging.
Jun Ding (https://www.meakinsmcgill.com/ding/) is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, McGill University Health Centre since March 2021. Before that, he was trained as a postdoc at the Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, under the supervision of Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph. In 2016, he received his PhD. in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. His research focuses on developing computational methods to drive biological discoveries and medical innovations by analyzing and modeling large-scale biomedical data, especially single-cell genomics data. Jun had published ~30 papers in leading computational biology journals such as genome research and cell stem cell, over 10 of which are about machine learning approaches for cell identification and trajectory inference from single-cell datasets. Many of the computational models that Jun developed had led to significant biomedical advances. For example, scdiff has improved lung epithelial cell differentiation efficiency from induced stem cells. In addition, the Tarpmir method that Jun developed is one of the most popular microRNA target prediction approaches. Currently, Jun is particularly interested in developing computational models and visualizations to decode cellular dynamics in a variety of biological processes (e.g., cell differentiation and disease progression) from single-cell multimodal measurements.
University of Florida,USA
Brandon Lucke-Wold was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Neuroscience and distinction in honors from Baylor University. He completed his MD/PhD, Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research, and the Global Health Track at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His research focus was on traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke. At West Virginia University, he also served as a health coach for the Diabetes Prevention and Management program in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, which significantly improved health outcomes for participants. In addition to his research and public health projects, he is a co-founder of the biotechnology company Wright-Wold Scientific, the pharmaceutical company CTE cure, and wasa science advocate on Capitol Hill through the Washington Fellow’s program. He has also served as president of the WVU chapters for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Neurosurgery Interest group, and Erlenmeyer Initiative Entrepreneur group. In addition, he has served as vice president for the graduate student neuroscience interest group, Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, and medical students for global health.He was an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is currently amember of the UF House Staff Council, Positive Culture Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Board of Directors Alachua County Medical Society, and Accreditation Requirements Review Committee.He is married to Noelle Lucke-Wold and has two children. As a family, they enjoy running with their dogs, rock climbing, and traveling. In his spare time, Brandon frequently runs half marathons and 10ks together with is wife. Brandon also enjoys reading, playing piano, discussing philosophy, and playing chess. He is currently a Pgy5 neurosurgery resident at University of Florida with pursuing endovascular enfolded training and was awarded the Dempsey Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship.
Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety, France
Alain Chapel For 25 years, he has been developing gene and cell therapy using non-human primates, immune-tolerant mice and rats to protect against the side effects of radiation. He collaborates with clinicians to develop strategies for treatment of patients after radiotherapy overexposures. He has participated in the first establishment of proof of concept of the therapeutic efficacy of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for the treatment of hematopoietic deficit, radiodermatitis and over dosages of radiotherapy. He has contributed to the first reported correction of deficient hematopoiesis in patients (graft failure and aplastic anemia) thanks to intravenous injection of MSCs restoring the bone marrow microenvironment, mandatory to sustain hematopoiesis after total body irradiation. He is scientific investigator of Clinical phase II trial evaluating the efficacy of systemic MSC injections for the treatment of severe and chronic radiotherapy-induced abdomino-pelvic complications refractory to standard therapy (NCT02814864Hirsch Index 28).
Mainland College of Technology,Nigeria
Jehoshaphat John Egbai is a Researcher with IITEDA and currently serves as a Biomedical Engineer with Standard Specialist Diagnostics Clinic in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He's also a lecturer in the field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with the Mainland College of Technology, Cross River State, Nigeria.
UMEA University, Sweden
Amin Saremi obtained his MSC in electronic engineering from Luleå technical university in 2008 and his PhD in biomedical engineering with a major in technical audiology from Linköping University, Sweden. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in computational neuroscience at Oldenburg University, Germany and then worked several years as technical leader in audio and hearing industry. He is currently associate professor at the department of applied physics and electronics at Umeå University, Sweden and researches in areas ranging from biomedical acoustics to signal processing and machine learning.
Isfahan University, Iran
I have been working on synthesizing polymers and fabricating novel hydrogels/scaffolds for tissue engineering and assessing the used biomaterials interacting with cells. In this regard, in vitro (material characterization, cell proliferation, adhesion, differentiation, and gene expression), and in vivo studies were performed for my research projects. I have several ISI journal papers plus a number of conference papers in the field of nerve and bone tissue engineering. I had also experience working with the 3D printing devices.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India
Dr. P. Muthu alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nādu, India is working as faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chennai. He is an Innovation Ambassador of SRM IST Institution's Innovation Council - MHRD’s Innovation Cell, Government of India. He also has made exceptional contribution as a Primary Evaluator in ‘Toycathon, 2021’ organized by AICTE and Ministry of Education Innovation Cell, Government of India. He is also a member of Student Counselling Cell in building non-judgmental relationships based on trust and respect. He has overall 14 years of teaching experience. He is also the recipient of “Distinguished Research Award” and “Innovative Researcher in Bio-Medical Engineering”. He is a recognized research supervisor for guiding PhD candidates. He is also a reviewer of several recognized journals. He has published four patents and many journal publications with high impact factor. He has several publications including gold medal and best paper awards at various International / National conferences. He was also chairperson and coordinator for various conferences, symposium and technical events. His book publications are also available in Amazon. He has intensively worked on developing potential scaffolds for osteo imperfection using naturally available biomaterials and synthetic nano materials. He has expanded his research focus on implementing artificial intelligence in image processing techniques with regards to biomedical images used in the retrieval of images for analysis and modification of images. He has also involved in evaluating non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of medical diseases in patients.
Dublin City University, Ireland
Dr. Jens Ducrée holds a Full Professorship of Microsystems in the School of Physical Sciences at Dublin City University (DCU). He is the founding director of Ireland’s first Fraunhofer Project Centre for Embedded Bioanalytical Systems at DCU (FPC@DCU) – a joint initiative of Science Foundation Ireland and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Dr. Ducrée is also academic member of the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) and the 3U Joint Institute of Global Health (JIGH), and a principal investigator for Microfluidic Platforms at the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) since 2008. The main part of his research is directed towards novel microfluidic systems and associated actuation, detection, fabrication and instrumentation technologies for the integration, automation, miniaturization and parallelization of sample preparation and detection of bioanalytical assays (e.g. immunoassays, nucleic acid testing, general chemistry and cell counting). Typical applications of these next-generation “Lab-on-a-Chip” platforms are sample-to-answer systems for biomedical point-of-care and global diagnostics, liquid handling automation for the life sciences (e.g. concentration / purification and amplification of DNA / RNA from a range of biosamples), process analytical techniques and cell line development for biopharma as well as monitoring the environment, infrastructure, industrial processes and agrifood.
University of Dayton,USA
Dr. Vijayan Asari is the University of Dayton Ohio Research Scholars Endowed Chair in Wide Area Surveillance and a professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the director of the Center of Excellence for Computational Intelligence and Machine Vision (Vision Lab). Dr. Asari began teaching as an assistant professor in electronics and communications at TKM College of Engineering, University of Kerala, India. In 1996, he joined the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow and led a team for the development of a vision-guided microrobotic endoscopy system. In 1998, he joined the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and led the computer vision and image processing research activities in the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems at NTU. In August 2000, Dr. Asari joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia, as a visiting associate professor. In 2001, at ODU, he accepted a tenure track position in electrical and computer engineering. He was tenured in 2006 and promoted to full professor in May 2007. At ODU, he was also the founding director of the Computational Intelligence and Machine Vision Laboratory. Dr. Asari joined the University of Dayton in February 2010. He has received many awards for his teaching, research and leadership including the Vision Award for Excellence in August 2017, Sigma Xi George B. Noland Award in April 2016, and the Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award for Technical Leadership in April 2015. Dr. Asari has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the Fulbright Specialist Program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning in August 2017. He was elected as a Fellow of SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) in November 2018. Dr. Asari has published, and co-authored with his graduate students and colleagues, more than 600 research articles, including an edited book on wide area surveillance and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning and high performance digital system architecture design. He has so far supervised 27 Ph.D. dissertations and 42 M.S. theses in electrical and computer engineering. Currently, several master's and doctoral graduate students are working with him. As Senior Member of IEEE since 2001 and Fellow of the SPIE, Dr. Asari has co-organized several IEEE and SPIE conferences and workshops.