Renowned Georgia Tech BME Professor Robert M. Nerem Presents at WPI

Dr. Robert Nerem presented his seminar Bioengineering: A Half Century of Progress, But Still Only a Beginning to BME graduate students.

This Fall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute had the pleasure of hosting Robert M. Nerem, Ph.D, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and Distinguished Chair Emeritus at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience. Professor Nerem’s visit to campus included meetings with faculty and graduate students as well as his seminar “Bioengineering: A Half Century of Progress, But Still Only a Beginning.” Throughout the seminar, Nerem described the major developments in modern biology and the engineering revolution this progress demands. In recent years, bioengineering has emerged and developed in the United States and continues to expand globally. Growth and advancement in bioengineering will be just as prominent as we move further into the 21st century as it has been in the last 50 years, providing many exciting opportunities for those involved in the field.

Nerem holds many notable positions throughout academia and in medical research across the globe. Some of his titles include Associate Director of an NSF Science and Technology Center for the Emergent Behavior or Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), former Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston, past President of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering, distinguished Visiting Professor at Chonbuk National University in Korea, past Chairman of the U.S. National Committee on Biomechanics, founding President of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), as well as the author of over 200 publications.

December 12, 2011

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