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Research Theme: Biomedicine

Where Mechanics and Biomedicine Meet

With over 200 medical device companies within 20 miles and three top-tier hospitals within walking distance, the Stanford campus provides a unique setting for medical innovation.

Many faculty and students working in Biomechanical Engineering are developing a combination of strong mechanical skills with a working understanding of biological and/or medical systems and processes. Investigations range from exploring how proteins fold and interact to designing the next generation of medical equipment and joint replacements. Biomechanical Engineering research encompasses not only fundamental scientific questions but also the endeavors which will bring discoveries to hospitals, clinics and society as a whole to improve general health, well-being and quality of life.

Biomechanical Engineering is central to the department's efforts in exploring the mechanics-biomedicine interface and developing innovative solutions for this rapidly growing area. In addition, many students working in all of the Mechanical Engineering groups (DesignThermosciencesFlow Physics and Computation, and Mechanics and Computation) have substantial research efforts in the area of biological systems. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -
09:30 to 11:30
The Atrium, Building 550

Free and open to the public

More than 100 brilliant STUDENT MAKERS from the Product Realization Lab present their AMAZING fall quarter projects! Products include innovations in sports equipment, consumer goods, education and health devices, agricultural tools, and MORE!
 

Friday, December 2, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

This seminar is open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.

Seminar Topic: TBD

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Speaker Bio

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Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:51
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

This seminar is open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.

Seminar Topic: Robotic Surgery: Where does it fit in the surgical armamentarium for procedures

Surgery is a complex endeavor that requires a complex environment to perform safely. Modern surgery can be performed using a multitude of operative techniques from the "open" surgical approach to more minimal access techniques. What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of these techniques and how are they chosen. What are some of the technical challenges of each of the techniques and what opportunities are there to overcome them.

Friday, November 4, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

This seminar is open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.

Seminar Topic: Robotic technologies, micro-technologies and targeted therapy: challenges and opportunities

Friday, November 11, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 ESCONDIDO MALL, BUILDING 530, ROOM 127

SEMINAR IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. STUDENTS IN ME328 AND CS/ME571 ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND. 

Seminar Topic: New Frontiers in Biomedical Robotics

Friday, October 21, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

Seminar is open to the public. Students in ME328 and CS/ME571 are required to attend. 

Seminar Topic: Challenges for Commercial Surgical Robotics

Despite being a commercial success, the da Vinci Surgical System has recently been the subject of controversy on a number of fronts. Advocates of the technology tout its ability to improve surgical outcomes by making complex procedures less invasive while detractors have questioned the cost and safety of surgical robotics. By the end of this talk you should better understand some of the challenges that medical device companies face as they transition from startups to successful going concerns.

Friday, October 14, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

Seminar is open to the public. Students in ME328 and CS/ME571 are required to attend. 

Seminar Topic: New Approaches to Robotic General Surgery

Friday, October 7, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

Seminar is open to the public. Students in ME328 and CS/ME571 are required to attend. 

Intelligent Continuum Robots and Complementary Situational Awareness

Friday, September 30, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:20
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

Seminar is open to the public. Students in ME328 and CS/ME571 are required to attend. 

What is a surgical robot anyway?

Dr. Mohr will talk about how medical and surgical robots are used today, and what technologies are incorporated onto these platforms to augment the surgeon's senses, aid in dexterous manipulation and improve clinical decision making.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 16:30
300-300

 Title: Normal Tissue Irradiation Promotes Tumor and Immune Cell Infiltration in a Breast Cancer Model

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