Seminar Schedule

  1. All seminars are held 9 – 10am on Fridays.
  2. Students who have registered for BME 6001 or BIME 6090 are required to attend the seminars. In order to get a pass grade, students should not miss more than two seminars. Students are allowed to compensate for missing up to two Biomedical Engineering program seminars by attending equivalent seminars and submit a 200 words report to Dr. Teja Guda before the last day of the class for the semester.
  3. The objective of this class is to broaden students’ academic horizons, deepen their understanding of one’s own research area, and learn presentation skills.


Aug 31  BSE 2.102 Nehal Abu-Lail, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering Program
Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage- Challenges & Prospects
Sept 7 BSE 2.102 Jenny Hsieh, Ph.D.
Director of the Brain Health Consortium
Semmes Foundation Chair in Biology
Modeling human cortical development and epilepsy with 3D organoids
Sept 14 BSE 2.102 Amina Qutub, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Living Neural Networks: From Cells to Systems
Sept 21 BSE 2.102 Hugo Giambini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Novel Imaging & Computational Approaches in Orthopedic Research: From Bench-to-Bed Side
Sept 28 BSE 2.102 Yi Hong, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Rational Design & Synthesis of Elastic Biomaterials
Oct 5 BSE 2.102 Dr. Marcello Pilia, Ph.D.
Senior Program Manager
Uniform Servies University Operations 
Making the Most of Your College Career & Your Degree
Oct 12 BSE 2.102 Dr. Liz Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Program Scientist
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
Associate Program Scientist, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Oct 19 No Seminar
Oct 26 HSU 2.214 Tony Yuan, Ph.D.
Scientist II
General Dynamic Information Technology
Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio 
Nov 2 BSE 2.102
Emilie Clemmens, Ph.D.
Scientific Review Officer
General Dynamics Information Technology
Nov 9 BSE 2.102 Lee Childers, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE) Military Performance Lab
Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center
Nov 16 UT Health San Antonio Sidath Kumarapperuma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Research
UT Health San Antonio, Radiology
Nov 23 No Seminar
Nov 30 11 am- 12 noon

BSE 2.102

Arthur Erdman, Ph.D.
Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center
Richard C. Jordan Professor
Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering Univ. of Minnesota