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NJIT Seminar Set for Nov. 6 To Focus on Bioelectronics--Emerging Research Area

Thanks to companies, universities, and inventors designing and manufacturing biomedical sensors, healthcare and its related economy will radically change over the next decade. Come learn what to expect from this new and growing field—known as bioelectronics—from nine experts at a one-hour free seminar set for Nov. 6, 2008, from 4:45-6 p.m., in room 202, of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Building, 141 Warren St., at the northwest corner of Summit and Warren streets on the NJIT campus. 

Members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), students and the public are invited. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be available in the NJIT Parking Deck, 154 Summit St.

“Bioelectronics is an emerging area of global research and development. It is an important technological solution to address the challenges of the modern health care system,” said Timothy Chang, PhD, professor in and assistant chair of the department of electrical and electronic computing. Chang organized the event.  

Speakers will illuminate micro and nano-electronic materials for biomedical imaging at the cellular, molecular and organ levels. They will explain clinical applications for materials, including diagnostic and therapeutic uses for patients. And they will outline available educational paths, careers and research opportunities.

David Jamieson, from Abbott Laboratory, opens the set with a look at careers.  Haim Grebel, PhD,  will talk about the optical detection of bio-species.  Leonid Tysbeskov, PhD, will focus on auger-mediated bio-chemical reactions.  Raquel Perez-Castillejos, PhD, will look at  micro and nanotechnologies for interfacing live cells and Sotirios Ziavras, PhD, will focus on reconfiguring computing in computational biology. Chang will discuss nonlinear oscillations and bio-control. Department chair Atam Dhawan, PhD, will discuss medical imaging.  Durga Misra, PhD, will focus on bioelectronics from devices to circuits and Marek Sosnowski, closes the session by outlining NJIT’s bio-electronic program.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.