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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.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.