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Washington University in St. Louis
BME News

FALL 2015

Raman seeks to replicate sense of smell with NSF CAREER Award
Barani Raman, PhD, is aspiring to develop an artificial or electronic nose to replicate the sense of smell for use in medical and homeland security applications.
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Setton elected president of The Biomedical Engineering Society

Lori Setton, PhD, has been elected president of The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), a professional society of 6,500 members for biomedical engineering and bioengineering.



Song wins $100,000 for Barbour lab in healthcare technology competition

To make hearing loss diagnosis more accessible, doctoral student Xinyu (David) Song proposed making an automated test available to primary-care physicians.



Teen's new robotic arm based on WashU Engineering students' design

Sydney Kendall, the high-school student who received a 3-D-printed prosthetic arm designed by biomedical engineering students in May 2014, received an updated version of the arm.


20 tenured/tenure-track faculty

310 undergraduate students

120 doctoral students

1,311 alumni

$8.78 million
Research expenditures for core faculty (FY15)

No. 19
Undergraduate program in U.S. News ranking (2015)

No. 14
Graduate program in U.S. News ranking (2016)

Sewell-Loftin wins poster award at BMES

2014 Senior Design Team wins $2,500 in competition

Wang to receive prize from international photoacoustic group

St. Louis startup makes a device for stress relief

Rudy shares research, expertise

Alumni entrepreneurs invited to first-ever White House Demo Day

Taber wins Skalak award for third time, makes history

NPR features Professor Lihong Wang's quest to 'solve the mysteries of the human brain'

Wang's lab has helped develop systems that use the technique to show tumors of the breast and skin, and even detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream.


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