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Bioengineering's Calvert awarded prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Photo of Jacob Calvert. Jacob Calvert, senior in Bioengineering from Washington, Mo., will pursue advanced degrees in England during the 2015 and 2016 academic years as a Marshall Scholar. Calvert is the third Illinois student in five years selected for the international Marshall Scholarship. The award was established to develop scholar "ambassadors" and enhance the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Prof. Pan selected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Photo of Dipanjan Pan.Dipanjan Pan, assistant professor in Bioengineering, recently was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) for his professional contributions to the chemical sciences. The RSC, with offices in London and Cambridge, UK, was created in 1841 and currently has more than 50,000 members worldwide.

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Prof. Leckband named BMES Fellow

Photo of Deborah Leckband.Deborah Leckband, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Bioengineering, was recently honored as one of the newest Fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society. She was recognized at the BMES annual meeting in October in San Antonio, Texas.

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AAAS selects Prof. Harley as a Fellow

Photo of Brendan Harley.Brendan Harley, professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the Bioengineering Graduate Program Faculty, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was recognized "for outstanding contributions to the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering." Harley also was recognized recently as a Rising Star at the October Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting in Texas.

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Prof. Bashir among newest IAMBE Fellows

Photo of Rashid Bashir. Rashid Bashir, Bioengineering professor and department head, has been elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). The honor goes to researchers from across the world who have made "outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering."

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Department launches Pioneers in Bioengineering lectures with presentation from UCLA's Prof. Liao

Photo of James Liao.Prof. James Liao, professor in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, delivered the inaugural address in the Department of Bioengineering's new Pioneers in Bioengineering Lecture Series, Oct. 30, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He spoke on new ways of producing biofuels and biochemicals in his lecture, "Rewriting Pathways to Life."

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Bioengineering's Laken earns top poster award at SWE

Photo of Sarah Laken.Sarah Laken, senior in Bioengineering, received a First Place poster award in November at the Society of Women Engineers national conference in Los Angeles. She presented on "Engineering Brain Cancer in vitro Models for Clinical Studies" in the undergraduate category. As a member of Prof. Brendan Harley's research group, Laken is testing the effectiveness of cancer drugs.

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Bioengineering offers first-of-its-kind professional master's degree in Bioinstrumentation

Professional master's degree in Bioinstrumentation, now accepting applications.

Students looking for a graduate program to help gain an edge over industry competition are encouraged to apply to the Department of Bioengineering's new Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Bioinstrumentation, offered as a one-year (three-semester) program that includes a core engineering curriculum and fundamental business training. The first cohort will begin in Fall 2015, and applications are being accepted now through March 15, 2015.

CONTACT: Liezl Bowman, program coordinator, liezlb@illinois.edu

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