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$10 million Jump Simulation Center coming to new College of Medicine at Illinois

As part of the new engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a new medical simulation center will be built in Everitt Laboratory. Jump Trading provided the gift to establish the sim center, which will be constructed during the renovation of Everitt Lab, the future home of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

MORE ON THE SIM CENTER

Photo of Jump Simulation Center, example of how an operating theater could look in the new UI Jump Simulation Center.

New technology from Illinois researchers looks into the eye and brings cells into focus

A new imaging technology developed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign uses computational methods to allow eye doctors to see into the eye at a cellular level and with greater detail than offered by conventional imaging. This new advance, led by Bioengineering Professor Stephen Boppart, can reveal microscopic changes earlier, thus offering the opportunity to better detect and treat eye diseases.

MORE ON THE NEW IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

Photo of Stephen Boppart and team.

Unlocking fermentation secrets opens the door to new biofuels

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered the way metabolic reactions, gene regulation and environmental cues work together in fermentation. The discovery opens the door to the development of new, optimized biofuels. Bioengineering Assistant Professor Ting Lu (pictured here on the right) led the study, and Chen Liao (pictured at left), Bioengineering graduate student, is first author of the paper, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

MORE ON UNLOCKING FERMENTATION SECRETS

Photo of Chen Liao, left, and Ting Lu, right.

The Rejuvenation of Everitt Lab.

In early 2016, the University will renovate Everitt Laboratory, a campus landmark and point of pride for many Engineering students, alumni and faculty. In 2014, after having called Everitt Lab home for more than 60 years, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering moved into new headquarters on Wright Street, just south of the Beckman Institute.

Upon completion of the upcoming renovation, the building will become the new home of the Department of Bioengineering. We are excited to share the plans and progress with you via highlights in each issue of this newsletter and online at EVERITT.ILLINOIS.EDU.

Photo of Everitt Laboratory from the southeast corner of the building.
EVERITT LAB BY THE NUMBERS
1949 | Year the lab opened and William Everitt became dean of the College of Engineering
1988 | Year the building was renamed for William Everitt
1st | Course on semi-conductors and transistors offered anywhere was taught in Everitt Lab by John Bardeen (two-time Nobel Prize winner in Physics)
124,000 | Total gross square feet
12 | Number of campus projects aimed at LEED Gold certification -- high energy efficiency rating (includes EL and other renovations completed or in progress)
32 | Expected number of months for Everitt Lab renovation project (2016-2018)
 

 

Funding for new interdisciplinary projects includes Dipanjan Pan's oil spill cleanup research

Dipanjan Pan, assistant professor in Bioengineering, will use a new grant from the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to research the optimization of a nanoparticle for use in adsorbing oil and removing it from water. Pan will collaborate on the project with B.K. Sharma, senior research engineer in the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

MORE ON NEW NANOPARTICLE RESEARCH (scroll to the fourth project)

Photo of Dipanjan Pan.

Recent Bioengineering graduate awarded Fulbright to teach in Laos

Pooja Bag is traveling to Laos to teach English to university students through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Bag recently earned her bachelor's degree in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she also was highly involved in honors, volunteer and leadership initiatives. Her future plans include pursuing a career in health industry consulting.

MORE ON ILLINOIS' RECENT FULBRIGHT RECIPIENTS

Photo of Pooja Bag.

 
Save the Date for the Annual Bioengineering Tailgate, October 24, 2015.

Alumni, students, faculty and staff -- make plans to attend the Bioengineering 2015 tailgate during Homecoming Weekend! Watch for a special invitation to come.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Tailgate starts at 11:30 a.m.
  • Game time is 2:30 p.m.
  • Illinois plays Wisconsin

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