Albert Nerken School of Engineering Receives $1.6M Grant for Bioengineering

POSTED ON: November 18, 2020

Image: Professor Oliver Medvedik and Tushar Nichakawade BSE’18 ChE’20

Image: Professor Oliver Medvedik and Tushar Nichakawade BSE’18 ChE’20

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering has received a nearly $1.6M grant from a foundation that wishes to remain anonymous to unify and raise awareness of bioengineering and biomedical education, research and project activities. This three-year grant provides funding for a Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering, summer salaries and research expenses for five faculty researchers, five Graduate Research Fellowships, and five undergraduate research assistants. 

Dean Barry Shoop led the development, submission and presentation of the proposal with the support of Professors Ben Davis, Eric Lima, Oliver Medvedik, Ruben Savizky, Neveen Shlayan, Jennifer Weiser, and David Wootton.

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