Distinguished Medical Engineering Seminars

2017 Winter Term


Title: Extreme Environments as Catalysts for Disruptive Innovation
Date: April 13, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Scott Parazynski, MD, Astronaut, Everest Climber, Physician, Pilot, Inventor

Yuman Fong

Title: Engineering Viruses for Cancer Therapy
Date: February 2, 2017, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Dr. Yuman Fong, M.D., Chair, Department of Surgery, City of Hope

2016 Fall Term


Mark Allen

Title: Implantable Biomedical Microsystems: Permanent and Biodegradable Devices
Date: October 6, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mark Allen, Alfred Fitler Moore Professor and Director, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania

Josh Makower

Title: Biodesign: The Process of Innovating New Medical Technologies
Date: November 3, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Josh Makower, MD, General Partner, Healthcare Team, New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

Shaochen Chen

Title: Interplay of Materials and Mechanics in Rapid 3D Printing of Precision Tissues
Date: November 10, 2016, 4:10–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Shaochen Chen, Ph.D., Professor of NanoEngineering and Bioengineering Departments, Co-Director, Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Center, University of California, San Diego

2016 Winter Term


Joe Kiani

Title: Innovations in Patient Monitoring: A Masimo Story
Date: January 14, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Joe Kiani, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Masimo Corporation

Ryan Egeland

Title: Precision Medicine: A Journey Through Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Commerce
Date: February 4, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ryan Egeland, Senior Director of Business Development & Licensing, Medtronic, Inc.

Title: TBD
Date: February 25, 2016, 4:00–5:00 PM - Cancelled
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Kurt Petersen, PhD, American Inventor

2015 Fall Term


Daniel Chang

Title: Presbyopia: The Final Frontier in Vision-Correction Surgery
Date: October 15, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Daniel Chang, MD, Empire Eye & Laser Center

Balamurali K. Ambati

Title: Rays vs. Shadows: Fighting Global Blindness through Ophthalmic Genetic & Bioengineering
Date: October 22, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Balamurali K. Ambati, University of Utah

Richard S. Muller

Title: MEMS, a Perspective from Berkeley
Date: November 5, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Richard S. Muller, Professor, Director of Dept. of EECS, BSAC , University of California Berkeley

Richard A. Muller

Title: Microengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
Date: December 3, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, MIT, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

2015 Spring Term


James E. Lock

Title: Innovation in Rare Diseases in the Real World
Date: April 2, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: James E. Lock, Department of Cardiology, Children’s Hospital Boston

Mickaël Tanter

Title: The Advent of Ultrafast Imaging in Biomedical Ultrasound
(Jointly hosted with CNS)
Date: May 7, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mickaël Tanter, Ph.D, French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM)

2015 Winter Term


Lihong Wang

Title: Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Beating Optical Diffusion and Diffraction
Date: January 15, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Lihong Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

Alexander Kamb

Title: The Biology Century
Date: January 29, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Alexander Kamb, Amgen Inc.

Fouad Kandeel

Title: New Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes
Date: February 19, 2015, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Fouad Kandeel, City of Hope

2014 Fall Term


Yuman Fong

Title: Operating Rooms of the Past, Present and Future: Translating Engineering into Progress
Date: October 2, 2014, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Yuman Fong, MD, City of Hope National Medical Center

Omar Ishrak

Title: Innovating Medical Devices to Improve Clinical Outcomes and Expand Global Access
Date: October 30, 2014, 4:30–5:30 PM
Location: 153 Noyes
Speaker: Omar Ishrak, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Medtronic Inc.

Tzung Hsiai

Title: Integrating hemodynamic stress and oxidative stress to assess unstable plaque
Date: November 13, 2014, 4:00–5:00 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD, FAHA, UCLA School of Medicine

2014 Spring Term


Stuart Foster

Title: Making waves in biomedical imaging with micro-ultrasound
Date: April 10, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: F. Stuart Foster, Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ultrasound Imaging, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto

Dan Schwartz

Title: Calhoun Vision: The Excitement and Perils of Physician Driven Innovation
Date: May 22, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Dan Schwartz, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and Director of the Retina Division at UCSF

2014 Winter Term


Michael Harrison

Title: Innovation: Fetal Surgery to Pediatric Device Consortium
Date: February 13, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Michael R. Harrison, Director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium

Stephen Oesterle

Title: Converging low power microelectronics, IT and Communication Technology into Implantable Medical Devices
Date: February 27, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Stephen N. Oesterle, Director of the UCSF Pediatric Device Consortium

Mark Humayun

Title: Update on Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Study
Date: March 13, 2014, 4:10–5:10 PM
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Mark S. Humayun, Director of the USC Eye Institute and the USC Sensory Science Institute

Medical Engineering