A new home, a new chair and new ways of advancing heart care.
Biomedical Engineering
Buckeye BME News
January 2019
Rendering of the new Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex

A new home for Biomedical Engineering

Scheduled to open in 2020, the Biomedical and Materials Engineering Complex will transform and expand two existing engineering buildings on West 19th Avenue into a five-floor, 125,000-square-foot facility that will house the Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering departments.
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Samir Ghadiali

From our chair, Samir Ghadiali

As the new chair of BME at Ohio State, I am extremely excited to help continue the rapid development and growth of our department. Biomedical engineering is a highly-multidisciplinary endeavor and our department’s close collaboration with the comprehensive resources available across Ohio State are leading to both major research advances in healthcare and outstanding training for our students. Read more.
Daniel Gallego-Perez demonstrating TNT technology in his lab

Gallego-Perez earns NIH ‘high risk, high rewards’ research grant

Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Gallego-Perez has won a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award. Read the full announcement.
Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Prasad Dasi tests a 3D-printed aorta in a high-tech simulator

Dasi and Lilly advancing heart valve treatment

Lakshmi Prasad Dasi, associate professor in BME, and Scott Lilly, interventional cardiologist at the Wexner Medical Center, have been gaining national attention for their heart valve research. The two have been printing 3D aortic valves to simulate what is happening in a specific heart and learn how to more effectively treat each patient. This personalized technique is giving patients a greater chance at making a full recovery from a condition that previously might have been life threatening. Learn more about these exciting advancements.
Rizwan Ahmad

Ahmad awarded $409K NIH R21 grant

Rizwan Ahmad, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a two-year, $409,000, National Institutes of Health (NIH) R21 grant for his study titled, “Prospective Slice Tracking for Cardiac MRI.” Read more about this prestigious award.
Medical professional holding a red heart

$18 million gift to save hearts and lives

Bob and Corrine Frick have made a historic $18 million commitment to the Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center. The newly established Frick Center for Heart Failure and Arrhythmia at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is home to several BME faculty members’ labs, including Keith Gooch, professor, Thomas Hund, professor and associate director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, and Rengasayee Veeraraghavan, assistant professor. Read the full story.
Natalia Higuita-Castro

Welcome to our new faculty

Our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Natalia Higuita-Castro has ample experience in biomedical micro/nano technology, cellular/tissue engineering, development of organ-on-a-chip platforms and novel nano-carriers for therapeutic applications. Get to know Natalia.
Faculty holding awards

Faculty awards and accolades

The Department of Biomedical Engineering received over $9.9 million in grants and awards in 2018, in addition to celebrating the many other accolades earned by our faculty and staff. Take a look at the department’s collective accomplishments.

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