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1 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering at RIT Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Kate Gleason College of Engineering Rochester Institute of Technology

2 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering What is Biomedical Engineering? The branch of engineering that uniquely leverages the vast knowledge base embraced by biology to solve problems focused on healthcare & the human body. Biomedical Engineers understand the inner workings of the human body, including its organs, circulatory system, nerves, muscles, and bones, as well as the unique constraints placed on design. are experts at assessing the human body as a complex, interactive system. bring to product design teams a critical link between human biology & engineering analysis. work in teams of experts across multiple disciplines to create medical and health-related products. RIT biomedical engineers may reduce the current dependence on doctors as consultants to teams tasked with developing new health-related products.

3 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineers work in teams to develop devices that solve medical and health- related problems Artificial organs and tissues Prostheses Implants develop probes and sensing equipment specific to the human physiology develop procedures to implement devices and new technologies in and on the human body interpret and run clinical trials on new devices and procedures What do Biomedical Engineers do?

4 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering According to the Bureau of Labor StatisticsAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics… Where do Biomedical Engineers work? (Click here to access BLS spreadsheet)

5 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Core Competencies: Human anatomy, biology, physiology Statistics Problem solving capability Systems engineering All core sciences, integrated with mathematics and infused with engineering training, are used to address a wide variety of challenges related to the healthcare and the human body! What do Biomedical Engineers need to know?

6 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Analyze components separately Combine components to assess interactions Human body is intricate, and has many components Systems Engineering Approach

7 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Kidney Blood & Waste Blood Waste Example: The Kidney Function of kidney is to remove soluble waste from body. Engineers analyze the kidney’s functions subject to given inputs, and develop models that can predict outputs. Systems Engineering Approach Engineers develop devices that replicate kidney functions.

8 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering The kidney does not operate in isolation; it interacts with other systems in the body! Systems Engineering Approach Waste from cellular processes Kidney Blood & Waste Blood Waste Heart Blood & Waste Waste from cellular processes Need to analyze kidney and interactions!

9 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering The RIT Biomedical Engineering Advantage  Solid foundation in core biological, anatomical, and physiological processes  Explicit focus on engineering analysis  A systems approach, to highlight complex interactions  Emphasis on applied statistics, including experimental design and uncertainty analyses  Multidisciplinary environment  Cooperative education provides strong connection between education to “real-life” applications.

10 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering RIT Is Actively Developing a New Market Existing industry partners have indicated a willingness to hire our engineers. Co-op staff have been actively working to create new industry partners in advance of biomedical engineering program. RIT has a tremendous reputation for the quality of its students and the training they receive.

11 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering All RIT Engineering Programs: Full cooperative education experience (50 weeks, 4 opportunities) Multidisciplinary design Modern facilities and engineering tools! Although focused on undergraduate experience, many of our graduates go on for higher degrees at some of the finest graduate schools in the country. RIT Engineering is Different!

12 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Agilent Technologies Adarza Bio Systems Advanced Medical Optics Arrow International Allergen Bristol-Meyers Squib Bayer AG Boston Scientific GlaxoSmithKline Johnson and Johnson Merck Sanofi Pasteur Stryker Vaccinex Inc Welch-Allyn Representative Biomed firms that have employed RIT Coop students

13 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Questions?

14 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Demos …

15 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering … a tour…

16 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering EXTRA

17 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering The BS Degree!

18 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering University Physics I, II* Calculus I, II, III, Multivariable Differential equations Pathways Liberal Arts (2 courses) Wellness Education (2 courses) First and Second Years (General Engineering): Courses * includes separate lab

19 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Discovery - Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Seminar Introduction to BME I, II* General & Analytic Chemistry I, II* Cell and Molecular Biology for Engineers I, II* Biocompatibility and Immune System Engineering Analysis Chemical Process Analysis (Thermodynamics) Fluid Mechanics (fundamentals) Physics I, II* Functional Anatomy* Biomaterials Science* First and Second Years (Biomedical Engineering): Courses * includes separate lab

20 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering System Physiology I, II* Biomedical Signals & Analysis* Engineering Analysis I, II Dynamics and Control of Biomedical Systems* Biomedical Device Engineering Multidisciplinary Design I, II Probability & Statistics for Engineers I, II Design of Experiments for Biomedical Engineering Professional Technical Electives (3 courses) Free Electives (2 courses) Liberal Arts Third, Fourth and Fifth Years: (Alternating courses/co-op) Courses * includes separate lab

21 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Fall Winter Spring Summer Classes Classes Classes Vacation Classes Classes Co-op Co-op Classes Co-op Co-op Classes Classes Year (Credits) (49) (15) (18) (16) (47) (16) (16) (15) (32) (14) (18) (35) (18) (17) (32) (16) (16) Total Credits 195 Co-op Schedule

22 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Concentrations in the BS Degree Biomaterials Utilize materials for biomedical applications with focus on the environment in which they are employed Understanding the dynamic interface between the human body and implanted materials. Being able to predict longevity and stability. Being able to develop rigorous modeling, design and evaluate Biomedical Device and System Design Propose and assess innovative ideas in the development of capabilities that are therapeutic, rehabilitative & research-oriented

23 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Signal Processing Process and interpret signals that can be extracted and measured, often in the midst of noise and confounding information Physiological Modeling, Dynamics and Control Develop therapeutic or rehabilitative systems or interventions that are able to predict the outcome of some intended action. Model with sufficient accuracy the behavior of the relevant characteristics of the targeted system. Concentrations in the BS Degree (12 credits)

24 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering BioX at R  I  T!

25 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering One may adapt degree objectives as interests mature. Chemistry, biology and materials science Biotechnology Biomedical engineering option in Electrical Engineering Bioengineering option in Mechanical Engineering Biomedical systems focus in Chemical Engineering Medical Informatics Imaging Science Diagnostic Medical Sonography Nutrition Management Medical Illustration & Photography Diverse Portfolio of Biomed-related Programs

26 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering An Exciting Time to Join Us at RIT! Unprecedented growth in RIT programs and facilities! New building and labs being built for Biomedical Engineering – modern facilities and focus! Biomedical and chemical engineering programs to share building—interactions will enhance education! PhD programs being developed—more opportunities for undergraduate research! Partnership with Rochester General Hospital

27 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Switch to Semesters 2013 Transition plan - No change in time to graduation - Advising and transition planning

28 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering

29 RITRIT Additional Information

30 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Top Four engineering disciplines Environmental Engineering 42.9% women Biomedical Engineering 42.4% women Chemical Engineering 37.2% women Industrial Engineering 34.1% women Bottom three engineering disciplines Electrical Engineering 14.0% women Mechanical Engineering 13.0% women Computer Engineering 11.3% women Employment Prospects and Data Women in Engineering!

31 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Intellectual Focus of BS in Biomedical Engineering  Understanding living creatures, particularly human beings, from a systems engineering perspective  Understanding the biological consequences of efforts to intervene upon living beings  Employing the engineering method – the disciplined, quantitative driven approach to solve complex problems  Significant emphasis on applied statistics

32 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering Issues with Biomedical Employment Honest assessment: Currently, there are few jobs for undergraduate biomedical engineers Most biomedical engineers need a graduate education Industry assessment of biomedical engineer undergraduates is that they are “Engineering Lite” Cause of “Engineering Lite”: Engineering curricula around the country are cobbled together from other existing engineering programs Always taking chem E 101, Mech E 101, etc. Superficial training in each field Proficiency then resides in original field—original field is hired!

33 RITRIT Biomedical Engineering RIT Biomedical Engineering is Different Our program provides engineering training that we believe will be attractive to industry: Physiology, human anatomy, and cellular and molecular biology Human immunology Statistics and design of experiments Signal analysis in the human body Dynamics and control of biomedical systems Biomechanics and biomaterials Explicit engineering problem solving methodology Rounded out with full complement of core math, chemistry, physics


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