The 2020 Fung Institute Technical Leadership Capstone Award for 2020 went to the “Smart eye-drop bottle to monitor medication habits of glaucoma patients” capstone team, including BioE student Fang-Jhen Su.
The “Precision Freezing 3D Bioprinter for Large Scale Tissue Engineering” Master of Engineering capstone team won this year’s Most Innovative Project Award from the Fung Institute. The team designed a level-controlled cooling bath to precisely freeze biomaterials as they are printed. This new approach allows for larger printed structures than previously possible.
Congratulations to the MEng teams who have won end-of-year capstone awards! The Biomimetic Hydrogels to Enhance Tissue Modelling of Brain Cancer team of Jonathan Evans and Julia Lanoha won the Technical Leadership Capstone Award, the Precision Freezing 3D Bioprinter for Large Scale Tissue Engineering team of Alex Wolcott [BIOE], Martin Banet-Rivet [ME], Pablo Amor [ME] and Ruobin Liu [ME], and the Novel Implant for Regulating Excessive Eye Pressure in Glaucoma Patients team of Charit Mehta [ME], Aishwarya Pamula [BIOE], Sheila Sharifzad [BIOE], won the MEng Alumni Award for the Most Innovative Project.
Please join us in celebrating all of our 2020 graduates, who have showed so much dedication and perseverance getting through this wild year. We are so proud of all of you!
To help people in need during the times of the coronavirus epidemic, 4 UC Berkeley and UCSF students, Nitasha Goyal, Marchel Schaack, Marie Rajon Bernard and Oluwatoni Adetayo, have launched a platform called SF Food Friends. This platform connects low-risk individuals with homebound people (sick, immunocompromised or elderly) in their neighborhood to provide assistance for grocery shopping, buying essential items or medications, delivering food, and mental support during this time of isolation. Goyal is a Master of Translational Medicine Student, and Schaak is pursuing an M.Eng. in bioengineering.
Check out this article from our BioE MEng student, Gregory Suematsu!
Check out this interview with Dennis, a BioE MEng student who has lived abroad in Germany and China, and is looking forward to exploring the innovative environment of the Bay Area.
Tara Armand, MEng ’17 (BIOE), currently works as an R&D Scientist at Siemens Healthcare Laboratory. A two-time Cal graduate, Tara takes us through her academic and professional career, and provides some tips for current students.
Our MEng capstone team worked to increase access to tissues and organs for millions through on-demand 3D bioprinting and quadrupling current preservation times.