CfB IdeaXchange Seminar Series

The Center for Biodevices IdeaXchange Seminar Series is a monthly seminar series that aims to catalyze new collaborative ideas among Penn State researchers working on topics that are related to the CfB’s research thrust areas: sensing and diagnostic devices; surgical devices; implantable devices; and wearable devices.

When: The fourth Friday of each month

Where: Zoom (link will be provided to CfB mailing list)

Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Format: Two 30-minute talks (15-20 minute presentation followed by 10 minute Q/A and discussion)

Objective: The goal of the seminars is to stimulate new collaborative ideas and discuss challenges and opportunities for convergent research that can lead to high societal impacts. Therefore, it is important that speakers present partial or preliminary results to ignite new collaborations and highlight the areas where they are looking for collaborators.

Spring 2022 IdeaXchange Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
1/28/2022 Julianna C. Simon
Acoustics and Biomedical Engineering
University Park
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Ultrasound: Technologies for Earth and Space
Debarati Bhanja
Medical Device Innovation Group
College of Medicine
Medical Device Innovation Group: Goals for Extracurricular Exploration, Collaboration, and Training for Medical Students
2/25/2022 Paul Cremer
Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University Park
Temperature Gradient Microfluidics for Exploring the Solubility of Biologics
Erika Swift
College of Medicine
Human-Centered Design Thinking: How Customer Discovery can accelerate translational research into an innovation
3/25/2022 Yun Jing
Acoustics and Biomedical Engineering
University Park
Ultrasound imaging of the brain: challenges and opportunities
Elizabeth Proctor
Neurosurgery, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, and Engineering Science and Mechanics
College of Medicine
Molecular signatures of immune dysregulation as complex disease biomarkers with both prognostic and mechanistic value
4/22/2022 Tak-Sing Wong
Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
University Park
Nature-Inspired Biomedical Technologies: From Omniphobic Antifouling Coatings to Self-Healing Surgical Membranes
Chris Siedlecki
Surgery and Bioengineering
College of Medicine
Sub-micron Surface Modification Strategies for Improving Blood-Material Compatibility


Established in 2020, the Center for Biodevices aims to bridge foundational science and clinical applications of biodevices, while enabling success of faculty, clinicians, and students across multiple disciplines.

Center for Biodevices

The Pennsylvania State University

Reber Building

University Park, PA 16802