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 third 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 2023 IdeaXchange Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
01/20/2023 Thiru Annaswamy
Professor and Chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Mixed Reality System to Manage Phantom Pain
Cunjiang Yu
Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
Rubbery Electronics: A New Bioelectronics Platform for Biology
02/17/2023 Maureen Mulvihill
President & CEO
Actuated Medical
Actuated Medical Industry – University Collaborations
Doug Crimaldi
Vice President, R&D Engineering
World's Smallest Medical Impant: A Review of the Glaukos iStent Family of Products

Andrew Geronimo
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery

Inhale, Exhale, Upload: Digital Health in the ALS Clinic 
Xiaogang Hu
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dorothy Foehr Huck and J.Lloyd Huck Chair in Neurorehabilitation
Neural Engineering to Restore Human Function
04/21/2023 Katie Fitzsimons
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kinesthetic and Haptic feedback for movement training and rehabiliation

Reid Hannon
Sr. Director, Transducer R&D
Philips Healthcare

Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound: Applications, Technology, and Solutions
  • If you are interested in giving a presentation at the CfB IdeaXchange, please contact Aida Ebrahimi at

Spring 2022 IdeaXChange Seminar Schedule



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.

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