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 first 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.

Fall 2022 IdeaXchange Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
9/02/2022 Michael Bruno
Professor of Radiology & Medicine
Vice Chair for Quality & Patient Safety
Chief, Division of Emergency Radiology
Mind-Wandering and Perceptual Error in Diagnostic Radiology: Is there an Engineering Solution?
Nikki Crowley
Assistant Professor
Departments of Biology & Biomedical Engineering
Unraveling the role of neuropeptides in cortical microcircuits
10/07/2022 Vijay Varadan
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Nanowear
Mobile Wearable Polymer and Textile based Nano-Bio Health Monitoring Systems with nanotube actuators and Applications
Nicholas Glavin
Senior Materials Engineer
Air Force Research Lab (Dayton, OH)
Towards High Volume, Roll-to-roll 2D Material Sensors

Richard Uhlig & Steven Hicks
Chief Executive Officer
Quadrant Biosciences Inc.

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Academic General Pediatrics

Spencer Szczesny
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
12/02/2022 Gabrielle Tuijthof
Professor of Biomedical Device Design & Production
University of Twente

James Hearn
Director of R&D Engineering Service
J&J Depuy Synthes

  • 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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