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 during the spring semester

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

Time: Noon-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 2024 IdeaXchange Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
01/19/2024 Dr. Thomas Webster
Professor, Hebei University of Technolog
Brown University, Saveetha University, and UFI
Using a BandAIdTM: The Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Biomaterials and Sensors
Dr. Shadi Emam
Founder and CTO, Quarksen
eQuanta: The Future of Instant Medical Diagnoses in Your Hands
02/16/2024 Dr. Eunice Yangl
Founder & CEO
AI-Enhanced Wearable — Solving a $50B senior care problem
Dr. Viviana Posada
Postdoctoral Scholar, Principal Investigator, Penn State Nuclear Engineering
Bridging Nano and Macro: the role of irradiation-driven nanosurfaces in biodevice performance

Kimberly Trautman
Managing Director and Vice President
MEDIcept Inc.

What you need to know to about FDA and its requirements for medical devices – optimizing the path from innovation to commercialization 
Dr. Yuguo (Leo) Lei
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Graduate Program Coordinator, Faculty Director, Sartorius Cell Cuture Facility, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
A smart device for personalized cell production
04/19/2024 Julia Berzhanskaya
Innovator Support Lead, NIH/NHLBI
NIH/NHLBI resources for product development and commercialization

Dr. Maggie Busse
Assistant Professor
Penn State Mechanical Engineering

Optimizing the ultraviolet inactivation of waterborne pathogens that impact human health
  • If you are interested in giving a presentation at the CfB IdeaXchange, please contact Hailey Bowers at

Spring 2023 IdeaXChange Seminar Schedule

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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