Chemical Engineers as Biomedical Innovators

Originally delivered Aug 7, 2013
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The design of biomedical materials is rooted in principles of chemical engineering.  This presentation describes the connections between chemical engineering and biomedical innovations, and discusses the translation of novel materials into clinical applications.  The talk draws on several examples of engineering contributions to medical devices, including tissue adhesives for wound closure, nanoparticles for drug delivery, and degradable stents for coronary artery disease.  The presentation also includes a discussion of the global burden of disease, to give chemical engineers an appreciation for the greatest unmet needs in medicine.


Sujata Bhatia

Sujata K. Bhatia, MD, PhD, PE is a physician, bioengineer, and professionally licensed chemical engineer who serves on the teaching faculty of biomedical engineering at Harvard University.  She is the Assistant Director for Undergraduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering at Harvard; she is the academic advisor for all Harvard undergraduate students in bioengineering and biomedical engineering.  She has also been appointed an Assistant Dean of the Harvard Summer School; in this capacity, she supervises the academic progress and well-being of several hundred undergraduates each summer, and...Read more

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