The Board exists to advise the Department on the following areas of its work:

Overarching Strategy

  • The Department’s long term strategy and implementation of its strategy
  • Trends and developments in industry and university research and suggesting departmental responses.

Research Strategy

  • Research strategy taking into account trends, developments, government and funding policy, and industry needs.
  • Research collaborations (industry, international, clinical)

Teaching and Curricula  

  • Alignment of the curricula of its taught courses with the needs of society and to identify new trends and innovations which should be reflected in the curricula.
  • Industry involvement in teaching and learning, including career and internship opportunities for students and graduates.

 Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

  • The Department’s profile nationally and internationally with its key stakeholders (funders, government, employers, alumni etc.)
  • Effectiveness of current engagement with business and industry.

The Department of Bioengineering is fortunate to have the following Advisory Board members:

Advisory Board Members

Prof C. Ross Ethier

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Wallace H Coulter Dept. of Bioengineering, Georgia Insitute of Technology. Professor Ethier holds the Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Chair in Bioengineering and is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar. A former Head of the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College Professor Ethier is currently the Chair of our Advisory Board. 

Professor Doug Lauffenburger

lauffenburgerHead, Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Lauffenburgeris a member of the Biotechnology Process Engineering Center, Center for Cancer Research, and the Center for Environmental Health Sciences. A former President of the Biomedical Engineering Society, he is currently Director of the Computational & Systems Biology Initiative.

Prof Ian Hunter

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Hatsopoulos Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Hunter is head of the BioInstrumentation Laboratory.

Prof Frank Baaijens

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Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of TechnologyProfessor Baaijens is Scientific Director of the national research programme on BioMedical Materials (BMM).

Dr Peter Fielding

Wellspan Surgical AssociatesDr Fielding is a practising physician who has held senior academic appointments as a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Yale University, Rochester University, University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Professor Nancy Allbritton

AllbrittonNANCY ALLBRITTON
Kenan Distinguished Professor, Chair of UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, Jointly Appointed with School of Medicine & School of Pharmacy

Professor Ralph Müller

Professor  Ralph MüllerPROFESSOR RALPH MULLER
Professor of Biomechanics, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich

 

Professor Gisou van der Goot

Professor  Gisou  van der GootPROFESSOR GISOU VAN DER GOOT
Laboratory of Cell and Membrane Biology, Global Health Institute of EPFL

Professor Liz Tanner

Professor Liz TannerPROFESSOR LIZ TANNER OBE FREng FRSE
Professor of Biomedical Materials at the University of Glasgow

Professor John A. White

John A WhitePROFESSOR JOHN A. WHITE
Professor and Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University