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11.29.2011: Dan (now pursuing doctoral studies at UC Davis ME) awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
11.14.2011: Prof. Rao presents at the ASM West / MATSCI Symposium on Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Tools.
10.12.2011: The BML’s efforts in neural prosthetic interface device development highlighted in UCR Magazine article,
“Unlocking the Powerful Mysteries of the Mind.” Link
9.26.2011: BML goes to ASME 2011 6th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
- Omid presents his work on Ti microneedles.
- Shannon presents her work on Ti stents.
6.23.2011: Fady Hanna (Stanford ME Undergrad) joins the BML for the Summer.
6.13.2011: Dan graduates with UCR BS ME and will enter UC Davis ME PhD program this Fall.
6.10.2011: Prof. Rao awarded UCR Regents’ Faculty Fellowship for development of microneedle devices for ocular drug
6.01.2011: Prof. Rao presents invited seminar for UCR Department of Bioengineering Colloqium.
5.06.2011: Pat’s paper entitled “Simultaneous recording of rat auditory cortex and thalamus via a titanium-based,
microfabricated, multi-nucleus, microelectrode device" published in Journal of Neural Engineering.
4.05.2011: Gabrielle awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and Dan receives an Honorable Mention! Link, Link
3.22.2011: Dan selected for California Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Program for Spring 2011. Link
3.01.2011: Pat’s paper entitled “Robust penetrating microelectrodes for neural interfaces realized by titanium
micromachining" published in Biomedical Microdevices.
1.03.2011: Gabrielle Goodman (BS BIEN, UCR) joins the BML.
11.20.2010: Dan presents his Ti anodic bonding work at the 2010 Southern California Conf. for Undergrad. Research.
9.20.2010: Prof. Rao presents at the ASME 2010 5th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference.
8.27.2010: Dan presents his Ti anodic bonding work at the UCR CCRAA Undergrad. Summer Bridge Program Symp.
8.12.2010: Dan presents his Ti anodic bonding work at the 22nd Annual UCR Summer Research Symposium.
7.31.2010: Prof. Rao presents at the UCR Latinos in Science Summer Camp 2010.
7.26.2010: Dan’s research mentioned in AAAS EurekAlert! - Science News, R&D Magazine Online, Medical News Today, &
NewsRx articles about UCR CCRAA Undergraduate Summer Bridge program.
6.23.2010: Pat presents his Ti-based neuroprostheses work at the 39th Neural Interfaces Conference.
6.06.2010: Cara presents her MEMS-based drug reservoir work at Hilton Head 2010.
6.05.2010: Picture of Clara featured in Riverside Press-Enterprise article on UCR CNSE research. Link
5.28.2010: Titanium deep etch patent application featured in MEMS Investor Weekly Newsletter.
5.28.2010: Nanopatterned stent project featured in invited presentation at ASAIO 56th Annual Conference by Prof.
Robert Keynton, Chair, Professor, & Lutz Endowed Chair of Biomechanical Devices, Department of Bioengineering,
University of Louisville.
4.05.2010: Shannon awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
3.23.2010: Prof. Rao awarded patent for “3-D metal microfabrication process and devices produced thereby” (U.S.
Patent No. 7,682,956).
1.20.2010: Prof. Rao awarded NIH grant entitled “Ultrahigh throughput cellular manipulation via massively parallel
microinjection” in collaboration with Prof. CB Ballas, Indiana University School of Medicine, Division of
10.9.2009: Louis Balderrama (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.
9.24.2009: Daniel Stark (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.
9.24.2009: Shannon Gott (BS ME, Walla Walla University) & Omid Khandan (BS ME, UC Davis) join the BML.
9.08.2009: Clara passes her Qualifying Exam!
9.02.2009: Pat presents his Ti-based neuroprostheses work at the 31st IEEE EMBC.
6.16.2009: Heather Salvador (UCR ME Undergrad) joins the BML.
5.28.2009: Prof. Rao presents Keynote Talk at the 4th UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering Graduate Symposium.
4.24.2009: Prof. Rao presents at the UC Riverside Mechanical Engineering Board of Advisors Meeting.
3.30.2009: Yanyan (Clara) Zhang (MS ME, UCR; BS ME, Zhejiang University) joins the BML.
1.06.2009: Prof. Rao moves from Purdue University and establishes the Biomedical Microdevices Laboratory at UCR.