Student Awards

2013

2013 Biosensors & Bioelectronics Conference
Best Poster award
In vivo General Trends, Filtration and Toxicity of Nanoparticles by Grant Hartung, who worked for his research with Prof. G.A. Mansoori on and received the best poster award during the conference for his paper; published in the Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 1000113 (2013) as an open-access paper at: http://www.scitechnol.com/2324-8777/2324-8777-2-113.pdf.

2012

2012 UIC College of Medicine Research
Gold Medal First Prize
Predictive Modeling and Biomechanical Microengineering of Stem Cells to Enhance Differentiation by Amit Paul, David Franz, Sumaira Yahya, Shan Sun, and Michael Cho (advisor)
VisWeek 2012 Seattle WA, USA
Best Poster Honorable Mention for SciVis 2012
Whole-Brain Vascular Reconstruction, Simulation, and Visualization by Thomas Marrinan, Ian Gould, Chih-Yang Hsu & Andreas Linninger (advisor)
OMTEC 2012
Posters and Technical Presentations
Development of a Lumbar Spine Model Directly from CT Scan. by Mell, Steven, Kevin Weitzer, Scott Franz & Prince Onyeise & Raghu Natarajan, Ph.D. (Senior Design Project Sponsor)

Development of Material Testing Apparatus for In Vitro Biomechanical Testing of Rodent Spines under Combined Loads. by Zelenakova Julia, MS, Havey Robert, BS, Voronov Leonard, MD, PhD , Andrew Lee, BS & Patwardhan Avinash, PhD
International Anesthesia Research Society
1st place in Kosaka Awards & Best in Category for poster
Interpatient Variability in Intrathecal Drug Distribution: Cerebrospinal Fluid Pulsatile Magnitude, Frequency, Solution Baricity, and Toxicity Risks by Ying Hsu & Andreas Linninger (advisor)
Annual Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Program
2nd Place in Outstanding Research Award in Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Lineage Dependant Biomechanical Remodeling of Stem Cells During Differentiation by Amit Paul, Sumaira Yahya, along with mentors Drs. Shan Sun and Michael Cho
Mimics Innovation Awards 2012
2nd place in Innovations in computer aided engineering category
Personalized gene silencing therapies in the human central nervous system by Ying Hsu, Ashty Karim, Madhawa Hettiarachchi, Andreas Linninger (advisor)
Advanced Study Institute on Global Healthcare Challenges in Turkey on July, 2012
Distinguished PhD Student speaker
Micro-scale Technology: A Cosset for Microfluidic-Based Axonal Neurobiology by Hugo Caicedo, Scott Brady (advisor)
2012 UIC Engineering Expo
Sara Lee Award for Environmental and Human Sustainability
Treating Lower Respiratory Infections in Developing Countries with Mechanically-Powered Nebulizers. by Aimee Bobko, Amber Langston, Alexandra Rybczynska, John Hetling (advisor)
2012 Spring Symposium & student research conference in STEM
1st place in Bioengineering Oral Presenation (graduate level)
Open-top compartmentalized cell culture chamber for the study of axonal transport in neurons by Hugo Caicedo, Tuklika Sarma, Gustavo Pigino and Scott Brady(Advisor)
2012 Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium
Top Poster Presentation
Mechanically Powered Nebulizers for the Treatment of Respiratory Diseases in the Developing World by Aimee Bobko, Amber Langston, Alexandra Rybczynska, John Hetling (advisor)
2012 Spring Symposium & student research conference in STEM
1st place in Engineering Category
Induction of hydrocephalus in Rats and a Novel Treatment Method by Bhargav Desai, Sukhraaj Basati, Andreas Linninger (advisor)
2012 Spring Symposium & student research conference in STEM
2nd place in Engineering Category
Medical simulations of intrathecal morphine for Pain control and management by Jaimie Stewart, Ying Hsu, Andreas Linninger(advisor)

2011

2011 UIC Student Research Forum
2nd place - Physical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science category
Treating lower respiratory infections in developing countries using mechanically powered nebulizers by Aimee Bobko, Amber Langston, Alexandra Rybczynska, Amanda Vicich, John Hetling (advisor)
2011 Global Health Technology National Design Competition
Best Poster award
Treating lower respiratory infections in developing countries using mechanically powered nebulizers by Aimee Bobko, Amber Langston, Alexandra Rybczynska, Amanda Vicich, John Hetling (advisor)
Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS)
1st place - Best Presentation award
Treating lower respiratory infections in developing countries using mechanically powered nebulizers by Aimee Bobko, Amber Langston, Alexandra Rybczynska, Amanda Vicich, John Hetling (advisor)
Midwest Biomedical Engineering Career Conference (MBECC)
1st place - Top Poster award
Pharmacokinetic Scaling and Discovery of In Vivo Drug Distribution Mechanisms with a Novel Whole-Body Physiologically-Based Modeling Framework by Cierra Hall, Eric Lueshen, Martina Heitzig, Andreas Linninger (advisor)

2nd place - Top Poster award
Matrix-Metalloproteinase-2-mediated Drug Release from Poly(ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Hydrogels by Amy E. Ross, Mary Tang, Bao-Shiang Lee, Richard A Gemeinhart (advisor)
Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC)
1st place - Best Presentation award
Novel Contact Lens Electrode Array for Multi-electrode Electroretinography (meERG) by Ashley N. Selner, Tamas Ban, Justin Williams, Sanitta Thongpang, John Hetling (advisor)
 
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