Duke BME Magazine

The Design Issue | Fall 2018

From the Chair

Dear colleagues and friends,

In Duke BME, we believe our program must constantly evolve and improve in ways that best serve a global society. We aim to meet this goal by training the next generation of engineers through an immersive, design-focused education that challenges them to create practical solutions to issues we face across the spectrum of medicine.

In this issue of Duke BME Magazine, we explore different aspects of our expanding curriculum, from the creation of a two-semester medical device design course to the global impact of projects that originated in Duke BME.

An education centered on design is a signature of the BME department at Duke, and we hope that you enjoy reading about the efforts of our outstanding faculty and students to create innovative solutions that serve our global community.

Ashutosh ChilkotiAshutosh Chilkoti
Duke Biomedical Engineering

Matt Brown discusses the design of the dials used in the endoscopy tool.

A Year of Real-World Design

Centered on collaboration with Duke Medicine clinicians, Duke BME's re-imagined design course challenges students to design solutions to real patients' problems

BME Design Fellows Deepthi Nacharaju and Gregory Goldman work on various projects during their internship at Blur Product Development in Research Triangle Park

A Path for Post-Grad Success

An industry-focused BME Design Fellowship prepares students for jobs after graduation

A poster from Mike Lynch's design course, where one student team attempted to create a depot to release drugs to treat tuberculosis.

From Cell Cultures to Mass Markets

Mike Lynch's design course adds an entrepreneurial flair to the standard design formula

The Pratt Pouch preserves antiretroviral medications for up to 12 months. The novel medicine packaging method has received wide acclaim, including recognition from WHO and USAID.

Design on a Global Scale

From Uganda to Guatemala, Duke BME design projects make an impact that extends beyond the classroom

Additional Stories

A Prototype Becomes a Paradigm

Duke Engineering's new design course challenges first-year students to create solutions to real-world problems

A Showcase for BME Design

Student designs take center stage at the BME biannual event

Eric Richardson: Creating New Opportunities through Engineering Design

Duke BME's newest faculty member discusses new projects and perspectives he'll bring to the student design experience

Past Issues

Spring 2018

An Old Space for New Ideas

The BRiDGE initiative for faculty, alumni and student startups opens in downtown Durham

Innovative Scholars

An overview of faculty startups in Duke BME

A New Class of Entrepreneur

Students and researchers tackle new challenges through their own startups

Fall 2017

Engineering a New Narrative

Duke biomedical engineers are creating unique tools geared toward women's health to address global health disparities

Collaborating Across Continents

Duke BME professors challenge students to design Solutions with global communities in mind

Five Days of Fieldwork

BME students test a diagnostic tool in Liberia