Mon, 1 November, 2021 10:00am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela Norris, GW Vice Provost for Research

Monday, November 1

10:00 am – 5:30 pm (Reception to follow)

Keynote: 10:20 – 11:50 am

SEH, Lehman Auditorium (and via WebEx)


All SEAS faculty and students are invited to join the Biomedical Engineering Department for its annual BME Day. The day’s events include a keynote from GW Vice Provost for Research Dr. Pamela Norris; guest speaker Dr. Cindy Liu, associate professor and chief medical officer, Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (Department of Environmental and Occupational Health); undergraduate and graduate student presentations; a career panel discussion; and more. Registration is required.


Key Note Speaker: Dr. Pamela Norris

pamela norris

Dr. Norris is the newly appointed vice provost for research at GW. She previously served in roles as the executive dean, the executive associate dean of research, and the associate dean of research and graduate studies in the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science and as the Frederick Tracy Morse Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She joined the faculty at UVA in 1994 after receiving her undergraduate degree from Old Dominion University, her MS and PhD degrees from Georgia Tech, and completing post-doctoral studies at UC Berkeley.  She is recognized globally as a leading expert in nanoscale heat transfer, especially interfacial thermal transport with a focus on thermal management across a range of length scales.   She holds patents for innovative thermal management techniques for jet-blast deflectors as well as for applications of aerogels in areas ranging from biological warfare detection to lab-on-a-chip, to thermal insulation.  She has served as the principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than 45 sponsored research projects representing well over $25 million from DOD, the National Science Foundation, industry, and foundations. Dr. Norris is well-known for her mentoring skills and for her dedication to increasing diversity in the STEM disciplines.  She is also well known for leadership in the field of nanotechnology education.


BME Day Schedule 

10:00 - 10:20 AM

Welcome: Dr. Murray Loew, BME Chair

Wang Fund Fellowship Announcement: Dr. Loew

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: SEAS Dean Dr. John Lach

10:20 - 11:50 AM Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela Norris, GW Vice Provost for Research
11:50 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Guest Speaker: Dr. Cindy Liu, Associate Professor and Chief Medical Officer, GW Antibiotic Resistance Action Center
1:45 - 2:00 PM Introduction: Dr. Victor Krauthamer and the Revised rBME Program
2:00 - 3:00 PM Undergraduate Student Presentations
3:00 - 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:15 PM Graduate Student Presentations
4:15 - 5:30 PM Career Panel Discussion
5:30 - 6:30 PM Reception


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