News Archives

Dr. Efimov named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 17, 2018
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced on December 11 that it has elected Dr. Igor Efimov to the rank of NAI Fellow.

Johnson & Johnson Vision gives research grant to Dr. Li

December 10, 2018
Dr. Zhenyu Li has received a one year, $151,525 research grant from Johnson & Johnson Vision for “Microfluidic Devices for Evaluating Tear Deposition on Contact Lenses.” 

BME team takes 3rd Place in Pitch George Competition

December 03, 2018
A team from the BME Department took Third Place and a $750 cash prize in the Undergraduate track at this year’s Pitch George Competition, held November 17 in Duques Hall.

Sharon George and Rose Lin receive AHA Fellowships

November 13, 2018

The BME department congratulates postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sharon George and doctoral student Rose Yin, who have both been awarded fellowships from the American Heart Association to study in Dr.


BME celebrates successful 3rd Annual BME Day

November 12, 2018
Mark your calendar for November 5, and join us for the 2018 GW BME Day. Visit the BME Day site to register, submit a poster, and view the day’s full schedule. The BME department welcomed 169 attendees, including 11 prospective doctoral students, to its 3rd Annual BME Day, hosted on November 5.
Dr. Li

Studying Asthma

November 12, 2018
Dr. Li and his research group use micro-and nano-technologies to build medical devices that can be used for biological research or for disease diagnosis. He has made significant breakthroughs in designing “lab-on-a-chip” technologies to diagnose other diseases, and his current project builds on some of these previous successes.

BME doctoral student Hifza Javed works on companion robots for autistic children

November 12, 2018

Research conducted in part by BME doctoral student Hifza Javed was featured in the November 2 New York Magazine article “

Cardialen raises $17m in venture capital to commercialize therapy developed in BME lab

October 15, 2018

Cardialen, a company founded by Dr. Igor Efimov has raised $17 million in Series B funding from venture capital.  Dr.

Drs. Entcheva and Zderic awarded $438K grant from NIH-NIBIB

September 17, 2018

Dr. Emilia Entcheva and Dr.

Dr. Li receives NSF I-Corps grant

July 30, 2018

Dr. Zhenyu Li has received a $50,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant titled “A Cloud-based Wearable ECG Sensor on a Finger Ring.”  Dr.


Student Spotlight: Jaclyn Brennan

June 07, 2018
BME graduate student Jaclyn Brennan launched COMPASS, a professional networking organization for GW graduate students in STEM fields, last fall. COMPASS hosts networking socials, skill-building workshops, and career talks by GW alumni or local professionals.