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Seminar - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Date: October 5, 2007
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Matheson Hall, Room: 109

Peter Lelkes, Ph.D.
Calhoun Professor of Cellular Tissue Engineering,
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems

Wei Sun, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics,
College of Engineering

The first BIOMED Faculty Group Seminar of the Fall term is on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. The faculty panel will include two speakers. Dr. Peter I. Lelkes, Calhoun Professor of Cellular Tissue Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, will elaborate on the multiple, Intramural and Extramural Global Activities of the “Laboratory of Cellular Tissue Engineering.” Dr. Wei Sun, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, will speak on “Biomanufacturing” as an important interdisciplinary platform technology for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Faculty group seminars serve as a forum for exchange of ideas and cross-fertilization of research interests in emerging directions.

The Biomed seminar will be followed by a reception @ 5pm for faculty/staff introductions with our students in a social setting.

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Dr. Peter Lelkes
1967 - 1974 Technical University (RWTH), Aachen, West Germany , Physics and Biophysics.
1974 M.Sc. Biophysics, Thesis: Optical properties of excitable membranes.
1974 - 1977 Nuclear Research Center (KFA), Juelich, West Germany. Cell Biology, membrane biophysics.
1977 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) Thesis: Pressure and volume regulation by water and ion fluxes in Valonia utricularis.

Positions and Honours:
1981 - 1983 Scientist, Dept. Membrane Research, Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth, Israel.
1983 - 1988 Visiting Associate/Scientist, Lab oratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, NIADDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
1988 - 1991 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, Milwaukee, WI.
1991 - 1993 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI.
1993 - 2000 Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI.
1997-1998 Lady Davis Visiting Professorship, Hebrew University , Jerusalem
2000 - present Calhoun Chair Professor for Cellular Tissue Engineering, Drexel University , Philadelphia.

Other Honors and Professional Membership:
1984 -1988 Edison Engineering Program, General Electric Company.
1989 - present IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS).
1990 - 1994 Undergraduate Academic Coaching Fellowship, UPENN.
1994 - 1996 William Fontaine Fellowship, UPENN.
1994 - 1996 NIH Pre-doctoral Traineeship, UPENN.
1997 National Society of Black Engineers Outstanding Achievement, UPENN.
1997 Lance R. Collins Award, Black Graduate & Professional Student Assoc, UPENN.
1999 - present ASME Bioengineering Division.

Dr. Wei Sun
Wei Sun is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, with an affiliated appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems at Drexel University. His areas of research include Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, Biomanufacturing and Bioprinting, CAD/CAM and Solid Freeform Fabrication. He has published over 200 technical articles, 10 patents issued and pending, and has given over 80 invited national and international presentations. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Biomanufacturing Technical Committee in Manufacturing Engineering Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), the Section Editor for Tissue Engineering for Journal of American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO), and the Members of Editorial Board for Journal of Recent Patent in Engineering, Journal of Computer-Aided Design & Application (CAD&A), and International Journal of Service Operations & Informatics (IJSOI). He also serves on proposal reviews and panelist for NSF, NIH, Chinese Natural National Science Foundation, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Canada Science & Engineering Research Council, Singapore Science & Engineering Research Council, and IndoUS Science and Technology Forum.

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