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Fischell, Robert E.

Fischell, Robert E.

Professor of Practice
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
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Waging War on Metastatic Cancer

BIOE Professor Xiaoming He and his research team take a new approach to understand why cancers spread.

Jewell Named 2021 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne

BIOE professor will collaborate on vaccine technologies at Peter Doherty Institute for Infection & Immunity 

A New Focus on Light

UMD researchers develop technique to focus light beyond the diffraction limit - a breakthrough for optics

New MS Treatment Approach Taps Skin’s Immune Cells

BIOE postdoc Robert “Smitty” Oakes awarded $600K Veterans Affairs grant for multiple sclerosis research

UMD Launches Biocomputational Engineering Degree Program

New undergraduate degree merges biology, data science, and computer programming

Striking Up an Innovative Idea

Researchers’ Revamped Electronic Home Plate Adds Automation, Accuracy to Game.

Researchers Aim to Sterilize N95 Masks for Reuse

Researchers working around the clock to ease the impact of supply shortages on hospitals, care facilities

2020 Dean's Doctoral Student Research Awards

The competition recognizes distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Rapidly evolving ‘smart marble’ sensors hold promise for monitoring pharmaceutical industry bioreactors and beyond

Size of the neutrally buoyant bPods has dropped from ‘baseball’ to ‘golf ball’ to ‘cherry’ in just three years.

Scarcelli Applies NSF CAREER Award to Study Embryonic Development

BIOE associate professor to develop imaging technology to study how biological cells grow into complex tissues.

Call for Pediatric Medical Device Pitches Focused on COVID-19

FDA grant and gift from entrepreneur provide $250K in awards

Aerosol Containment Chamber to Make COVID-19 Intubations Safer

Researchers aim to prevent disease spread during endotracheal intubation procedures for COVID-19 patients.

BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel Projects

BIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.

UMD Researchers Tap CRISPR Technology to Connect Biology, Electronics

Potential application for complex electronics highlighted in Nature Communications

Researchers Design Mobile COVID-19 Testing Booths

Fischell Institute, Mechanical Engineering researchers designed a rapid deployment COVID-19 testing booth.

BIOE Students & Alumni Named NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Six members of the BIOE community recieve the prestigious award this year.

Researchers Develop Rapid Deployment Mask

Fischell Institute designs DIY-style mask with better filtration than cloth masks.

Researchers Work to Develop Custom Conformal N95 Respirators

Researchers are working to address the critical supply of N95 respirators resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.

In Race With Virus, Researchers Speed Development of Medical Equipment

Bioengineers, Terrapin Works producing new respirator and ventilator designs.

NCC-PDI, MedTech Innovator Accepting Pitches for 2020 Competition

Applications are open now for the March 23 first round pitch event.

Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New Research

AMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.

Accepting Applications for Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship

The Institute is accepting applications for the MPowering the State Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship.

UMD Researchers Develop Technique to Advance Cell-Based Systems

Autonomous coordination of cell subpopulations highlighted in Nature Communications.

Ghodssi Receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The award recognizes exceptionally influential research accomplishments by Clark School faculty.

Scarcelli Receives Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

BIOE assistant professor recognized for optics research.

Taking Aim at Blood Infections

Researchers develop micro-scale device to analyze bacteria in human blood using single-cell Raman spectrometry

Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

UMD researchers developed a technique to drive teams of bacteria to work together autonomously.

Making “Smart” Cells Smarter

UMD researchers developed a technique to drive teams of bacteria to work together autonomously.

Jewell Named Presidential Early Career Award Recipient

BIOE associate professor and associate chair recognized for immune engineering research and STEM outreach.

Jewell Lab Awarded Two NIH R01 Bioengineering Research Grants

BIOE Associate Professor Christopher Jewell now backed by four active NIH R01 grants.

Examining Microbiology from New Heights

UMD senior working with Fischell Institute to further study of atmospheric microbiology

NCC-PDI awards $50K to Device Innovators

National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation hosts annual pitch competition at the University of Maryland

Clyne, Jewell Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

BIOE faculty awarded one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical/biological engineer.

Study Outlines Targeted Treatment Option for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Research team explores nanotechnology-based therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancer.

State and University Officials Celebrate Launch of Biomedical Device Institute

University of Maryland establishes Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices to propel advancements in human health.

FDA Awards $5 Million to Pediatric Device Consortium

National Capital Consortium co-led by Children's National and University of Maryland

Jewell Named AIChE 2018 NSEF Young Investigator, Owens Corning Recipient

BIOE associate professor recognized for research at interface of immunology and engineering.

Bridging the Gap between Microelectronics, Biological Systems

UMD researchers receive $1.5 M NSF grant to develop first-of-kind bioelectronics.

New Findings Demonstrate How the Food We Eat Affects Biochemical Signals in the Gut

Research collaboration sheds light on bacteria response to sugar metabolism

UMD Researchers Point to Future of Engineered Immune Tissues

Jewell Lab review article featured as Nature Materials cover story.

Gemstone Team Investigates New Techniques to Treat Burns

Gemstone Honors group explores biocompatible hydrogel fabrication for use at point of care.

UMD Celebrates Invention of Year Winners, Ventures, and Partnerships at 'Innovate Maryland'

An electric vehicle charger innovation takes home top honors for Invention of Year.

Fischell Institute Now Accepting Fellowship Applications

Clark School seniors encouraged to apply for Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship by Feb. 28.

New microsystems detect, treat bacterial biofilms that cause post-operative infections

'Flexible impedance sensor' can fit inside urinary catheters, monitor and treat biofilms.

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut

Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections.

Government, Industry, Academia Representatives Collaborate to Advance Medical Device Innovation in Maryland

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, RTI International draw capacity crowd to March 7th event.

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes

System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.

Bentley Named Distinguished University Professor

Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering founding chair recognized with university's highest academic honor conferred upon faculty.

Four Clark School Professors Named Distinguished University Professor

In 2016, four of the 10 Distinguished University Professors named by the University of Maryland are Clark School professors.

White Named University of Maryland 2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year

BIOE associate chair and director of undergraduate studies honored during 21st Annual Undergraduate Studies Advising Conference.

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More

Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation.

BioE Researchers Develop Nano-guided Cell Networks as Conveyors of Molecular Communication

BioE Professor and Founding Chair William Bentley’s research group publishes Nature Communications paper.

Fisher Named Chair of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering

Dr. John P. Fisher to succeed Dr. William E. Bentley as department chair, effective Jan. 4, 2016.

Sensing Drugged Driving: Fischell Researchers Receive SBIR for Roadside Drug Test

Diagnostic anSERS Inc. awarded $150,000 NSF grant to develop paper-based test to identify drivers under the influence of illegal drugs.

A New Era in Human Health Innovation

A. James Clark Hall made possible in part by the generosity of two benefactors.

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

Hu, Leite Named Outstanding Engineer and Scientist of the Year (VIDEO)

Materials Science professors receive awards from the Md. Academy of Sciences and Md. Science Center.

BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and More

Students' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.

Regulatory Science Competition Winners Present Concepts to FDA

UMD and UR competition winners present competition concepts to the FDA.

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair

University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

Six graduate students participating in UMD-Trento research exchange

The program is part of a broad partnership between Maryland and Trento, Italy.

White, Kofinas, and Chung Honored at Commencement

Bioengineering faculty and staff receive awards at December 22 ceremony.

Fischell Department of Bioengineering to Host 7th Fischell Festival

Annual event invites everyone to learn more about biomedical engineering.

M-CERSI Day Highlights Regulatory Science

Second annual showcase event held by University of Maryland's Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation.

Bentley Elected ACS Fellow

BioE chair recognized for research and service.

Seven Clark School Students Win NSF Research Fellowships

Students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for excellence in engineering.

Maryland Exchange with Italian University Boosts Research on Artificial Cells

Bioengineering grad student part of international effort to use messages sent by synthetic cells to guide natural cell activity.

Diagnostic anSERS Takes 3rd and UMD Prize at Cupid's Cup Finals

Startup wins $10,000, plans to scale up manufacturing.

Diagnostic anSERS Heads to Cupid's Cup Finals

Printed sensors team to vie for $70,000 in April.

Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy Technologies

Publication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.

Diagnostic anSERS Pitches Dingman...and Wins!

BioE startup company wins funding for paper-based sensor product.

Choi Named 2012 Fischell Fellow

Bioengineering graduate student studies imaging, simulations.

Tackling Head Injuries

Bioengineering team has created device that could prevent concussions.

FDA Leaders, Industry Call for Major Strides in Regulatory Science at UM CERSI Day

Over 150 government, industry, academic representatives attend new center's showcase event.

UM $75K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Clark School teams win alumni category, Warren Citrin Social Impact Award.

Trento Funds Collaborative International Projects

Partnership will support joint research in solar power, cell-based systems and ultra low-power systems.

Preventing Costly, Life-Threatening Catheter Infections

Deutsch Foundation-sponsored Clark School research offers multi-pronged attack on major medical problem.

Bacteria Programmed to Re-Create UMD Logo

Feat part of larger body of Clark School research into preventing infections.

FDA Awards UM a New Center for Regulatory Science

Center will pilot ways universities can help improve how drugs and medical devices are evaluated.

Professors Recognized for Exemplary Scholarship, Research

Bentley, Payne receive USM Regents' Awards for nano-bio device work.

Fischell Shows Students How to Succeed in Biomedical Device Design

Inventor discusses new technology, entrepreneurship, personal philosophy.

Engineers Re-Tool for Growing BioE Market

New flexible master's program offers working professionals entrance to high-demand discipline.

BioE Hosts Teachers in NSF-Sponsored Program

Summer workshop will improve K-12 engineering, math education.

2010 Fischell Festival Recap, Video Now Online

Watch surgery and learn about entrepreneurship, senior design projects, and research.

UM $75K Biz Plan Competition Winners Announced

Speech software from Clark School's Espy-Wilson wins top prize, Citrin Award.

Fischell to Speak Thursday

Biomedical device inventor, Clark School benefactor to deliver entrepreneurial lecture.

Fischell Festival Video Now Online

See seminars, lectures, surgery, design projects, and more!

And $75K in Prizes Goes to…

High-capacity battery, Third World micro-power grids, other business plan winners.

Bioengineering Holds 3rd Annual Fischell Festival

Guests see endoscopic cardiothoracic procedure; 2009 Fischell Fellow announced.

Sweet Named 2009 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student developing oral chemotherapy drug delivery system.

Fischell, Alumni to Be Honored

Gala to recognize bioengineering benefactor, Chan-Mo Park and Anh Duong.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Six winners were selected from eight finalist teams.

Ghodssi Named Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor

Reza Ghodssi is recognized for sustained and influential scientific and scholarly work.

Alumnus, Inventor, Benefactor...Opera Singer?

Fischell to appear in Pirates of Penzance.

Dandin Named 2008 Fischell Fellow

BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor.

New Bioengineering Wing Unveiled

$7.6M, 7,400-square-foot addition to Kim Building serves as new department home.

New Advance in Biochip Research

Microfactories for drug research are one step closer to reality.

You're Invited: Fischell Festival April 10-11

Event to highlight advances in medical imaging, new bioengineering wing.

Company to Utilize Kofinas's, Janiak's Technology

Link Plus BioTech, Inc. also names Kofinas CTO.

Deutsch Named Professor of the Practice

RWD Technologies founder recognized for career, support of USM.

Greer Receives NSF Funding for Ethics Courses

Program expands training for students, faculty in engineering and sciences.

Bentley Named Fischell Distinguished Professor

Professorship, part of Fischell endowment, recognizes scientific and scholarly work.

You're Invited: May 3 Fischell Festival

Event to highlight how engineers can improve life for millions of people.

Fischell Addresses Freshman in "Dialogue"

Bioengineering benefactor lectures on "Engineering for Humanity, Fun and Profit."

Prestigious NAE Induction for Griffin, Baecher

Michael Griffin and Gregory Baecher receive National Academy of Engineering honor.

Kim Building to Expand for Bioengineering

Kim Building addition will house the new Fischell bioengineering program.

Improving Life for Millions of People

Clark School benefactor Robert E. Fischell and his family have donated $31 million to establish a bioengineering department and create an institute for biomedical devices.

Clark School Accomplishments in Fall 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Fall 2002, with an introduction by Dean Nariman Farvardin.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002

Dr. Robert E. Fischell to be twentieth inductee to the Innovation Hall of Fame.

Dr. Robert E. Fischell, a prolific inventor with nearly 200 U.S. and international patents in his name, will be the twentieth inductee to the Innovation Hall of Fame.