University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering




Melissa Corley

WHAT: A new, $7.6 million, 7,400-square-foot wing of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, built to house the rapidly growing Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering, will be unveiled.

Highlights of the new space include:

  • Two named wet labs plus additional lab space available for future faculty
  • Labs in the new wing are equipped with autoclaves, coldrooms, freezers, biological hoods, and more
  • A new office suite that serves as the main office of the department and includes five offices for faculty and staff, plus meeting and cubicle space
  • The new wing adjoins the FabLab of the Maryland NanoCenter
  • Construction on the new wing began in August of 2006 and the department moved in December 2007
  • Full fact sheet on the new wing available online.

WHO: Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include University of Maryland Provost Nariman Farvardin, Clark School Interim Dean Herbert Rabin and Fischell Department Chair William Bentley, as well as Robert E. Fischell and two of his sons, Scott and David.

WHEN: Friday, April 11, 2008
**This event is a part of the 2nd Annual Fischell Festival of Bioengineering**
Detailed agenda available online.

WHERE: Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, 2nd Floor, West Corridor
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742


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Click on the image below for a downloadable hi-res version.

Yu Chen in Lab
(Photo Credit: Al Santos)

Above: Prof. Yu "Tim" Chen with students in his Biophotonics Imaging Lab in the new bioengineering wing of the Kim Engineering Building.


Related Advisories

New Wing Fact Sheet

Fischell Festival

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