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A Biomedical Engineering Technology Concentration in an Engineering Technology Program

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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August 28, 2016





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Biomedical Division Poster Session

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Vladimir Genis Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Dr. Vladimir Genis - Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering, has taught and developed graduate and undergraduate courses in physics, electronics, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, nondestructive testing, and acoustics. His research interests include ultrasound wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound imaging, nondestructive testing, biomedical engineering, electronic instrumentation, piezoelectric transducers, and engineering education. Results of his research work were published in scientific journals and presented at the national and international conferences. Dr. Genis has five US patents. As a member of a supervising team, he worked on the development of the curriculum for the “Partnership for Innovation in Nanobiotechnology Education” program.

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Lunal Khuon Drexel University (Eng. Tech.)

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Dr. Lunal Khuon is an Associate Clinical Professor at Drexel University in the Engineering Technology (ET) Department. He also serves as the Director of Research for the ET Department as well as oversees the Biomedical Engineering Technology concentration. Prior to Drexel, Dr. Khuon had previously held design and system positions at Texas Instruments, Motorola, Hughes, and IBM and faculty positions as an Assistant Professor at Villanova University and Delaware State University and an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are in radio frequency and analog integrated circuit design, embedded systems, biomedical electronics, and engineering education. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

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This paper describes in detail ******Biomedical Engineering Technology (BET) concentration within the context of an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology (ET), including capstone experience on various biomedical technology topics and the specifics of one core BET course. The BET concentration is one of four concentrations available through ****** ET program that is offered by the ET Department in the College of Engineering. The other three concentrations are Electrical Engineering Technology (EET), Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET), and Industrial Engineering Technology (IET). The BET concentration has a focus on the practice of medical equipment operation and support in the clinical environment and therefore helps reduce the gap between demand and supply of qualified biomedical engineering technologists. Its development was based on our experience, the program objectives, recommendations made by members of the ET Industrial Advisory Committee, consultations with the faculty and administrators of ****** Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and support by the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Genis, V., & Khuon, L. (2016, June), A Biomedical Engineering Technology Concentration in an Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26253

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