Engineering innovation in biomedical nanotechnology

Eniko T. Enikov, Zoltán Szabó, Rein Anton, Jesse Skoch, Whitney Sheen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations


The objective of this National Science Foundation (NSF)- funded undergraduate engineering training project is to introduce nanoscale science and engineering through an innovative use of a technical elective sophomore-level mechatronics course, followed by an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-mandated senior-level engineering capstone design project. A unique partnership between University of Arizona's department of surgery, its neurosurgical division, and the College of Engineering presents a creative environment, where medical residents serve as mentors for undergraduate engineering students in developing product ideas enabled by nanotechnology. Examples include: a smart ventricular peritoneal (VP) shunt with flow-sensing; a bio-resorbable inflatable stent for drug delivery, and a hand-held non-invasive eye tonometer. Results from the first year of the student projects, as well as qualitative assessment of their experience, is presented. Several institutional challenges were also identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducation and Globalization
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857427
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015 - Houston, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2015Nov 19 2015

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)


OtherASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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