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Brian Davis
02-02-1998, 06:53 AM
The Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University (CSU), together
with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic is
starting a new specialization within the existing interdisciplinary Doctor of
Engineering program at CSU. The area of specialization is "applied medical
engineering", and the focus is on doctoral students who wish to work in the
areas of medical device and/or software development, or desire a medical
engineering career in industry.

Part of the rationale for this track is the following:
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and
and Institutes of Medicine has a Committee on Science, Engineering and Public
Policy that recently compiled a report stating that only one-third of new Ph.D's
are expected to enter the academic tenure system. The report also states that
present Ph.D graduates are too specialized for working in a non-academic
environment. In parallel with this, Cleveland State University has historically
focused on the needs of students who are concurrently working in industry,
or who wish to follow a career in industry.

Students for the new specialization will be admitted this coming Fall 1998
semester. It is expected that they will have BS and/or MS degrees in
engineering prior to being admitted into the program. (Students from other
disciplines will be required to take courses according to their individual
background prior to regular admission.) The "applied medical engineering"
specialization involves high level engineering mathematics courses, applied
medical engineering courses (including, for instance, Biomaterials/Tissue
Engineering, Medical device design, etc.), life science course(s), and various
electives.

It is anticipated that the students in this program will perform research
at the Cleveland Clinic and/or CSU facilities depending on the specific
research project. The CCF and CSU campuses are 10 minutes driving distance
apart, and on a well-utilized and frequent city bus route.

The faculty involved are listed at the web site
http://www.csuohio.edu/chemical_engineering/faculty.html#CCF

More information about this initiative can be found at the web site
http://www.csuohio.edu/chemical_engineering/ccf-csu_collaborative_efforts.html

For personal inquires about the specialization and financial aid
opportunities please contact:
At the Cleveland Clinic: Dr. Brian Davis (davis@bme.ri.ccf.org)
At Cleveland State University Prof. Orhan Talu (talu@csvax.csuohio.edu)


Regards, Brian Davis