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    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

    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

    More information about this initiative can be found at the web site

    For personal inquires about the specialization and financial aid
    opportunities please contact:
    At the Cleveland Clinic: Dr. Brian Davis (
    At Cleveland State University Prof. Orhan Talu (

    Regards, Brian Davis