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7:45 AM- 8:30 AM

8:30 AM- 8:35 AM

8:35 AM- 8:40AM

8:40 AM- 9:20 AM

9:20 AM- 10:00 AM


Conference Opening - Yun Wang, Ph.D., BME Advisor; Lin Jiang, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor; Maya Papez, BMES president; Naenedy Lopez, BMES VP of Conference

Welcome - Alessandro Bellofiore, Ph.D., BME Department Chair

Plenary Speaker 1 - Félix Vega - Application of the 3 R's: Sustainability in Nonclinical Research

Break; Sponsor Exhibits and Student Poster Sessions

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM

11:05 AM - 11:35 PM

Parallel Session 1A -  Sustainability in Healthcare Fields

Parallel Session 1B -

Sustainability Across Different Sectors

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch; Sponsor Exhibits and Student Poster Sessions

1:35 PM- 2:05PM

Industry Panel - Moderator:  Lin Jiang, Ph.D.; Panelists: Derrick RichardsonScott Tredennick, Xina Quan, Ph.D.  Topic: Opportunities for Sustainable Engineering in Industry


Neeta Mhatre - 3 Pillars of Sustainability

Derrick Richardson -  Project Management as a Driver of Organizational and Societal Sustainability

Ross Hannibal - Sustainability meets Oncology

Tejas Sathe, M.D. - Improving Sustainability in the Operating Room

Plenary Speaker 2 - Rob Chase - Sustainability and Medical Devices

10:00 AM- 10:30 AM

11:35 PM - 12:05 PM

Ling Zhou, Ph.D.Sustainable Disinfection with UVC LEDs

Toby Stopper -  The Role of Design in Surgical Robotics

Student Panel - Moderator:  Naenedy Lopez; Panelists:  Maya Papez, Donna Abido, Nejra Mujkanovic, Pradeep Kumar Rajkumar
 Topic: What I Wish I Knew**

Parallel Session 2A -

Sustainable Sterilization and Packaging

Parallel Session 2B -  

Sustainable Design & Manufacturing Practices

2:05 PM- 2:35 PM

Larry Nichols - Sterilization Methods & Overview

Egbe-Etu Etu, Ph.D. - Data Sustainability in Healthcare

Maximilien Launey, Ph.D. - Considerations on tension-tension fatigue of Nitinol

Xina Quan, Ph.D - Design Considerations for a Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor

Break; Sponsor Exhibits and Student Poster Sessions

2:35 PM- 3:00 PM

3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

5:00 PM- 5:05 PM

Conference closing - Sheryl Ehrman, Ph.D., Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Dean


Student Union Ballroom

Meeting Room 1

Student Union Ballroom

Meeting Room 1

5:05 PM- 5:30 PM

Prospective Student Poster Session **

** Free admission, no registration required

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