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Continued Introductions to Faculty and to Library Resources
Start Date: 10/17/2018Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/17/2018End Time: 5:30 PM

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BIOMED Seminar

Continued Introductions to Faculty and to Library Resources

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

Lin Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University

Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian, Engineering, W.W. Hagerty Library, Drexel University

Kumru Kastro, Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences and Biodiversity, W.W. Hagerty Library, Drexel University

Faculty members from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems will provide a brief overview of their respective research areas, research projects, and teams, along with any opportunities that might be available in their respective labs or partner laboratories, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Library Resources, Keeping Current - Researching information in Biomedical Engineering: As new academic research initiatives become increasingly interdisciplinary, it is imperative that science and engineering librarians develop and implement new approaches to the dissemination of library research tools and techniques. At Drexel University, several such initiatives have resulted in collaborative research in areas such as Medical Devices, Engineering Cities, Biomaterials, Neurosciences, and Biosensors, and Tissue Engineering. But what good is information if you do not know how to get it?

The Engineering information landscape is complex and heterogeneous, which demands specialized tools to effectively navigate – This is easily available at your fingertips through Drexel University Libraries! Whether It's the latest journal or conference articles, authoritative handbooks, material property data, patents, or standards we have tools that can surface trustworthy and traceable insights to drive your decision-making.

Faculty and students need to be aware of how to access information from these variety of resources that cover a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. How can emerging technology awareness tools function for faculty and students to keep them updated with new research? It is this knowledge which will empower them to accomplish new research, solve design problems, and contribute in their lifelong learning endeavors.

This presentation highlights important resources available through Drexel University Libraries that students will find very useful in finding information needed for their research projects and assignments.

Dr. Hasan Ayaz is an Associate Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. His research involves understanding the neural mechanisms related to human perceptual, cognitive, and motor functioning with a focus on real-world contexts, utilizing mobile neuroimaging, and deploying neuroengineering approaches for neuroergonomics applications. Dr. Ayaz's research aims to design, develop, and utilize (i.e. to measure->elucidate->enable) next generation brain imaging for neuroergonomic applications over a broad spectrum including aerospace to healthcare. His research has been funded by federal agencies, corporate partners and foundations, and with 200+ publications in international journals and conferences.

Dr. Lin Han is an Assistant Professor in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems.  His research interests focus on exploring the nanoscale structure-property relationships of biomaterials, which aim to provide important insights into the application of disease diagnostics, tissue regeneration and bio-inspired material design.

Jay Bhatt is the Liaison Librarian for Engineering at the Drexel University Libraries. He is responsible for building library collections in engineering subject areas, outreach to faculty and students, and teaching information and research skills to faculty and students in Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and related subject areas. He provides individual and small group consultations to students, instructional sessions to specific classes, online research support in both face to face and distance learning programs, and workshops for specialized research areas. Jay is actively involved with the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. He has published and presented papers extensively in the area of information literacy for engineering students.

Jay was named the Engineering Librarian of the Year by the Engineering Division of the Special Library Association (SLA) in 2017. Jay received the Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished service award from the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2010. In 2016, he was nominated for Drexel University’s Presidential Award for Excellence for Professional Staff. He received the outstanding staff award at the 2016 graduate student Association Awards from the Graduate College at Drexel University and the Exceptional Service Award from Drexel University Libraries in 2014. He was awarded the Learning Partner Award from the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University in 2014. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Staff Mentor Award from the Graduate Student Association of Drexel University. He received IEEE's mentorship award and a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding leadership as the Drexel University IEEE Graduate Students Forum Partnership Coordinator and Student Branch Liaison 2006-2007. In 2003, he received Drexel University's Harold Myers Distinguished Service Award.
Contact Information:
Name: Ken Barbee
Phone: 215-895-1335
Email: barbee@drexel.edu
Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (PISB), Room 120, located on the northeast corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets.
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