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Biomedical Engineering Program Coordinator Brings Wealth of Industry and Academic Experience to SU Students

March 5, 2020 12:00 AM
Neil Rothman, Ph.D., the new Program Coordinator and Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Stevenson welcomes Neil Rothman, Ph.D., as the new Program Coordinator and Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He joined the university this spring 2020 semester. In addition to his extensive academic and administrative experience, he brings a wealth of biomedical entrepreneurship and industry experience that will benefit Stevenson students.

Rothman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Stevenson, he served as a Professor and Graduate Program Director for the professional programs in engineering in the College of Engineering and Information Technology at UMBC.

His biomedical industry experience includes three decades in technology development and consulting for companies such as Brainscope Company, Infinite Biomedical Technologies, GE Healthcare, and others.

“Early in my career, I worked on the development of therapeutic devices, such as instruments for orthopedic surgery and systems for resuscitation from cardiac arrest,” Rothman said. “I transitioned to working on diagnostic devices to monitor respiration, run clinical diagnostic tests, and most recently devices that employed the EEG (electroencephalogram or electrical signals from the brain) to diagnose traumatic brain injury and concussion.”

He looks forward to using this extensive experience in engineering, R&D, and product development in the medical device and scientific instrumentation fields to train Stevenson’s Biomedical Engineering students to think creatively, innovate, and solve problems to improve people’s lives.

“Our students have much to look forward to in the coming decades,” he said. “The field of biomedical engineering is expanding at an ever-increasing rate and creating many new career pathways. Our program is designed to prepare them for success in this exciting field.”

 
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