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 September 1, 2010

RCBU Member Dan Phillips to Head New BME Program at RIT

RCBU member Dan Phillips, Ph.D., has been selected to head the new biomedical engineering program in the RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering. This new five-year program allows students to earn a B.S. degree in biomedical engineering; the inaugural class of about 40 students will begin this fall. Students take courses in biomedical engineering, science, mathematics, technical and free electives. An important aspect of the curriculum is the incorporation of a total of a year of flexible cooperative employment starting in the third year of the five-year program.

Plans are underway to begin construction of a new building, which will house both the biomedical engineering and chemical engineering programs as well as provide much needed classrooms and research space for the campus as a whole. Dr. Phillips is a long-time member of the RCBU. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester, where he studied with Professor Kevin Parker, dean emeritus of the UR Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and past director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU).