Strong Advisory Board
The department is supported by a very strong advisory board consisting of both International and national members. They help in critical decisions making, choosing the direction and to keep the department on track for the future.
50 members from top universities across the world including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Cambridge and NUS help set Global Standards. One of our IAB members is
Over 60 top executives from leading corporate institutions constantly interact with faculty and students to help in formulating academics and research. A few of them are:
Alliances with Sister Medical Institutions
The department, with a lot of interdisciplinary scope, is on good bonding with hospitals, industry and other academia. The department always works in hand with the sister institutions, SRM Medical College and Hospitals.
The Group of SRM Hospitals is listed as follows:
SRM Medical Hospital is a 1000-bed hospital housing a wide spectrum of medical specialties and subspecialties, which aims at providing total health care and health protection with its world class infrastructure, experienced doctors and nurses, state of art equipment, patient care personnel who work round the clock to provide the highest standards of medical care.
The department has signed memorandum of understanding with IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research), Kalpakkam and Bharath Scans Pvt Ltd, Chennai. The department does a lot of R &D activities in collaboration with them.
Biomedical Industry Collaboration
The department has a very sound partnership with industry .There are about twenty industrial partners that include MNCs like Johnson & Johnson Medicals, Philips, GE Health Care, BD Medicals, Radiometer, Transasia, St.Jude, Zimmer etc. The departments ‘interaction with industry was demonstrated during Bioyantra 2012 and MED Expo, a national level workshop (September 2012) that witnessed a lot of industry turning up to showcase their knowledge and interest in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
Socially Relevant Rural Health Screening Camps
The department has the unique feature of associating in R&D work with its sister institutions, SRM Medical College and Hospitals, that are very much in the same campus. This paves way for creating hands on experience in both academic and R &D wing of the department. This alliance has also aided in materializing social welfare and community development activities. A number of Public screening medical camps for Osteoporosis, Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular diseases have been successfully arranged. These camps basically focus on health screenings for the public living in and around Potheri village. The following are a few of them.
Students of the department are immensely encouraged to come up with interdisciplinary and socially relevant projects. They are inspired to present their project findings in International conferences and publish their work in indexed IEEE explorer. Many student projects have won awards & sponsorship. To mention a few of them:
Screening camp in Indian Science Congress January 2011
Students of the department conducted a Medical Screening camp during Indian Science Congress meet, SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University), January 2011. Around 400 participants and public were screened for basic parameters like blood sugar using glucometer, blood pressure using automatic sphygmomanometer, Lung function test using spirometer, etc. Clippings of the camp are shown below.
The department is equipped with latest software tools in biomechanics namely:
Using these software tools students work in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) which are major areas of research interest.