Hit the decks

Our Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science students from the Henry Samueli School of Engineering have been perfecting their design projects all year. Check out what we've been working on.

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Bone Metal Group

Team 1: Bone Metal Group

To explore the limits and applications of the latest developments in materials science.

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Team 2: SiPhox

The undergrad team is dedicated to researching thermal and agitation parameters in the process through large scale and batch testing for SiPhox's cheap to manufacture photonic silicon at home point-of-care device.

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Team 3: Vibrant

VIBRANT aims to facilitate the at-home knee rehabilitation process for both patient and clinician by integrating existing sensors into a wearable device capable of collecting and converting real-time data onto an app designed to improve the evaluation of the patient's progression to recovery.

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Team 4: SNDT

Our novel assessment tool will quantify spatial neglect severity among post-stroke patients, validate proposed therapies, track patient outcomes, and identify networks of Hebbian neuroplasticity for automated personalization of neuromodulation therapies.

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Team 5: NovaShield

Qualitative Percussion Device Reconfiguration for application with ballistic armor efficacy.

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Vena Vitals

Team 6: Vena Vitals

We are a team of Biomedical Engineering students that is developing an ECG for continuous blood pressure monitoring calibration!

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Team 7: Conception

A fully insertable slow-release intrauterine insemination device used to increase the chances of fertilization in women who struggle with infertility.

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Handheld Skin Lesion Imaging

Team 8: Handheld Skin Lesion Imaging

You've got your back covered.

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Vaso Thermo Diagnostics

Team 9: Vaso Thermo Diagnostics

Our team is assessing vascular health by utilizing laser speckle imaging and temperature modulation in a compact, accessible finger clip device. The extracted information can be used to identify peripheral arterial disease development.

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MAX Adapter

Team 10: MAX Adapter

Our design addresses the unique feeding challenges faced by preterm infants in the NICU by having an adapter that creates a single feeding device, allowing for improved nurse workflow and patient safety.

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3D Souls

Team 11: 3D Souls

Run towards the future with the power of customizable midsoles.

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Team 12: Stentacular

Stentacular is working to automate the CAD modeling of braided flow diverter stents for increased design agility and flexibility of a preventive treatment for hemorrhagic strokes.

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Hoag: Bone Fixation

Team 13: Hoag: Bone Fixation

A textured bone plate to prevent the loosening of screws.

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CAD Minnies

Team 14: CAD Minnies

Our team is developing a modular microfluidics interface which will make single-cell analysis more accessible. Separating 'front-end' sample preparation and 'back-end' analytics allows for simple disposable of the back-end chip and efficient reuse of the front-end chip.

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Team 15: Mask-R-Aid

Our Power Air Purified Respirator (PAPR) helps individuals who are required to wear a mask in public settings by offering a powerful air filtration system, AC/heating capabilities, and a revolutionized yet comfortable wearing experience unlike typical cloth and surgical masks.

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AutoTraech T.I.G.E.R.S

Team 16: AutoTraech/T.I.G.E.R.S

AutoTraech is a handheld medical device that performs an emergency tracheal bypass incision. Following the administration of the incision, the cartridge can be safely removed, leaving the base mechanism attached to the patient’s neck. Then, the T.I.G.E.R.S. system can be attached, providing autonomous vacuum and ventilation to the patient.

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NXT Level Hearing

Team 17: NXT Level Hearing

Bring your hearing to the next level.

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Blue Box

Team 18: Blue Box

The Blue Box, a novel non-irradiating, non-invasive, and in-home screening device that detects breast cancer via a human urine sample.

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Team 19: Holocube

We are collaboratively working with SiraMedical to develop an intuitive platform that can generate holograms from CT and MRI images.

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Team 20: NAVEL

Developing a minimally-invasive medical procedure to perform an aortic heart valve replacement!

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Team 21: 3D MicroNAUT

Our project is on 3D OpenFlexure Microscope.

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Applied Aptomers

Team 22: Applied Aptomers

Our device is a low cost, rapid, point of care Covid-19 test.

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Team 23: ReSpatial

A gaming device to assist stroke patients discovering their left sides.

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Ankilo Protections

Team 24: Ankilo Protections

AnKilo Protection, in partnership with Avon Protection, is researching and developing ceramic alloys for protection against high-velocity projectiles.

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Team 25: Feminora

Redesigning the vaginal speculum to bring comfort to patients and convenience to physicians.

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Team 26: Biopulse

Zot Zot.

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Upcoming Events

The Bioengine Industry Networking Night

We will be hosting our winter industry networking night. This will be a networking event that will consist of 2 minute reverse pitches from companies and networking booths to be able to meet and recruit our students after graduation.

Date: February 15, 2021


UCI Applied Innovation (The Cove)

5270 California Ave #100, Irvine, CA 92617

Please direct event questions to:

The Bioengine Team

The Bioengine Biomedical Device Design Symposium

We will be celebrating the culmination of the Biomedical Device Design capstone course at UC Irvine. Join us over food and drinks as the senior design teams showcase their prototypes and compete for a chance to win BioENGINE Fellowships and Capstone Design Awards.

*Note: BioENGINE Fellowship candidates are also eligible for Capstone Design Awards

Date: June 3, 2022


UCI Applied Innovation (The Cove)

5141 California Ave, Suite 200

Please direct event questions to:

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Past Events

Bioengine Unmet Clinical Needs reverse Pitch Night

We will be hosting our kick-off event, the Unmet Clinical Need Reverse Pitch Night. This will be a pitch event where all mentors will pitch their projects to our students who can then match to the project and team of interest.

Date: October 13, 2020



Please direct event questions to:

The Bioengine Team

Learn More about Becoming a Mentor for the BioENGINE Program

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We need your support!

We are seeking old medical equipment to assist our students with design and innovation.

Please direct mentorship and equipment donation questions to:

Dr. Christine King

About the instructors

Dr. William Tang

Dr. William Tang is a Professor at UC Irvine. Dr. Tang is also the Associate Dean for Research at UCI. He research consists of ultra-low-power, high-Q and high-frequency resonators for wireless communications and signal processing, biological fuel cells, and single-cell physiology and engineering. His work experience includes tenure at the Ford Research Laboratory, Ford Microelectronics, Inc. and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He was a DARPA MEMS Program Manager. He is a Member of Technology Advisory Board at Discera, Inc. Dr. Tang served as a Member of the Technical Advisory Board at Virtus Advanced Sensors, Inc. His contributions also encompass the use of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in the automotive industry, including crash sensors for air-bag deployment systems. He holds two patents for automotive accelerometers and has authored more than 40 papers in the MEMS field. Dr. Tang holds a BS, MS and PhD degrees in EECS from the University of California-Berkeley.

Dr. Michelle Khine

Dr. Michelle Khine is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Irvine. She is also the Director of Faculty Innovation at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Dr. Khine received her BS and MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. She was the Scientific Founder of 4 companies: Fluxion Biosciences, Shrink Nanotechnologies, Novoheart, and TinyKicks. Dr. Khine was the recipient of the TR35 Award and named one of Forbes ’10 Revolutionaries’ in 2009 and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the '100 Most Creative People in Business' in 2011. She was awarded the NIH New Innovator's Award, was named a finalist in the World Technology Awards for Materials, and was named by Marie‐Claire magazine as 'Women on Top: Top Scientist'. Dr. Khine also started a novel co-op with her students, “A Hundred Tiny Hands,” and is currently leading the Bioengineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship program, BioENGINE, at UC Irvine.

Dr. Christine King

Dr. Christine King is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine. She received her BS and MS from Manhattan College in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from UC Irvine, where she developed brain-computer interface systems for neurorehabilitation. She was a post-doctorate in the Wireless Health Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a research manager in the Center for SMART Health, where she focused on wireless health monitoring for stroke and pediatric asthma. Her current research is on engineering education.

Dr. Chris Hoo

Dr. Christopher Hoo is a Project Engineer at the Advanced Materials Division at 3M and a Lecturer at UC Irvine. He has spent the last 6 years working in the Aerospace and Defense industries. His areas of expertise include materials characterization and processing, design for manufacturability, new product introduction (NPI), implementation of lean processes, disruptive technology implementation and manufacturing scale up. Dr. Hoo received his BS, MS and PhD degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of California-Irvine.