The Department of Biomedical Engineering was started in the year 2005 offering a B.E degree in Biomedical Engineering. The department was recognised as a research centre in 2011 and offers Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering. It also offers a Master of Engineering degree in Medical Electronics, since 2014. The department now has a total of 14 faculty members with 10 Ph.D. holders and 4 pursuing Ph.D. The department has a total strength of 200 students, from diverse economic strata, willing to deliver their best, for the welfare of the society.
The Mission of the department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics while serving the society by conducting research that develops quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health. At the same time to catalyze interactions between biologists, physical scientists, and engineers to help medicine and human health and create enabling technologies through innovative and evidence-based interventions and practices for the improvement of human health and health care.
The programs offered by the department are B.E. Biomedical Engineering, M E Medical Electronics, and Ph.D. (by Research).
The department has well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories including the biomedical instrumentation lab, microbiology and biochemistry lab, diagnostic and therapeutic lab, to meet the requirements of Anna University to the fullest and to enable the students and the scholars to pursue research in-house. Our research labs are equipped with high-end types of equipment like EMOTIV EEG, Fluorescence microscope, CO2 Incubator etc., design software like MIMICS Innovation Suite, CREO and 3D printer for faculty and student research.
Highlights of the department include industry-institute interactions with eminent healthcare organisations like Philips India, Perfint Healthcare, Phoenix medical systems, HCL Healthcare, Medtronic India etc. Further, the ethical committee of the institution is managed by the department. Apart from these, our students undergo internships at various government organizations such as IITs, IISC, DRDO and in renowned hospitals like lifeline Hospitals, FORTIS™ Malar Hospitals, Apollo hospitals, PSG Hospitals, Global Hospitals to name a few.
Several MoUs between SSN and organizations like Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disorders, AMTZ- Vizag, Wildbox Technologies, Singapore, Neolight USA, Drexel University USA to name a few, help students and faculty in remarkable research collaborations. The department has healthy interactions with NIEPMD, Materialise-Malaysia, National Instruments, Texas™ Instruments, Biopac™ Systems, Inc., Aries Biomed, Global Hospitals, Chennai, SRMC, Chennai, and many more, where the industry and hospital experts are invited to deliver lectures, conduct sponsored workshops and for other diverse activities to help the student community in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the core industries and their applications.
Faculty are actively involved in teaching and research, delivering lectures with content beyond the syllabus, and offering projects to equip the students in having a world-class exposure to the field of biomedicine. With the varying fields of interest of the faculty, several consultancy projects in biomechanics, biomaterials and artificial organs have been carried out for overseas clients and the department partners with RECYCL3D PLANET, Calgary, Canada for its funded projects. These projects also pave the path for the faculty to research in varying domains of corporate importance. Consultancy projects include Hearing aid cochlear implant, 3D Prosthetic limbs – Design and Characterisation, Virtual reality-based infant CPR and Bacterial tracking using EM waves. Apart from the Consultancy projects, the faculty also enthusiastically undertake internally funded projects. The grant for the faculty funded projects is around 80 Lakhs, now there are 13 ongoing projects while 2 projects have been completed. The faculty funded project include domains of Virtual reality, Bio-signals, Image processing and Nanoparticles to name a few.
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The department organizes an international conference every year and often organizes lecture series, workshops, Faculty Development Programme, and guest lectures on diverse concepts related to the core and inter-disciplinary subjects in biomedical engineering to equip the students in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of the industrial requirements to the fullest. Apart from these, the students also organise ‘Vidhaan’ an intra-collegiate symposium and events in ‘Invente’ the college’s National level technical fest.
The students carry out active research in medical devices and equipment designing at the innovation centre of SSN. The students work enthusiastically and have been granted with about Rs 15 Lakh in the recent decade (2010 – 2020) by the SSN trust for the internally funded projects. Students of the department have also filed patents for their notable work. A total of 5 patent were filed in the last 2 years.
Our students get placed in core companies like Philips, HCL Healthcare, iGATE etc along with multiple placement offers in the software industry. Higher Studies is also the most sought after career advancement opted by the students of Biomedical Engineering. Our students pursue their Masters and Doctoral studies at prestigious Universities like RWTH-Aachen, Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Florida, IIT Madras, Cornell University, The University of Melbourne, Australia, Duke’s University, North Carolina, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Arizona State University, University of California, San Diego, Texas University, Arlington, Ghent University, Belgium, Lamar University, Texas etc.,
The department publishes ‘Synergy’, a quarterly newsletter, accommodating the diverse activities happening in the department. The department coordinates CENTRE FOR HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES – A multidisciplinary research initiative, which carries out world-class research activities in the field of neuroscience, medical signal and image processing, medical instrumentation and bioengineering. The BME department keeps spreading its wings through academic partnerships with foreign universities and provides internships for students from other parts of the nation and globe. The aim is to do HIGHER AND HIGHER by strengthening the department in being useful to humanity and helping the students in pursuing a successful career in the biomedical discipline.
- Divya Raghavi. N (2014-2018), Associate Product Manager at TriMed, Inc. Stevenson Ranch, California.
- Mr Deepak Rathnam (2012-2016), founder of Ionik Healthcare. The company was started in 2017 and is the manufacturer of medical equipment spare parts and consumables and offer services for the same.
- Mr Saravana Prakash (2012-2016), Research Assistant in Leibniz Institute for Polymer
- Rahul (2011-2015), Manager, Elixir Multispeciality therapy centre, Chennai.
- Vignesh Baskaran, Data Scientist, at Darts-ip Leuven, Flanders, Belgium.
- Arun Elango (2010-2014), Zifo R&D Solutions, Chennai.
- Sri Logeswaran Raja (2009-2013), Tata Elixi, Thiruvanandapuram.
- Gopalakrishnan, Assistant Professor, University of Liverpool Management School, & Director, SatSure, UK.
- Mr Sivakumar Palaniswamy (2007-2011), co-founder of Neo light in the US (He was also awarded the Distinguished Alumni award by SSN College of Engineering in 2018)
- N. Balasubramanian, Executive Editor and General Manager, Gopali & Co (Publishing firm), Chennai.
- Priya Nair, Sr. Scientist, Medtronic, Greater Minneapolis, St. Paul Aread, MN-WI.
- Mr Muthukrishnan (2006-2010), founder of Shasti Medical Devices. This company was established in 2013 and since then has risen higher day by day.
- Y. N. K. Pradeep (2006-2010), Business Analyst, Novo Nordisk, Bangalore.
- Mr Karthikeyan (2005-2009) – Technologist and Entrepreneur (Wildbox Technologies). He has worked at Wildbox Technologies from 2012.