Juan Jiménez, mechanical and industrial engineering, has been selected to receive the 2016 BMES Innovation and Career Development Award during the Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting in Minneapolis in October.
The award recognizes early career faculty from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering for their accomplishments, significant contributions, and service to the field. It is intended to support research focused on health disparities and minority health.
The Jiménez lab studies the interaction between fluid flow and biology, by integrating fluid dynamic engineering, cellular and molecular biology. Body fluids, or biofluids, such as blood, lymph, and cerebrospinal fluid continuously interact with cells in the body eliciting biochemical and physical responses. Jiménez’s research seeks to elucidate the fluid flow characteristics and fluid flow-dependent biomolecular pathways relevant in medicine.