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She shares with us the journey of Turkish scientists who are pursuing ground breaking research to serve people to better health by combining engineering, technology, life sciences and medicine disciplines.
H.H.Sun Prof. of BME and EE at Drexel Uni.
Banu Onaral is H. H. Sun Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She shares with us the journey of Turkish scientists who are pursuing ground breaking research to serve people to better health by combining engineering, technology, life sciences and medicine disciplines. Banu holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and BSEE and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul.She joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Biomedical Engineering and Science Institute in 1981. Since 1997, she has served as the founding Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering Science and Health Systems. Her academic focus, both in research and teaching, is centered on information engineering with special emphasis on complex systems and biomedical signal processing in ultrasound and optics. She has led major research and development projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Naval Research (ONR), DARPA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Onaral's translational research efforts for rapid commercialization of biomedical technologies developed at Drexel and its partner institutions have resulted in the creation of the Translational Research in Biomedical Technologies program.