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Benjamin Shapiro
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Joint appointment with:
Institute for Systems Research
2246 Kim Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405-4191
Fax: (301) 405-9953

  1. 2009 Fulbright Scholar (to Germany) for precision control of magnetic drug delivery to focus chemotherapy to deep tissue tumors. Host: Andreas Lubbe, Director Cecilienklinik (a 750 bed hospital), Bad Lippspringe, Germany.
  2. 2008 Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, organized by the National Academy of Engineers and the Japan Science and Technology Agency, “that brings together 100 outstanding engineers (ages 30-45) from U.S. companies, universities, and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields”.
  3. 2007-2008 Outstanding Professor AIAA award. Each year students in the Aerospace department vote for the “… professor deemed to be the best teacher in courses over the past academic year”.
  4. 2007, nominated by Maryland Science Academy for Outstanding Young Engineer award.
  5. 2007, plenary talk for NanoDay at University of Maryland: “On control of micro-scale systems: combining modeling, control, sensing, and actuation to achieve new capabilities”.
  6. 2007, briefed JASONs Summer study on “Control in Micro-Fluidic Systems”. The JASONs are a group of 40-50 tenured faculty with high credentials, including Nobel laureates, who advise government agencies on emerging technology research areas.
  7. 2006, selected for membership in Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni, Georgia Institute of Technology. Membership is reserved for alumni of the engineering college under forty years of age who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and or service to GT, the profession, or society-at-large.
  8. 2005-2006 Outstanding Professor AIAA award.
  9. Won best paper in session award for conference paper: M.Armani, S.Walker, B.Shapiro, “Modeling and Control of Electrically Actuated Surface Tension Driven Micro-Fluidic Systems”, Joint 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Control & 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2005 ISIC-MED), Cyprus, Greece, 27-29 June 2005.
  10. Invited by the National Science Foundation to be a part of the US delegation for US-Japan Young Researcher in Nano Program, in US March 2006, in Japan Oct 2006.
  11. Patent awarded Invention of the year in 2004 at the University of Maryland within the Physical Science category. One winner was chosen in each of the six categories by the Office of Technology Commercialization and by an external review process. B.Shapiro, E.Smela, P.Abshire, D.Wirtz “Cell Sensor Based Pathogen Detection”. Provisional patent filed by OTC office Sept 2004.
  12. Awarded ‘rainmaker’ status by the Vice President of Research, University of Maryland for securing major contract and grant support. Sept 2004.
  13. Conference paper chosen as best presentation at conference: G.Barrett, E.Smela, B.Shapiro, S.Fanning, L.H.Oh, M.S.Furst, J.Wallace, P.Sheth, N.Thakor, A.Natarajan, “The Development of a MEMS Based System for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence”, 19th ASME Nanomechanics conference, Reno, Nevada, 18 May 2004.
  14. Invention of the year finalist, one of three for invention of the year 2003 at the University of Maryland. B.Shapiro, S.Chaudhary, M.Armani, R.Probst “Arbitrary and Simultaneous Control of Multiple Particles in Micro-Fluidic Systems”. Invention of disclosure submitted to UMD Office of Commercialization on 14 Dec 2002. Patent filed 5 Sept 2004.
  15. 2003 NSF CAREER AwardCAREER: Feedback Control of Micro-Fluidic Packets and the Bio-Particles Within Them”, funded by Dr. Maria Burka (CTS) and Dr. Kishan Baheti (ECS) for research on modeling and control of bio-chemical micro flows.
  16. 1995-98 NSF fellowship for PhD studies.




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