2018 IBE Annual Conference

Convergence and Biological Engineering

April 5 - 7, 2018
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Norfolk, Virginia

2018 Keynote Speaker

Michael (Mike) Domach
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Michael Domach will deliver the keynote address at the 2018 IBE Annual Conference on April 6 at the Norfolk Waterfront Marriott, Norfolk, VA.

His opening address at the Conference on the topic of Biological Engineering Education - Evolution, Present and the Future will speak to the objectives of the Forum on Convergence and Biological Engineering Education.

Professor received B.S. in Chemical Engineering with Environmental Engineering and Chemistry minors from the University of Massachusetts, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University. He studies fundamental and applied aspects of cell engineering and biology to understand the behavior of cells, biochemical reaction and control mechanisms. A key component of his research work is that it couples experimental investigation to mathematical model development. He has authored numerous award-winning research publications.

Professor Domach is committed to education and has authored a textbook entitled, “Introduction to Biomedical Engineering”, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall.

Professor Domach has received numerous awards. He was recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award; Inaugural Dow Chair, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina; Senior Visiting Scientist, Bioinformatics, The Jackson Lab, Bar Harbor, ME; and Co-Director of NIH Training Program in Biotechnology. He is a co-founder of Automated Cell Technologies Inc, a NIST-ATP funded company. He is on the Editorial Board of the J. Biotechnology and Editor in Chief of Biotechnology Progress. Professor Domach is a Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineers.



1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM IBE Leadership Council Meeting
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM Training Session for Facilitators


7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/Community Meetings
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks/Keynote Address
Michael (Mike) Domach, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

8:45 AM – 11:30 AM Forum Session I
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Working Lunch
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM Break
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM Forum Session II
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Session: Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Session: Biosensors
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concurrent Session: Bioenergetics and Conversion Technologies
5:30 PM – 6:15 PM IBE Business Meeting


7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast/New Officer Training/Committee Meetings/Poster Set-Up
8:00 AM – 9:45 AM Forum Session III
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM Forum Session IV
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Break
12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Working Lunch
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM Break
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session: Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session: Bioengineering Education
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Concurrent Session: Biomedical Engineering
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Break
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Reception and Poster Session
6:15 PM - 8:15 PM Awards Reception and Dinner
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM IBE Council Meeting