Marjolein van der Meulen
Marjolein C van der Meulen
James M & Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
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Education
BS, Mechanical Engineering, MIT; MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
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  • Aisha, Lagos University Teaching Hospital/ lagos- Nigeria asked Marjolein van der Meulen, Cornell University

    Added Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Hello there! I am a medical graduate from Nigeria. I recently applied for a masters in Biomedical Engineering but I was not accepted for several reasons I guess. Some of which includes an application to top notch schools like John Hopkins (because they have clinical based biomedical engineering program) and I have zero to no experience in biomedical engineering, because nothing of such is done in my country. Now, my question is that I would like to apply this year but I would like to find out ...
    Related to Bioengineering/Biomedical, Graduate School, International Travel
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  • Vivian, Orlando

    Added Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:52 AM

    I recently saw a post questioning engineering careers that involve animals. I was wondering what type of engineer would be involved in creating replacement joints (or hip replacement? I think was in the answer to the question) for animals? And what other work could a type of engineer do with animals?
    Answers 1
    Marjolein van der Meulen, Cornell University
    Answered Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:52 AM

    Vivian:

    Biomedical engineers, mechanical engineers and materials engineers (or materials science and engineering majors) are all types of engineers who could be involved in creating joint replacements for orthopedics. Working in this area provides ...

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  • Jamie, Akron

    Added Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I am looking into going to school for bio engineering, a couple of the colleges have a requirement that you get a Bachelor's in either chemical, mechanical or electronic engineering. I am having a hard time deciding. My question is how exactly would each of those engineering fields contribute to bio engineering. I want to better understand for when I make a final decision.
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    Marjolein van der Meulen, Cornell University
    Answered Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Jamie: 

    Virtually every engineering field can be applied to biological or medical questions, including not only chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering but also materials science and other engineering specialties.  My own training is ...

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