Biomedical Engineering

About the department

Biomedical Engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine and improves human health through cross-disciplinary activities that integrate the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences and clinical practice. Biomedical Engineering combines engineering expertise with medical needs for the enhancement of health care.

Biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems by combining their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. Many do research, along with medical scientists, to develop and evaluate systems and products such as artificial organs, prostheses (artificial devices that replace missing body parts), instrumentation, medical information systems, health management and care delivery systems. Biomedical engineers also may design devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions. Some specialties within biomedical engineering are biomaterials, biomechanics, medical imaging, rehabilitation engineering and orthopedic engineering.

Programmes offered

  • B.E - Biomedical Engineering - 4 years

The syllabus of each of the above programmes covers the latest developments in the respective streams and designed based on market needs so that employability skills can be improved. The other major priorities include developing entrepreneurship skills and grooming students to become future scientists for the improvement of mankind. Healthy interaction between academia and biotech industry is consistently promoted in the school. Additionally, contract research and commercialization of products development at the university are undertaken as a part of the various programmes.

Vision & Mission

Vision

To implement science and engineering principles in the broad area of medical instrumentation to improve the healthcare and deliver to humans in association with physicians and surgeons in medical field.

Mission

The primary mission of the Biomedical Engineering department is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative and qualitative engineering analysis and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics. A mission of nearly equal importance is to serve advanced society by conducting research works that develop quantitative linkages across scales in the human body and uses that development to build new tools to improve human health in various fields.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (PSOs)
  • To design and develop diagnostic and therapeutic devices that reduces physician burnout and enhances the quality of life for the end user by applying fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • To apply software skills in developing algorithms for solving healthcare related problems in various fields of Medical sector.
  • To adapt to emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) to innovate ideas and solutions for current societal issues
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
  • To make the students to understand the mathematical and physical foundations of biomedical engineering and how these are applied to the design of biomedical instruments, the analysis of biological systems and the technological advancement for health care.
  • To prepare the students to evaluate critically alternate assumptions, approaches, procedures and results related to engineering and biological problems.
  • To enhance the skill set of all student to design a variety of electronic or computer based devices and software for applications including biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging, physiological measurement, biomedical signal processing, rehabilitation engineering and medical informatics.
  • To provide a solid understanding of ethical professional responsibilities by including multi disciplinary subjects like Total quality management, professional ethics, environmental science and engineering etc.,
  • To equip students with application software such as ‘C’, VHDL, MATLAB, LabVIEW and assembly language etc., and use the knowledge gained as the foundation for lifelong learning.
Program Outcomes (POs)

Biomedical Engineering undergraduates integrate the knowledge core of traditional engineering disciplines and modern biology to solve problems encountered in living systems. Living systems present a number of conceptual and technological problems not encountered in physical systems. This program allows engineers to analyze a problem from both an engineering and biological perspective; to anticipate the special difficulties in working with living systems and to evaluate a wide range of possible approaches to solutions. The graduate should be able to advance both traditional engineering disciplines and biology. Student outcomes after completing a professional degree in Biomedical Engineering

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
  • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • An ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • A recognition of the need and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  • An ability to function successfully as an individual, as a leader and various disciplinary.
Career Prospects

Bio-medical engineers and technologists can find job openings in a wide range of global industries which may include.

  • Modern health care
  • Hospitals
  • Medical equipment manufacturing units
  • Industrial firms
  • Educational and medical institutions
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government regulatory agencies and so on.

In hospitals, they have to work closely with other healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses, therapists and technicians. They develop customized devices and provide advice for selecting, handling and maintaining medical equipments.

In Industries, Biomedical Engineers use their understanding of living systems and technology to design and test new products. Government positions often involve product testing as well as establishing safety standards for devices. Biomedical engineers are required in institutions engaged in medical research. They are also appointed as technical advisors for marketing department of medical equipment companies.

The fast growing rehabilitation and orthopedic engineering fields apart from computer-assisted surgery and heavy research in molecular, cellular and tissue engineering also need the service of Biomedical engineers.

Enormous opportunities are awaiting biomedical professionals especially in the field of research and development (R& D), in carrying out advanced research at universities, research institutes and government agencies in India and other countries. They supervise laboratories and equipment, and participate in, or direct research activities in collaboration with other researchers. Bio medical professionals may be employed by companies like BPL, Larsen & Toubro, Wipro Medical and Siemens into their R&D section or into sales and marketing, depending on their skills and preferences.

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)
S.No Member Designation
1 Dr.K.Swaminathan Associate Prof. & Head, Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering,Salem .
2 Dr.S.Rajalaxmi Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
3 Mr.S.Vinoth, Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
4 Mrs.T.Priya, Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
5 Ms.S. Dhivya Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
6 Ms.M.K.Prabavathi Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
7 Ms .G. Shyamala Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
8 Mr.K.Kaaviyakanth Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering
9 Mr. S. Sandesh Assistant professor, Biomedical Engineering

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address Of The Members BoS Designation
1 Dr.K.Swaminathan Head of the Department,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering,
Salem .
hodbiomed@mahendracollege.com
Chairman
2 Mr. Jhay Chandrasekaran Senior Support Physicist ,
Sun Nuclear Corporation ,
Germany .
jhaychandrasekaran@sunnuclear.com
Industrial Expert
3 Mr.M.Arivarasan, Biomedical Engineer,
Rajaji Medical Hospital and college,
Madurai.
Industrial Expert
4 Nitturi Naresh Kumar Kalam Institute of Health Technology,
 Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Andhra Pradesh.
Academic Expert
5 Dr.A.Prabhu, Professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra Institute of Technology Mallasamudram.
prabhubpt16@gmail.com
Academic Expert
6 Mr.S.Vinoth Assistant professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering,
Salem .
vinothss@mahendracollege.com
Senior Faculty
7 Mrs.T.Priya Assistant professor,
Biomedical Engineering,
Mahendra college of Engineering,
Salem .
priyat@mahendracollege.com
Senior Faculty
8 Ms.U.Umamanju umamanjuumaiyan@gmail.com Student
9 Mr. A Arulmani arulmanirnp@gmail.com Student
10 Ms. P J  Vaishnave vaishjay98@gmail.com Student

List of Laboratories

Circuit and IC’s laboratory


Major equipments
  • Digital trainer kit
  • Four seven segment displays, LED’s for output display,
  • Logic IC’s (7400, 7402, 7404, 7408, 7410, 7420, 7432, 7447, 7448,7474, 7476, 7483, 7485, 7486, 7490, 7495, 74151, 741)
  • NE555
  • PLL
  • A/D and D/A convertors
  • Function generators
Capabilities
  • Study of logic gates, half adder and full adder
  • Encoder and BCD to 7 segment decoder
  • Multiplexer and Demultiplexer using digital IC’s
  • Universal shift register using flip flops
  • Design of mod-n counter
  • Inverting, non-inverting amplifier and comparator
  • Integrator and differentiator
  • Active filter – first order and second order LPF and HPF
  • Current to voltage convertor and voltage to current convertor
  • Comparator, peak detector and average detector
  • Instrumentation amplifier using  IC741
  • Wein bridge oscillator
  • Multivibrator using IC555 timer
  • Phase lock loop
  •  A/D and D/A convertor
Utilization
  • Circuit and IC’s laboratory for second year biomedical students
  • Design circuits using logic gates.
  • Design circuits for generating waveforms using IC’s.
  • To understand about the operation of filters.
  • Design circuits for different application using op-amp
  • To study about the analog and digital conversion and vice versa.

Pathology and Microbiology laboratory


Major equipments
  • Wax dispenser
  • Microscope microphotographic unit
  • Slides
  • Coverslip
  • Distillation unit
  • Water bath normal
  • Incubator
  • Autoclave
  • Hot air oven
  • Vortex shaker
  • Laminar air flow chamber
Capabilities
  • Practice on chemical examinations, cryoprocessing, histopathological examinations
  • Application of various staining methods and identification of microorganisms.
Utilization
  • Pathology and microbiology laboratory for ii year BME students.
  • Working of compound microscope
  • Chemical examination of urine sample and their interpretation.

Biomedical Instrumentation laboratory


Major equipments
  • Multiparameter patient monitoring system
  • EEG recorder with accessories for evoked studies
  • ECG recorder
  • EMG recorder
  • Ph meter, conductivity meter
  • Blood flow measurement system using ultrasound transducer
  • GSR measurement setup.
  • Function generators
  • DSO’s
Capabilities
  • Design the amplifier for bio signal measurements
  • Recording and analysis of bio signals
Utilization
  • Bio medical instrumentation laboratory for III year BME students.
  • Measurement of physiological parameters, biochemical parameters measurement and biosignal analysis.

Microprocessor and Mcrocontroller laboratory


Major equipments
  • 8085 microprocessor trainer kits
  • 8086 microprocessor kits
  • 8051 microcontroller kits
  • Interfacing board
Capabilities
  • Programming for arithmetic and logical operations using 8085,8086 &8051
  • Programming for memory based operations using 8085,8086 & 8051
  • Interfacing and programming ADC & DAC
  • Interfacing keyboard and display
  • Interfacing and programming of stepper motor
  • Interfacing and programming of DC motor speed control
  • Programming for real time clock and stop watch
  • Communication between 8051 microcontroller kit and Pc
  • Interfacing traffic light control using 8085,8086 & 8051
  • Programming for parallel and serial communication
Utilization
  • Microprocessors and microcontrollers laboratory for third year BME students
  • This laboratory gains knowledge to program Arduino and Raspberry kits in future.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Equipment Laboratory


Major equipments
  • Short wave diathermy
  • Ultrasound diathermy
  • Electrical safety analyser
  • Spirometry
  • ECG simulator
  • Medical stimulator
  • Surgical diathermy
  • Audiometer
  • LabVIEW
Capabilities
  • Measurement of respiratory parameters using spirometry
  • Design of ECG amplifier, recording and analysis using lab view
  • Study of surgical diathermy for cutting and coagulation modes during surgery
  • Simulation of ECG signal and detection of QRS complex to generate heart rate
Utilization
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic equipment laboratory for iii year biomedical engineering
  • To analyze the bio medical signals, to check the safety of any medical equipments and to have the knowledge about therapeutic equipments.

Digital signal processing laboratory


Major equipments
  • Matlab software package
  • Matlab signal processing tool box
  • Pcs with fixed / floating point dsp processors
Capabilities
  • Generation of various kinds of signals
  • Convolution and sampling processes
  • FIR filter design
  • IIR filter design
  • Multirate filters
  • Equalization
  • Study of architecture of digital signal processor
  • Finite word length effect
Utilization
  • Digital signal processing laboratory for third year biomedical students
  • Implement  filters for various applications of DSP
  • To carry out the simulation of signal and understand

Digital Image Processing laboratory


Major equipments
  • Matlab software package
  • Matlab image processing tool box
Capabilities
  • Sampling of images
  • Analysis of resolution of images.
  • Analysis of images and transforms.
  • Histogram processing
  • Image enhancement-spatial filtering
  •  image segmentation – edge detection, line detection and point detection
  • Basic morphological operations and thresholding functions
  •  analysis of images with different color models
Utilization
  • Digital image processing laboratory for final year biomedical students
  • To perform filtering operations in the image

Biochemistry laboratory


Major equipments
  • Colorimeter
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Ph meter
  • Weighing balance
  • Refrigerator
  • SDS gel electrophoresis
  • TLC, ready TLC plates
  • Wintrobe’s tube
  • Centrifuge normal
  • Microslides
  • Lancet
  • Microscope
  • Neubaur’s chamber
  • Haemoglobinometer
  • Capillary tubes
Capabilities
  • Estimation and quantification of biomolecules.
  • Separation of macromolecules.
  • Estimation and interpretation of biochemical parameter.
Utilization
  • Biochemistry laboratory for I year  BME students (II semester)
  • Basics knowledge of biochemical parameter and their interpretation in blood sample.
  • Knowledge of separation technology of proteins and amino acids.

Faculty & Staff

S.No Name of the Faculty Designation
1 Dr.K.Swaminathan HOD & Associate Professor
2 Dr.S.Rajalaxmi Associate Professor
3 Dr. Selvam K Associate Professor
4 Mrs.T.Priya Assistant professor
5 Mrs.B.Kalpana Assistant professor
6 Mr. Vinoth S Assistant professor
7 Mr. S.Sandesh Assistant professor
8 Ms. M. K. Prabavathi Assistant Professor
9 Mr. Vimal Raj V Assistant Professor
10 Mr. K. Kaviyakanth Assistant Professor
11 Ms. G. Shyamala Assistant Professor
12 Ms. S.Dhivya Assistant Professor
13 Mr.Yoganathan R Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Designation Qualification
1 Mrs. N.PREMAVATHI Lab Technician B.Sc., Biotechnology

Credentials

  • All the students are undergoing skill development programmes like soft skills, communication skills, aptitude and logical reasoning , group discussions and technical interview skills
  • Our students have undergone internship in various government / reputed private industries / organizations.
  • NPTEL local chapter is established for students and faculty members appearing for NPTEL courses online examinations
  • Department has become a member of Biomedical Engineering Society of India (BMESI).
  • Department has signed partnership with Indian Biomedical Skills Consortium (IBSC).

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Short-Term Courses

Events

Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies
Events organized in last three academic years:
S.No. Type of Events Professional society Date Events Name Resource Person
1. Guest lecture BMESI 29.02.2018 Latest innovative techniques in EMG Dr. V. David Chelladurai, PT., DPT, Doctor of physical therapy, Clinical Lecturer and Physical Therapist, McLaren Healthcare Corporation, Flint, Michigan, USA.
2. Workshop - 26.09.2017 to 28.09.2017 Medical device innovation: from ideation to commercialization Mr. A. Vijayarajan, Founder and CTO, InnAccel Technologies, Bangalore Dr. S. Gayathri, B.E, MBA, PhD Co-Founder SkillZone, Chennai Mr. Yashwanth Manivannan, Microsoft, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Asokan Thondiyath, M.Tech., Ph.D, Professor, Engineering design Department, IIT – Madras
3. Seminar - 24.07.2017 to 25.07.2017 Advanced methods for the synthesis of biomaterials in Implantology Dr. Asokan Thondiyath, M.Tech., Ph.D, Professor of Engineering Design, IIT-Madras. Dr. G. Devanand Venkatasubbu, M. Tech., Ph.D Professor (Research) Department of Nanoscience and Technology,SRM University, Chennai. Dr.B. Sathya Narayanan, Balasubramanian Dental Hospital, Erode Dr. S. Raghavan B.E., M.Sc (Engg)., Ph.D Professor, Department of ECE, NIT, Trichy
4 Guest Lecture - 31.03.2017 Recent trends in Pathology and Microbiology Dr.Archana Asokan(M.D Microbiology), Assistant Surgeon, Govt District HQ hospital, Mettur Dam
5 Workshop - 07.03.2017 New trends in Bio-Instrumentation Dr. V.K. Manohar, CEO Techmaven private limited,
&
Mr. Paresh Modh, CEO Pamtrons Healthcare Devices,
6 Seminar - 19.09.2016 Association Inauguration and One Day Seminar Dr. Kumaran Appusamy, MBBS DLO (GP) , Appusamy Hospital & Mr. Jhay Chandrasekaran Senior Support Physicist Sun Nuclear Corporation Germany
7 Workshop - 22.03.2016 Hands on Training on Development of Biosensors in Biomedical Engineering Mr.A.Parthiban, Branch Manager, Caliber Embedded Technologies, Salem.
8 Seminar - 15.09.2015 Introduction, Challenges and Opportunities in Biomedical Engineering Mr.K.Pradeep,Assistant Professor, Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Engineering College, Perambalur.

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY WORK

The department of biomedical engineering has a highly equipped laboratory which delivers a high range of précised data’s with respect to healthcare. Varied research facilities available to enrich the students and faculty members to stay in competition with the outside world

Mous

S.No. Name of organization Domain/ Area of activities Contribution Activities & Outcome
1 Pamtrons medical devices, Mumbai. Bio-instrumentation Technical training Student and the faculty members were provided with an opportunity to know about new trends in Bio-instrumentation
2 Silicic Innova  Technologies pvt ltd , Chennai. Screening Students are provided in house training Students are provided with the chance to learn about basic screening process of eye.

Contact

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Mahendra College of Engineering,

Mahendra Salem Campus,

Chennai Main Road, Minnampalli, Salem,

Tamil Nadu 636106.

Phone: (0427) 2482884

E-Mail id: hodbiomed@mahendracollege.com