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The mission of the committee is to promote the exchange and dissemination of the latest information concerning heat and mass transfer in bioengineering and biotechnology to the scientific and engineering communities. This is done primarily through the dissemination of information at annual meetings, conferences, and courses. The committee, as interest dictates, will also organize sessions at appropriate ASME sponsored meetings.
Click here to view the the education initiative of the Biotransport Technical Committee (BIOT). COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The effectiveness of this committee depends upon the dynamic and enthusiastic participation of its members. The members' research and teaching interests should represent all important subtopics in the field of biotransport. In addition, the membership should form, as much as possible, a balanced representation from academic institutions, industries, research laboratories and government agencies. The committee integrates its activities with the Bioengineering and Heat Transfer Divisions and the membership should well represent these two divisions. Attention to the ethnic and gender diversity among committee members will be the responsibility of the Chair. The size of the committee and the selection criteria of its members and their commitment towards BIOT and K-17 are included in the attached by-laws.
The Officers are nominated by committee members and elected by majority vote of the committee, generally at the annual meeting. The Officers are formally appointed by rotation by the Heat Transfer and the Bioengineering Divisions. The term of the Officers is three years. Officers must be members of ASME. The Officers shall include:
The criteria for judging the success of the committee's efforts will be as follows:
The Chair is responsible for acquiring this data or delegating it to another committee member.
Educational Initiative of the Biotransport Technical Committee (BIOT) MISSION
The primary mission of the educational initiative of the Biotransport Technical Committee (BIOT) is to improve undergraduate and graduate-level education in US universities in the field of Biotransport. In conjunction with its primary mission, the BIOT committee aims to broadly disseminate successfully proven methods of teaching among faculty while introducing and applying newer interdisciplinary topics, thus extending its focus in improving future research in the area of Biotransport.
This initiative intends to focus on the integration of experimental and computational techniques that couple multi-domain and multi-scale processes in cells, tissues and organs involving biological systems. It is expected to improve the understanding of areas of application such as thermal comfort and environmental heat transfer, biopreservation of molecular, cellular, and tissue storage/banking, thermal therapies(e.g., ablation, sub-ablative therapies, hyperthermia, and cryosurgery) drug delivery, oxygenation, and thermoregulation.
In order to achieve its mission, the Educational Initiative of the BIOT Committee intends to provide following Biotransport educational material to its faculty through a secured web-site (soon to be developed.)