Shivaun Archer Receives Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to Senior Lecturer Shivaun Archer for receiving a 2015 Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Engineering!
Dr. Shivaun Archer is the John & Janet Swanson Senior Lecturer in charge of the Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Instructional Laboratories. She also holds a joint appointment as a Research Associate in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Archer designs and teaches undergraduate instructional labs for five biomedical engineering courses: BME 131, BME 301, BME 302, BME 401, and BME 402. The labs are designed to illustrate the course material and bring research to undergraduate education whilst exposing students to cutting edge technology and research methodology. A significant emphasis in all the labs is biomedical nanotechnology. Each of the five courses has a hands-on lab module that focuses specifically on nanobiotechnology. Overall, the lab modules enhance the hands-on training of Cornell students in the areas of microfabrication, microfluidics, biosensors, nano/microbiotechnology, and drug delivery.
Her research interests include nanobiotechnology and tissue engineering. Prior to Cornell, Dr. Archer worked for five years at Lynntech, Inc. a small research company specializing in biotechnology, biomaterials, chemical and biological sensors, medical biotechnology, and environmental remediation. Her work on wastewater treatment for long term space missions resulted in her receiving two NASA Inventions Space Act Awards.
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