Embracing a Bright Future

ESTABLISHING A BRIGHT FUTURE in MEDTECH: for the pioneers of future medical innovation Welcome to the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) at the University of Rochester! As we embark on another exciting academic year, we are filled with anticipation and enthusiasm for the exceptional group of incoming students…

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Lucas Lassinger starts at Med Dimensions!

Linkedin Med Dimensions turns your two dimensional problems into three dimensional solutions for education and surgical applications. We build educational trainers, pre-operative models, and patient specific surgical cutting guides for multiple orthopedic procedures via CT scans. Med Dimensions

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First Annual SMD-AIN Center “Big Ideas in Science and Medicine” Pitch Competition Winners!

CMTI Students Sweep the Competition at the First Annual SMD-AIN Big Pitch!

Innovative Medical Device Concepts Propel Teams to the Top​


The triumphant trio - Stephen Wells, Hadi Wehbe, and Lucas Lassinger - claimed first place at the AIN Center competition, showcasing their brilliance as CMTI Master's students. Their game-changing STMedical solution, a safe trocar insertion method, wowed the judges and secured them a well-deserved $500 prize!

ORIF Screw

Kudos to the talented CMTI Master's students - Abbi Miller, Allie Coon, and Sylvia Zhong - for bagging second place! Their innovative ORIF device captivated the judges, earning them a fantastic $250 reward. We foresee these rising stars making a significant impact in the medical technology sphere and eagerly anticipate their future accomplishments.

Congratulations to all teams who participated and to the CMTI students who took home First and Second place!

Discover these now CMTI Alumni's successful career paths!

Lucas Lassinger
Product Manageer - Med Dimensions
Hadi Wehbe
R&D Engineer - Casana
Steve Wells
Process Validation Engineer - LSI Solutions
Allie Coon
Quality Engineer - Baxter International
Abbi Miller
Process Engineer - Janssen Pharmaceuticals R&D
Sylvia Zhong
R&D Engineer - Cook Medical

CMTI Executive Director, Dr. Greg Gdowski answers FAQ on the Careers Unfiltered podcast!


Episode Overview

In this episode, Greg shares his experiences in both industry and academic settings and how choosing what do next is a difficult decision. He gives clear advice on how to negotiate for a higher salary and to set yourself up for success with the skills and knowledge made during your undergraduate career.

Greg Gdowski

Greg Gdowski

Professor Greg Gdowski has nearly 30 years of biomedical engineering experience and is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester. He is also the Executive Director of the Center for Medical Technology & Innovation which is a program designed for master’s students to foster new ideas at the intersection of medicine, technology, and entrepreneurship.

The CMTI visits ThermoFisher Scientific

The CMTI visited Thermo Fisher Scientific in Penfield, NY and met with several staff including: Joseph Granchelli (R&D manager), Sarina Bellows, and other members of the engineering team.  The team listened to presentations on the Thermo Fisher Scientific product line, and on creating design specifications.  The team also received a…

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