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Biomedical engineering student named to 30 Under 30

Biomedical engineering doctoral student Barry Belmont has been named to Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list.| Short Read

University of Michigan biomedical engineering doctoral student Barry Belmont has been named to Manufacturing Engineering Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. Published annually, the list recognizes the best and brightest manufacturing professionals under 30 years old.

The magazine chose Belmont, 27, for his accomplishments in developing and manufacturing new devices, including the wearable circulation sensor he’s developing to track circulating blood volume in hospital patients.

Manufacturing Engineering also recognized his teaching accomplishments as a graduate student instructor; he taught a course in biomedical engineering innovative design and quickly earned a reputation as an inspiring–and demanding–instructor.

In addition to his work as a graduate student instructor, Belmont participates in a variety of efforts to build interest in science and technology, including creating videos that promote engineering and participating in STEM outreach programs with K-12 students.

“I think there’s a definite need for us to understand science and technology better than we do,” he said in an interview with Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, “To know the world around us—and the people in it—is a worthwhile pursuit…and I want to convince others of that.”

A U-M biomedical engineering graduate student since 2011, Belmont’s research focuses on non-invasive medical imaging and medical device manufacture. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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