The Belmont “Lab”

A place where learning happens, is shared, and, with a bit of luck, at least partially understood. 


BIOMEDE 211, Circuits and Systems in Biomedical Engineering (with Jim Weiland), Fall 2020
BIOMEDE 331, Introductory (bio)fluid mechanics (with Jim Grotberg), Fall 2020
BIOMEDE 211, Circuits and Systems in Biomedical Engineering, Winter 2021
BIOMEDE 458, Biomedical Instrumentation and Design, Winter 2021

Extra Curriculars 

Upcoming bioethics discussions 

Annihilation, 12/8, Remote
“The Madness of Crowds”, 1/12, Remote
Population Control, 1/26, TBD
Sex, 2/9
Artificial Life, 2/23
Infection, 3/9
Accidents, 3/23
Virtual Reality, 4/6
Abdication, 4/20

A few stray thoughts: Incidental Art

A big list of research laboratories on campus

Etcetera Curriculars

A short introduction to hemodynamics and its accompanying physiology

    1. An introduction to hemodynamics
    2. The heart
    3. The vasculature
    4. Blood flow
    5. Renal function
    6. Volume status
    7. Monitoring

A few questions to ask and/or answer and/or merely ponder on bioethical topics

On alternative medicine, animal experimentation, antinatalism, artificial intelligence, artificial parts, assisted reproduction, body art, body modification, body politics, circumcision, cities, clinical trialing, cloning, democracy, Dia de los Muertos, disability, drugs, fear, gender, history, LGBTQ health, life-preserving technologies, love, mental health, Michigan, neuroethics, others, overpopulation, posthumanity, prenatal screening, public health, the quantified self, race, regulation, the replicability of medical studies, responsibilities, self, solitude, the Theory of Mind, vaccination, and zombies

An almost complete listing of the world’s medical regulatory authorities (from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health to the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe)

A few names to remind ourselves of

What I try to do

I believe in developing well-rounded engineers. May no engineer go to their grave having never read a poem, a datasheet, or a patent application. To that end, I try to create as many learning opportunities as I can for all the smart folks around me, such as bioethical discussions and advanced instrumentation lectures. That I happen to benefit from learning from them thereby should not go unnoticed.

Why I try to do it

My philosophy: The world could stand to think a little bit more about itself and where it’s heading. We have a brilliant generation of engineers (and healthcare workers and scientists and leaders and best) coming up and they’ve got ideas about how they want that world to look and they need resources and resourcefulness to make it look that way. And I think I can help.