Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Lecturer, University of Michigan, August 2017 – Present

Adjunct Faculty, Shanghai Jiaotong University, May – August 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, January – June 2017

Scientific Advisor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May – December 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Michigan, February – May 2016

Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, December 2011 – January 2016

Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan, August 2014 – December 2015

Independent Researcher / Mechanical Engineer, Intelligent and Smart Materials Laboratory, January – June 2011

Technical Editor, Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, September 2010 – February 2011

Technical Editor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, October 2010 – January 2011

Instructor, Mobile Engineering Education Laboratory, January 2010 – January 2011

Undergraduate Researcher, Composite and Intelligent Materials Laboratory, May 2008 – January 2010

 

Volunteer and Outreach Experience

Member, BME Design Spaces Steering Committee, November 2018 – present

Chair, Senate Faculty, Committee on Civil Rights and Liberties, University of Michigan, May 2018 – present

Technical Editor, Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance, May 2012 – present

Faculty Advisor for Independent Research (“BIOMEDE 490”), January 2019 – May 2019

External Reviewer and Design Consultant for BIOMEDE 450/451/452, University of Michigan, October 2017 – May 2019

Design Reviewer, Demo Day Judge, Sling Health, March 2019

Poster Judge, BIONIC Annual Microposter Symposium, March 2018, March 2019

Mentor, External Reviewer, M-HEAL, September 2017 – April 2018

Sponsor of group project on digital health for BIOMEDE 588, University of Michigan, January – April 2018.

Panelist on “Teaching Better Presentations”, Tau Beta Pi, April 2018

Scientific Consultant, Scientific American, November 2017

Scientific Consultant, Inside Science, November 2017

Science Demonstrator, Chabot Space & Science Center, November 2016 – June 2017

Instructional Aid, Science is Elementary, September 2016 – May 2017

Volunteer/Judge, Science Bowl, January – May 2017

High School Mentor, SME, September 2016 – January 2017

Vice President, Secretary (UM Chapter), American Society for Engineering Education, January 2013 – January 2016

Teacher, Xplore Engineering, April 2014 – July 2015

Mentor, Michigan Mentors, January – July 2015

Teacher, Girls Encoded, November 2014

Columnist, Editorial Board Member, The Michigan Daily, July 2012 – May 2014

Volunteer with ASEE, K-Grams “When I Grow Up” Kid’s Fair, March 2014

Biomedical Engineering Session Chair, Engineering Graduate Symposium at the University of Michigan, June – December 2013

Layout Editor, Blueprint Magazine, October 2011 – May 2013

Editor, Engineering Graduate Symposium at the University of Michigan, June – December 2012

Graduate Student Instructor Training Assistant, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, August – September 2011

Instructor, Science Partners at the University of Nevada, Reno (School of Medicine), January – June 2011

Columnist, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 2009 – September 2010

 

Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2016

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010

B.S., Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010

H.S., Engineering, Advanced Technologies Academy, Las Vegas, 2006

 

Classes taught

BIOMEDE 211 (“Circuits and Systems in Biomedical Engineering”), University of Michigan, Winter 2018, Winter 2019

BIOMEDE 241 (“Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Laboratory”), University of Michigan, Fall 2018

BIOMEDE 458 (“Biomedical Instrumentation and Design”), University of Michigan, Winter 2018, Winter 2019

ENGR 100 (“Biotechnology, Human Values, and the Engineer”), University of Michigan, Fall 2017, Fall 2018

VG 100 (“An Introduction to Engineering”), Shanghai Jiaotong University, Summer 2018

 

As a Graduate Student Instructor:

BIOMEDE 458 (“Biomedical Instrumentation and Design”) with Dennis Claflin & Sherman Fan, University of Michigan, Fall 2015

BIOMEDE 599 (“Graduate Innovative Design”) with Tim Bruns & Jan Stegemann, University of Michigan, Fall 2014 – Winter 2015

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

B Belmont, R Kessler, N Theyyunni, C Fung, R Huang, M Cover, KR Ward, AJ Shih, M Tiba. “Continuous inferior vena cava diameter tracking trough an iterative Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi based algorithm” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol 44, Iss 12, Pages 2793-2801. (December 2018) [Paper]

B Belmont, DW Park, A Shih, M Leavitt, B Plattner, PK Henke, WF Weitzel. “A pilot study to measure vascular compliance changes during fistula maturation using open-source software“, The Journal of Vascular Access, May 2018.

B Belmont, DW Park, WF Weitzel, AJ Shih. “An Open-Source Ultrasound Software for Diagnosis of Fistula Maturation“, ASAIO Journal, January 2018. [Link] [Paper]

Y Liu, B Belmont, Y Wang, B Tai, J Holmes, A Shih. “Notched K-wire for low thermal damage bone drilling”, Medical Engineering and Physics, July 2017.

W Li, B Belmont, JM Greve, AB Manders, BC Downey, X Zhang, Z Xu, D Guo, A Shih. “Polyvinyl chloride as a multimodal tissue‐mimicking material with tuned mechanical and medical imaging properties“, Medical Physics, September 2016.

MH Tiba, B Belmont, M Heung, N Theyyunni, RD Huang, CM Fung, AJ Pennington, BC Cummings, GT Draucker, AJ Shih, KR Ward. “Dynamic Limb Bioimpedance and Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis“, ASAIO Journal, July 2016.

Y Zheng, B Belmont, AJ Shih. “Experimental investigation of the abrasive crown dynamics in orbital atherectomy“, Medical Engineering and Physics, July 2016.

WB Acker, BL Tai, B Belmont, AJ Shih, TA Irwin, JR Holmes. “Two-finger tightness: what is it? Measuring torque and reproducibility in a simulated model”, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, May 2016.

AC Palmisano, BL Tai, B Belmont, TA Irwin, A Shih, JR Holmes. “Heat accumulation during sequential cortical bone drilling”, Journal of Orthopedic Research, March 2016.

BL Tai, AC Palmisano, B Belmont, TA Irwin, J Holmes, AJ Shih. “Numerical evaluation of sequential bone drilling strategies based on thermal damage”, Medical Engineering and Physics, September 2015.

AC Palmisano, BL Tai, B Belmont, TA Irwin, A Shih, JR Holmes. “Comparison of cortical bone drilling induced heat production among common drilling tools”, Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, May 2015.

B Belmont, Y Wang, P Ammanth, JS Wrobel, A Shih. “An Apparatus to Quantify Anteroposterior and Mediolateral Shear Reduction in Shoe Insoles”, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, March 2013.

B Belmont, RE Dodde, AJ Shih. “Impedance of tissue-mimicking phantom material under compression“, Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance, March 2013.

 

Publications/Organizations for which I have served as a peer reviewer

ASAIO Journal

ASME Journal of Medical Devices

Cambridge University Press

Computers in Biology and Medicine

Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology

Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance

Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

 

Conference Presentations & Publications

 

N Ramo, A Huang-Saad, B Belmont, “What is Biomedical Engineering? Insights from Qualitative Analysis of Definitions Written by Undergraduate Students”, American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 2019.

J Ashton-Miller​, L Baroudi, B Belmont​​, N Comandante-Lou​, JA Castor-Macias​, KE Finn, DH Ghaffari, RD Graham, J Larouche, BY Li, Y Liu, A Mittal, ZJ Sperry, S Tang, N Villacis, M Weivoda, R Yung, HJ Zander, Y Zeng, M Zhou, “A BioHackathon on the challenges of Aging: Rapid need-finding and solution modeling in a student-led event“, engrXiv Preprings, May 2019.

B Belmont. “Continuous inferior vena cava diameter tracking via ultrasound in spontaneously breathing patients” Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, May 2017.

MH Tiba, B Belmont, N Theyyunni, M Heung, R Huang, C Fung, A Pennington, KR Ward. “Comparison of respiratory induced inferior vena cava diameter changes with limb bioimpedance changes in dialysis and mechanically ventilated patients” SHOCK 45, June 2016.

A Price, L Savastano, WC Lin, B Belmont, A Shih. “Manufacturing of Anatomically Accurate Cerebral Arteries for the Brain Aneurysm Surgical Simulator”, ASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, June 2016.

MH Tiba, B Belmont, M Heung, N Theyyunni, RD Huang, CM Fung, KR Ward. “Evaluation of Intravascular Volume Status Using Dynamic Respiratory Induced Bioimpedance of the Limb”, Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2016.

C Fung, R Huang, MH Tiba, B Belmont, AJ Pennington, BC Cummings, GT Draucker, KR Ward, N Theyyunni. “Measurement of Carotid Artery Flow Time Via Point-of-care Ultrasound in Hemodialysis Patients”, Academic Emergency Medicine, May 2016.

MH Tiba, B Belmont, N Theyyunni, R Huang, DF Barton, AJ Pennington, GT Draucker, AJ Shih, KR Ward. “Comparison of respiratory induced inferior vena cava diameter changes with limb bioimpedance changes to assess intravascular volume status”, SHOCK 43, June 2015.

W Li, B Belmont, A Shih. “Design and manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tissue mimicking material for needle insertion”, Procedia Manufacturing, NAMRC 43, 2015.

Y Zheng, B Belmont, AJ Shih. “Experimental investigation of the grinding wheel dynamics in atherectomy”, Procedia Manufacturing, NAMRC 43, 2015.

W Li, B Belmont, L Jing, A Shih. “Investigation of Needle Bevel Face Up and Down Orientation on Pediatric Intravenous Access”, International Workshop on Microfactories, October 2014.

B Belmont, W Li, A Shih, B Tai. “Micromilling surface patterns for enhanced Kirschner wire bone drilling”, International Workshop on Microfactories, October 2014.

B Belmont, H Lu, MN Pandit, X You, P Ammanath, A Shih, J Wrobel. “Shoe-insole shear testing apparatus for patients with diabetes.” Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center Annual Symposium, April 21, 2012.

B Belmont and N Frydenlund. “Spike-time and spike-rate patterns in the neural code.” SIAM Student Conference in Applied Mathematics, November 12, 2011.

 

Lay Public Publications

B Belmont. “Death Be Not Proud“, 2019 Michigan High School Ethics Bowl, 2019

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Immunizing Michigan“,  The Michigan Daily, January 15, 2014.

B Belmont. “Why we feel cold“, The Michigan Daily, November 14, 2013.

B Belmont. “The problem with ghosts“, The Michigan Daily, October 31, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “(Over)protecting student privacy“,  The Michigan Daily, October 17, 2013.

B Belmont. “Scalia and his devil“, The Michigan Daily, October 17, 2013.

B Belmont. “Asking the right questions“, The Michigan Daily, October 3, 2013.

B Belmont and I Dillingham. “Quiet giant: How the University of Michigan Health System tackles a changing landscape”, The Michigan Daily, October 2, 2013.

B Belmont. “Our bodies, our donations”, The Michigan Daily, September 19, 2013.

B Belmont. “I pledge no allegiance”, The Michigan Daily, September 9, 2013.

B Belmont. “A heartbreaking tale of slowness”, The Michigan Daily, September 4, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “A city in its own right: Downtown revitalization should be a priority for Ann Arbor“, The Michigan Daily, April 7, 2013.

B Belmont. “The lives of mice and men“, The Michigan Daily, March 1, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scientific accessibility: Obama opens up federally funded research to the public“, The Michigan Daily, March 1, 2013.

B Belmont. “The stories of science”, The Michigan Daily, February 27, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Dropping science (funding): Sequestration could seriously hurt University research“, The Michigan Daily, February 25, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Racism in disguise: Abolish offensive American Indian mascots locally“, The Michigan DailyFebruary 21, 2013.

B Belmont. “Science journalism: the boring and the bombastic”, The Michigan Daily, February 19, 2013.

B Belmont. “Parlez-vous Python?” The Michigan Daily, February 13, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Branded for life: Sex offenders need rehabilitation, not public shaming“, The Michigan Daily, February 5, 2013.

B Belmont. “Freedom from race”, The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Scout’s hypocrisy: Boy Scouts should end anti-gay policies organization-wide” The Michigan Daily, January 31, 2013.

B Belmont. “By the numbers”, The Michigan Daily, December 6, 2012.

B Belmont. “Keep science secular”, The Michigan Daily, November 29, 2012.

B Belmont. “Pseudoscience, real money”, The Michigan Daily, November 14, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “DIY government: Voting essential to maintain democracyThe Michigan Daily, November 6, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “System of a down: Polarized politics limit democratic process“, The Michigan Daily, November 1, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Community service: Local post-secondary education deserves funding“, The Michigan Daily, October 26, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Driving toward the future: Driverless cars should be legalized, innovated in Michigan“, The Michigan DailyOctober 10, 2012.

On behalf of the Editorial Board. “Internet opens education: Take advantage of free online courses“, The Michigan Daily, September 25, 2012.

B Belmont. “Let’s Imagine”, December 13, 2010.

B Belmont. “Respect for Opinions and the Lack Thereof”, December 9, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Universal Perspective Series: The Football Field of Time”, September 21, 2010

B Belmont. “A Knife, Peas, and Justice”, September 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “James Jay Lee brings the meaning of life question to the forefront of the mind”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 6, 2010.

B Belmont. “Lucretius, the Libertarian?”, September 1, 2010.

B Belmont. “Science beats out art and music for the greatest humankind achievement”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “Science unraveling the mathematical mysteries of the puzzling Rubik’s cube”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 23, 2010.

B Belmont. “Why Don’t the Rich Kill?”, July 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Has the World Gone Mad?”, July 23, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 4 & 5”, May 20, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 3”, May 15, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 2”, May 12, 2010.

B Belmont and K. “AnarchoDebates: 1”, May 11, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 4. Argumentation”, May 3, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 3. Truth”, May 2, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 2. Well-Being”, April 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Series of Experiments: 1. Respect”, April 28, 2010.

B Belmont. “On Being Mean”, April 27, 2010.

B Belmont. “Taboo on questioning religion, religious beliefs ought to be eliminated”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G. III, Or; How to Remain Completely Oblivious Even After All This Time”, April 22, 2010.

B Belmont. “Use scientific method to prove ideas, not just beliefs”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 19, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear T., Or; Just Because You Think, Doesn’t Make It So”, April 13, 2010.

B Belmont. “Opinions that are wrong cause harm, should not be respected”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “Ought From Is”, April 6, 2010.

B Belmont. “More than one right answer exists to moral questions”, The Nevada Sagebrush, April 5, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Philosophy of Philosophy”, April 4, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Criticism of Free Markets”, March 31, 2010.

B Belmont. “Absurdities plague organizations”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 29, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Ennui of Attending a State-Funded School”, March 28, 2010.

B Belmont. “Debate about God reinforces importance of scientific accuracy”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 22, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Sin of Contendedness”, March 16, 2010.

B Belmont. “Government taxation is a form of justified theft”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 12, 2010.

B Belmont. “Ok, So Why This Event?”, March 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Your Outrage, Or; Proof” March 3, 2010.

B Belmont. “Psychics’ skills rely on lucky guesses, probability”, The Nevada Sagebrush, March 2, 2010.

B Belmont. “Property: A Prelude”, February 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Homeopathic dosing is a flawed substitute for medicinal cures”, The Nevada Sagebrush, February 23, 2010.

B Belmont. “A Libertarian Perspective on the Day of Ashura”, February 21, 2010.

B Belmont. “Horoscopes are a fake system for insight into personalities”, The Nevada Sagebrush, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G. II, Or; How To Miss The Point, Again”, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Dear G., Or; How To Miss The Point”, February 8, 2010.

B Belmont. “Math proves alien life highly probable, contact unlikely”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 31, 2010.

B Belmont. “The Second Great Flaw of Democracy”, January 30, 2010.

B Belmont. “Reason through statements to men meaning or reject as false”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 25, 2010.

B Belmont. “Palindromes appear in nature, dates”, The Nevada Sagebrush, January 17, 2010.

B Belmont. “On The First Day Before Christmas: One Powerless Student Body”, December 24, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Third Day Before Christmas: Three Little Internet Bloggers Blogged About Me”, December 22, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Fifth Day Before Christmas: Five (plus) Thousand Dollars for Catering”, December 20, 2009.

B Belmont. “On The Eighth Day Before Christmas: Eight Commissioners Once Said To Me”, December 16, 2009.

B Belmont. “On the Tenth Day Before Christmas: Ten Brosefs Chest Bumped Me”, December 15, 2009.

B Belmont. “Mayan prediction of world’s end just a popular myth”, The Nevada Sagebrush, December 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Use critical thinking skills to avoid believing common myths”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 30, 2009.

B Belmont. “Humanities complement science in examining world”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 16, 2009.

B Belmont. “New ASUN Fee: The Failure of Democracy?”, November 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “Halloween celebrations prompt questions of zombies’ religion”, The Nevada Sagebrush, November 2, 2009.

B Belmont. “Religion passes down societal values through stories”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 26, 2009.

B Belmont. “Intelligent design Theory Insults Science, Religion”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 19, 2009.

B Belmont. “Nature is not moral, but does encourage morality”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 12, 2009.

B Belmont. “Vegetarianism grounded in neuroscience”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 28, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Dr. Pourhritch”, September 28, 2009.

B Belmont. “Computer programs lack thinking capacity of human brains, for now”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 14, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: The Killing Business”, September 14, 2009.

B Belmont. “Multiple processes allow the brain to read with ease”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Contracts”, September 7, 2009.

B Belmont. “Brain espouses the beauty of science, postmodern literature”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 31, 2009.

B Belmont. “Stop reading this column and start making friends”, The Nevada Sagebrush, August 29, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Public Displays of…Cannibalism?”, August 24, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Blatant Falsehoods”, August 17, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Skin Fashions”, August 10, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Pain”, August 3, 2009.

B Belmont. “Analog Dilemma: Animal Rights”, July 27, 2009.

B Belmont. “This is about self-reference and law (which in addition to being stated several times in the article is also the title).”, July 13, 2009.

B Belmont. “The Placation of Taxation”, July 4, 2009.

B Belmont. “iPorn: Paradoxes and Possibilities”, June 26, 2009.

B Belmont. “Responsibility and the Unknowable”, May 10, 2009.

B Belmont. “Not Following Dumb Laws; Or, Why the VisLupiEstGrex People are Idiots”, May 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “The Package and the Lesson”, April 22, 2009.

B Belmont. “Suicide: The Answer to the “Right to Life” Dilemma of Abortion?”, April 11, 2009.

B Belmont. “A Libertarian Conversation”, April 9, 2009.

B Belmont. “Who Will Lead the Leaders? Or; A Tale of the Blind Leading the Blind”, January 27, 2009.

B Belmont. “”Poor”nography and the Cycles of Government”, January 8, 2009.

B Belmont. “Why I Am Thankful For Wasteful Government”, November 27, 2008.

B Belmont. “Don’t Vote: The Irrationalities of the Election and the Cult of the Vote”, November 26, 2008.

B Belmont. “Nobody 08: Justified; of, The Merits of Not Voting”, October 24, 2008.

B Belmont. “We’re Setting the FIREs to Light the Way”, August 24, 2008.

B Belmont. “Georgia on my mind…but only because the State put it there…”, August 18, 2008.

B Belmont. “Welcome to MurderPark”, August 2, 2008.

B Belmont. “Trans Fats and Capitalistic Acts Between Consenting Adults”, July 26, 2008.

B Belmont. “Trivium succeeds in delivering well-thought-out message”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 17, 2016.

B Belmont. “Nicholson still full of fun, witty dialogue”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 10, 2006.

B Belmont. “The rules of moshing”, The Nevada Sagebrush, October 3, 2006.

B Belmont. “Pirate party plunders”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 26, 2006.

B Belmont. “Murder film made raunchy”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 19, 2006.

B Belmont. “Dumb, sizzling-hot fraternity boys are only in the movies”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 19, 2006.

B Belmont. “Movie meets drugs, sex and violence”, The Nevada Sagebrush, September 6, 2006.

B Belmont. “Reflections Upon a Broken Youth…”, The Maverick Messenger, June 2006.

B Belmont. “Walkouts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, The Maverick Messenger, April 2006.

B Belmont. “Project Runway: A Poem”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2006.

B Belmont, “…And Not a Drop to Drink”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2006.

B Belmont, “Braveheart Meets Animal Planet”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Creationism: An Immodest Proposal“, blessed by the Editors and the Journalism Teacher, struck down by the Principal (over ostensibly religious objections), The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “How does glue work?: Silly Science with Barry”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “R.I.P.-Off: Death Inc.”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Secondhand Smoke: Is it Really a Killer?”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “Sin City/Sim City”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont, “The Devil’s Dance Floor”, The Maverick Messenger, 2006.

B Belmont. “See No Evil, Speak No Evil”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “Real Eyes Realize Real Lies”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “House: Catch Up Next Tuesday”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2005.

B Belmont. “Of Mice and Men”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2005.

B Belmont. “Che: More Lennon than Lenin”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2005.

B Belmont. “The Millerites”, Mrs. Morlan’s American Literature H(onors) class, March 18, 2005. 76%. 

B Belmont. “Ghosts? Come on, Get Real!”, The Maverick Messenger, March 2005.

B Belmont. “How Do Refrigerators Work?: Simple Science with Barry”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2005. 

B Belmont. “Global Warming”, The Maverick Messenger, February 2005.

B Belmont. “The End of the World?”, The Maverick Messenger, January 2005.

B Belmont. “The Ten Percent Brain Myth”, The Maverick Messenger, December 2004.

B Belmont. “The Truth about Recycling”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2004.

G Spangler and B Belmont, “The Google Game”, The Maverick Messenger, November 2004.

B Belmont. “Protestors”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2004.

B Belmont. “School Bus Routes Pose Problems”, The Maverick Messenger, October 2003.

 

Presentations, Speeches & Talks

“Consequences of the Quantified Self”, Keynote speech at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center’s Searching for Health Conference, May 3, 2019

Panelist on “A moderated discussion on The Bleeding Edge“, The Center for Bioethics in Social Science and Medicine, March 18, 2019

Ethics in the “real world”: The Implant Files”, presentation to the Michigan Research and Discovery Scholars, January 23, 2019

‘‘The Teaching, the Teaching, the Teaching”, presentation to UM Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education, November 2018

“Romulus and Remus and CRISPR/Cas9”, MSBT Annual Panel on Genetic Engineering, September 20, 2018

“Multimodal non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring”, Seminar to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Shantou University, Summer 2018

“How did I get here?: Lessons from a year of teaching”, Coffee Chat for the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Committee at the University of Michigan, January 27, 2018

The Biomedical Condition“, Anatomical Donors Memorial Service at the University of Michigan, 2017

“Caution”, Ann Arbor The Moth Storyslam, August 1, 2017

Continuous inferior vena cava diameter tracking via ultrasound in spontaneously breathing patients“, 21st Annual Signal and Image Sciences Workshop, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, May 17, 2017

Life, stated simply“, Anatomical Donors Memorial Service at the University of Michigan, 2015

“Some far too preliminary investigations of simulated bioimpedance experiments”, Biomedical Engineering Student Seminar, November 17, 2014

The landscape of our human experience“, Anatomical Donors Memorial Service at the University of Michigan, 2014

“A Presentation Presentation”, American Society for Engineering Education, April 2014

“On Writing Well (Enough)”, Biomedical Engineering Student Seminar, March 31, 2014

“Dialysis fistula optimization via ultrasonic imaging”, Biomedical Engineering Student Seminar, February 17, 2014

“A Short History of Bioimpedance” Wu Seminar, October 25, 2013

“The very definition of our humanity”, Anatomical Donors Memorial Service at the University of Michigan, September 18, 2013

Point of No Return: Conflict Ground Zero Forum, November 17, 2010

The Tragedy of the Trojes, October 14, 2010

Tri-Partisan Debate, April 8, 2010

Abolish ASUN 2, February 15, 2010

Abolish ASUN, March 8, 2009

 

Videos

Snap, Crackle, Whop–How to Win the Wishbone, 2017 (consulted for Scientific American)

Engineering in 348 Words or Less, 2017

Wearable Sensors, 2015 (interviewed by Michigan Engineering)

What happens if you donate your body to science?. 2015 (interviewed by RT America)

How to Win a Thanksgiving Wishbone Breaking Contest, 2014 (done by Michigan Engineering)

To Engineer is Human, 2014

 

Awards & Honors

Honored Instructor, University Housing, 2019

Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, 2018

30 Under 30: Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2015

Student Research Presentation Award Runner-Up, NAMRC 43, 2015

Honorable Mention for “To Engineer is Human“, National Academy of Engineering “Engineering for You”, 2014

Extraordinary Student Research, Wu Manufacturing Research Center, 2014

Extraordinary Student Service, Wu Manufacturing Research Center, 2013

Event of the Year (2010), International Students for Liberty Conference, 2011

President of Club of the Year (“The UNR Students for Liberty”) (2008 – 2009), Associated Students of the University of Nevada, 2009

First Place, Best Entertainment Story, “Project Runway: A Poem“, 30th Anniversary Las Vegas Review-Journal High School Journalism Awards, 2006

Third Place, Opinion Writing / Serious, “Che: More Lennon than Lenin“, 30th Anniversary Las Vegas Review-Journal High School Journalism Awards, 2006

 

Things I consider real accomplishments but can’t really put on a traditional CV

  • Have written ~50 letters of recommendations (many to great success, all of which I meant). [Consider the CCRL’s Statement on Letters of Recommendation]
  • A student attended a bioethics discussion and said afterwards, “this is the kind of thing I always thought college would be.”
  • A student, when asked who his favorite philosopher was during an Ethics Bowl practice session, said that I, Barry Belmont, was.
  • Earned a 🌶 when RateMyProfessors.com still gave them out.
  • Can kinda play guitar