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Center for
Biomedical Engr & Rehabilitation Science

Center for Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Science

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Welcome! It is my pleasure to welcome you to CBERS (formerly known as CyBERS), the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and Rehabilitation Science at Louisiana Tech University. The Center for Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) has been identified as a Center of Excellence at Louisiana Tech University, first by the Louisiana State Legislature in 1985 when it was established, and more recently by the University of Louisiana System following a comprehensive review of programs at all of its colleges and universities. The Center coordinates and facilitates all biomedical engineering research activities on the campus as a mechanism of fostering collaborative research activities among a diverse group of faculty members with expertise that spans many academic disciplines including Biomedical Engineering, the other engineering disciplines, the physical and biological Sciences and the medical sciences. CBERS's members benefit from the Center's history of cooperation and collaboration with Tech's Institute for Micromanufacturing (Institute for Micromanufacturing) - another Center of Excellence, and Tech's Center for Numerical Simulation and Modeling.

CBERS and its closely affiliated Biomedical Engineering academic program have long had international acclaim for its biomedical engineering research and its rehabilitation engineering and science research and service. Within CBERS, the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) is nationally known for its quality rehabilitation services and educational programs. In partnership with Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, CREST's extensive staff provides Assistive Technology assessment and training services at no cost to individuals with disabilities at numerous locations within the State of Louisiana including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Ruston.

I hope that you will find our web site informative and that you will enjoy learning more about the exciting biomedical engineering and rehabilitation engineering research and service activities that are ongoing at Louisiana Tech University. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Leonidas Iasemidis, Ph.D.
Director, CBERS