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Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Student Wins ACCE Student Paper Competition

Kordell Tan
Kordell’s award is a significant achievement for both himself and UND’s Biomedical Engineering program. Photo courtesy of Kordell Tan.

Kordell Tan, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering at the UND College of Engineering & Mines, has won the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) Student Paper Competition, in the US/Canada Doctorate Division. The competition showcases the talents of undergraduate and graduate clinical engineering students through their development of a paper involving any area of clinical engineering practice.

Tan’s winning paper, titled “Development of a Vein Detecting Imaging System,” will be published on the ACCE website. The paper explores the development of an imaging system that can detect veins.

“The overall motivation for this project is to achieve a better understanding of using light and imaging sensors to visualize the arterial system under the skin throughout various parts of the body, using simple light-emitting diodes (LED) as a light source,” writes Tan in his paper.

The award is given to an enrolled student in a clinical engineering or related doctorate program whose work “contributes significantly to the body of knowledge in the field.” Tan’s paper demonstrated relevance to current and future concerns, his understanding of the subject, familiarity with other relevant work in the field, application of the topic in the profession, appropriate analysis, strong presentation format, and solid results and discussion to support the conclusion.

Tan submitted his paper for Dr. Bo Liang‘s EECS 590 course, Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Liang provided feedback on his paper and reviewed his vein detection-imaging project before submission.

Tan’s win in the ACCE Student Paper Competition is a significant achievement for both himself and the Biomedical Engineering program at the university. Congratulations to Kordell Tan on his well-deserved win!


Written by Paige Prekker  //  UND College of Engineering & Mines