2018 Biomedical Engineering Society Officers

The 2018 BMES officers share a laugh outside Gearhart Hall.

(From Left) Alaa Abdelgawad, Sherly Fadel, Dubem Egbosimba, Jack West, Smit Patel, Marinna Tadros, Emma Sullivan.


Chidubem Egbosimba

Vice President

Alaa Abdelgawad


Marinna Tadros


Emma Sullivan

Publicity Coordinator

Jack West

Engineering Student Council Chair

Smit Patel


President – Dubem Egbosimba

I am a senior Biomedical Engineering student from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After completing undergraduate studies I plan on attending graduate school and pursuing a career in biomedical research. I am a member of the University of Arkansas Chess Club and conducting undergraduate research with Dr. Radwan Al Faouri regarding nano-pore forming proteins and artificial cells. My hobbies include; broadening my knowledge, chess, golf, basketball, and painting.

Vice President – Alaa Abdelgawad

I am a senior Biomedical Engineering major from Cairo, Egypt. I am currently an undergraduate researcher in the field of Functional Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy with Dr. Rajaram. I am interested in pursuing a career in research and plan to attend graduate school after my graduation in May 2019. I was interning as a clinical engineer throughout the summer of 2016 in Children’s Cancer Hospital in Cairo where I worked with other biomedical engineers to maintain equipment for diagnosing illnesses and treating patients. Besides BMES, I am a cross cultural mentor and honors ambassador. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, painting ,and cooking.

Treasurer – Marinna Tadros

I am a Junior Biomedical Engineering major from White Hall, Arkansas. After I graduate, I plan on attending medical school. I am currently a part of the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Lab that works on developing procedures and devices for the improvement of mitral valve repairs with Dr. Jensen. In addition to my involvement with BMES, I am a SI leader for the Chemistry department as well as an Honors College Fellow.

Secretary: Alaa El-Khouly


I am a junior Biomedical Engineering major from Cairo, Egypt and I grew up in Arkansas. I am currently an undergraduate researcher in the Translational Biophotonics and Imaging Laboratory. We are using two photon microscopy and fluorescence to investigate changes in mouse colorectal tissues. My future goals consist of attending medical school to become a dermatologist with a focus in cutaneous cancers. In my free time I enjoy abstract painting and being a literacy volunteer with elementary students to enrich their enjoyment for reading and learning.

Publicity Coordinator – Jack West

I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering student with a minor in Spanish from Kansas City, Missouri. I plan on attending medical school after graduation with further plans to be dermatologist. I conducted research at the Veterans Hospital in Kansas City this summer working with oncolytic viruses and how they treat brain tumors. Outside of BMES, I am an RA in Hotz Honors Hall and the president of oSTEM. I enjoy volunteering, hammocking, and trying new places to eat.

Engineering Student Council Chair – Smit Patel

I am a sophomore Biomedical Engineering major with a Mathematics minor. I know 4 languages, and can crack a joke in 3 of them. I love reading and collecting quotes. Above all, I love talking to people. If you see me on campus, come say hi! When I am not working for BMES, I am either studying, doing research, or sleeping. I am the current Health and Well-Being Project Lead of McMillon Innovation Studio.

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