Construction: Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine

Photo showing construction of building structure.
Photo showing floor construction.
Plane view showing ground-floor layout.

Building construction is in progress for the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine on the main campus of the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK). The building will house the classrooms, offices, and laboratories used to apply engineering development to medical devices.

Medical engineering, which integrates the fields of medicine and engineering for the purpose of advancing healthcare research, testing, diagnosis, and practice, will have a profound effect on healthcare generally but also on healthcare delivery in India’s underserved populations. Medical engineers work to improve human health through a range of developments,  including prosthetic limbs, implantable medical devices, medical imaging, biomedical signal processing, tissue and stem cell engineering, and 3-D biological organs.

In addition to ongoing construction, activity is underway to hire and train the individuals who will drive innovation in the Mehta Family Center for Engineering in Medicine once the building is completed. 

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