Jacob Rammer joined the college in August as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering. He is a specialist in pediatric orthopaedic disorders including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and spinal cord injury.
Prior to joining UWM, Rammer worked concurrently as a research specialist with Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago and a research assistant professor at Marquette University’s Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Engineering Center. He earned his PhD (2017), MS and BS in biomedical engineering, all from Marquette University.
Rammer brings to the college a background and expertise in product development, advanced research, and business development. In 2015, he founded a startup venture—EngAbility Inc.—that had been nurtured through I-Corps. Today, EngAbility focuses on research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of assistive and rehabilitative devices for manual wheelchair users.
The biomedical engineering undergraduate major was added in 2016 due to strong market demand. Undergraduate enrollment grew rapidly from 44 students in Fall 2016 to 131 in Fall 2018.