Marquette professor’s engineering design textbook earns Most Promising New Textbook Award from Textbook & Academic Authors Association

“Biomedical Engineering Design,” a textbook co-authored by Dr. Jay Goldberg, professor of practice in biomedical engineering, is one of 25 texts to earn a 2024 Most Promising New Textbook Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association. This award recognizes excellence in first edition textbooks and learning materials. The awards will be presented during an evening virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 26.

“Biomedical Engineering Design” presents the design processes and practices used in academic and industry medical device design projects and is intended to be used in undergraduate and graduate courses involving medical device design. The authors aimed to address gaps in existing textbooks and prepare students for professional practice by presenting aspects of the design process that apply not only to student design projects, but also to industry design projects.

“We are honored to receive this award from TAA. It confirms the value of our book and its potential contribution to biomedical engineering design education,” Goldberg said. “It fills an unmet need in its approach and coverage. I look forward to seeing the impact it will have on the future designers of medical devices as students learn how to create value for patients, healthcare providers and caretakers.”

At Marquette, “Biomedical Engineering Design” is used by Goldberg for the biomedical engineering senior design capstone course and needs finding/clinical literacy course, allowing students to focus on topics specific to medical device design rather than general design applications.

Goldberg co-authored the textbook alongside Dr. Joseph Tranquillo, associate provost for transformative teaching and learning and professor of biomedical engineering at Bucknell University, and Dr. Robert Allen, research assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert Einstein School of Medicine.

“Biomedical Engineering Design” is Goldberg’s third published book alongside “Capstone Design Courses: Preparing Biomedical Engineers for the Real World” (Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2012) and “Capstone Design Courses: Producing Industry-Ready Biomedical Engineers” (Morgan and Claypool Publishers, 2007).

In 2019, Goldberg was elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Prior to joining Marquette, he worked in a variety of medical device research and development roles, and currently holds six patents for urological devices.