Science and Technology Innovator: Arooj Khan

Driven to precision

Arooj Khan, ENG '18, came to Temple to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a physician, but her bioengineering classes showed her there is more than one way to have a positive impact on patient health.


Photo by Ryan S. Brandenberg

Solving problems is itself rewarding, but knowing that the precise measurements I’m making will benefit patients is the most inviting aspect of my work.”

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“Bioengineering opened up a world to me,” says Khan. “While I was at Temple, I worked on devices that helped either detect a medical issue or diagnose a medical condition. I saw that I could also make a difference by developing tools for the clinical setting.“ 

By the time she delivered the College of Engineering’s commencement address in 2018, Khan already had a job offer in hand. Today, as a quality engineer for Biogen in Boston, she is working on software for physicians treating multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The iPad app, which features six sections for evaluating an MS patient’s quality of life, neurological state, manual ability, cognitive ability, vision and gait, is used around the world, and is constantly being updated, thanks to Khan and her teammates. 

—By Elisa Ludwig

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