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Sep 3 2021

Research Misconduct: The UI Policy and Case Studies to Aid In Understanding Misconduct

ECE 595 Department Seminar Series

September 3, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM




Chicago, IL 60607

Research Misconduct: The UI Policy and Case Studies to Aid In Understanding Misconduct

Presenter: Richard Gemeinhart, University of Illinois Chicago

Abstract: In this talk, the University of Illinois Policy on Integrity in Research and Publication ( will be reviewed, highlighting the responsibilities of individuals to practice the principles of research integrity. The procedures for reviewing research misconduct will also be reviewed.  Finally, several case studies of research misconduct will be reviewed. Following the presentation and discussion, the audience should understand the responsibilities of researchers and the consequences of failures to adhere to the practice of Research Integrity.

Speaker Bio: Rick Gemeinhart has served as the Research Integrity Officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois Chicago since late 2014, and in March, 2020 was appointed as an Associate Vice Chancellor for Research.

Gemeinhart holds appointments of professor in the department of pharmaceutical sciences in the College of Pharmacy, the departments of bioengineering and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, and the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences in the College of Medicine. His research focuses on understanding the use of polymers to control the local release of therapeutic molecules, and the understanding of the influence of polymers on cellular phenotype.

Named as a Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator, and Vahlteich Scholar at UIC, Gemeinhart has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Defense, and has served as a reviewer for these agencies. He's also received funding from several foundations. He is an editor for the journal Pharmaceutical Research, and serves on the editorial boards of two other journals.

Gemeinhart earned both his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary engineering and his doctorate in pharmaceutics from Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering before joining UIC in 2001.

Faculty Host: Shuo Han,

This lecture will be hosted online and will not be recorded.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Date posted

Sep 2, 2021

Date updated

Sep 22, 2021