Kristen Maitland, PhD '06


While working toward her bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering and after an arthroscopic knee surgery, Kristen Maitland began thinking about applying optics to biomedical engineering. Maitland chose The University of Texas at Austin to pursue her doctoral studies because she wanted to work with Professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum (currently at Rice University), an expert in high-resolution imaging. Read more...



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Graduate Program

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Biomedical Engineering Building (BME) Room 3.308AF
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Andrea Davis, Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Laura Suggs, Graduate Advisor

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Andrew Dunn, Ph.D., Graduate Advisor, Professor

Frequently Asked Questions

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SURE Walk is a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to UT students, faculty and staff, with the help of student volunteers. SURE Walk is in service Monday-Thursday, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

To use SURE Walk, call 512-232-9255 or email