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Four Professors Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

AIMBE THUMBThe American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has elected Professors Andrew Dunn, Pengyu Ren, Laura Suggs, and James Tunnell from the Department of Biomedical Engineering to its College of Fellows.

Texas Biomedical Engineer Wins Prestigious Award to Study Cancer-Fighting Cells

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation selected Professor Jenny Jiang for its prestigious 2015 Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award.

Peppas Named Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Peppas Apr 2013 thumbNicholas Peppas, chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Startup Continues to Grow as it Started, Through Senior Design

micromulsionthumbIn 2013 a group of biomedical engineering seniors developed a product for their senior design course and started a company. Today, as alumni, they're working with current BME seniors to improve that same product.

Peppas Inducted into Prestigious National Academy of Inventors

Nicholas Peppas has been honored as a world leader in the fields of biomaterials, bionanotechnology, drug delivery, and pharmaceutical bioengineering.

BME Cancer Researchers Receive CPRIT Funding

sealtexasProfessors George Georgiou and Thomas Milner have received a total of $3.3 million in funding for two different grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

George Georgiou Named a 2014 Inventor of the Year

George Georgiou received the 2014 Inventor of the Year award presented by the Office of Technology Commercialization on November 12, 2014. 

Alumnus Oscar Ayala Receives NDSEG Fellowship

OscarAyalathumbAlumnus Oscar Ayala, a third year graduate student at Vanderbilt University, received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship awarded through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Diller Receives Max Jacob Memorial Award

The award recognizes eminent scholarly achievement and distinguished leadership in the field of heat transfer. It is the highest honor in the field of heat transfer bestowed by ASME and AIChE.

Markey’s Research Wins Best Paper Award in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PRSGO2014BestpaperThere are more reconstruction options available to survivors of breast cancer today. However making a decision about which method to pursue can be difficult.

Three New Faculty Join Department in 2014–2015

The department welcomes three professors with research interests in systems biology and computational modeling, bioinspired organ mimicry andregenerative medicine, and bionanotechnology.

Stachowiak to Present Lipid Research at Biophysical Society Meeting in Japan

Professor Jeanne Stachowiak will present her research at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan. The meeting will take place September 25–27 in Sapporo, Japan.

Emelianov Receives Funds to Detect Plaques that Cause Heart Attacks

Researchers are using intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging to identify blockages most likely to cause heart attacks.

Jacob Sacks Wins Award at Penn Engineering REU

Jacob Sacks Jacob Sacks, a biomedical engineering senior, participated in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania through the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST) program.

Professor and Alum to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Sixth FOEE SymposiumProfessor Jenny Jiang and alumna Mary Caldorera-Moore have been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.