Cockrell School of Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin


New Method Improves on Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials

brainNishant Verma (Ph.D. 2015), a researcher who studied with Professor Mia Markey, coauthored a paper that describes a new method for measuring the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

Diller Pitches Venture at StARTup Studio

dillerthumbProfessor Ken Diller pitched a startup venture at StARTup Studio, which provides UT Austin professors with guidance in the art of technology commercialization.

Models of mitral valve biomechanics & cell mechanobiology seek to help surgery success rates

Chung Hao Lee thumbChung-Hao Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation (CCS), studies the biomechanics and cell mechanobiology of the heart's mitral valve—the organ that helps prevent the backflow of blood from the heart's left ventricle into the left atrium when the heart pumps blood to the body.

Kim Wins 3D Human Reconstructed Tissues for Research

Kim74The Peta International Science Consortium and MatTek Corporation have awarded Professor Hyun Jung Kim with 3D reconstructed human tissue models for his winning research proposal.

Distinguished Cancer Researcher Thomas Yankeelov to Join BME Faculty

Thomas Yankeelov Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished senior cancer researcher with expertise in computational biology, advanced imaging, and mathematical modeling, will join The University of Texas at Austin as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell Medical School. He will hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr., Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Professorship II – Computational Oncology, and he will lead the Tumor Modeling Group in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).

Texas 4000 Grants Funds to BME Cancer Researchers

Texas 4000 has awarded Drs. Amy Brock and Jenny Jiang $25,000 each for their breast cancer-related research.

Gut-on-a-Chip Could Hold the Key to Treating IBD

Dr. Hyun Jung Kim's research simulates the microenvironment of a living human intestine and may lead to effective treatments for therapies for inflammation.

Immune System Could Hold Key to Curing Cancer

jeng74Dr. Jenny Jiang and her team in the Jiang Lab on Systems Immunology are investigating the immune system's development and why it tolerates tumors. The answer to these questions could be the key to curing cancer. Watch the story on KEYE TV.

Culver Receives Harrington Fellowship

Culver Heidi Heidi Culver, a graduate student working with Professor Nicholas Peppas, has received a Donald D. Harrington Fellowship, the highest graduate fellowship award given by The University of Texas at Austin.

Students Create Award-Winning Patient Monitor To Improve Global Health

A team of students from The University of Texas at Austin has developed an award-winning low-cost patient monitor focused on improving global health.

Baker and Dunn Promoted

bakerdunnTwo faculty members within the Department of Biomedical Engineering have been promoted. Dr. Aaron Baker has been promoted to associate professor and Dr. Andrew Dunn has been promoted to full professor. Both have made a significant impact on the department's culture of innovation, teaching, and research.

Dunn Receives UT System Seed Grant to Develop New Microscope

Andrew Dunn received a $100,000 seed grant through the UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Research Institute as part of an initiative to jump-start multidisciplinary research on the human brain.

Researchers Discover A New Driver of Membrane Curvature

A team of researchers, led by Professor Jeanne Stachowiak, have discovered a previously unrecognized mechanism for how cells regulate the shape and content of their membranes. Their findings were published in Nature Communications.

Ayoub Wins Scholarship and is Invited to Workshop

Salma ThumbSalma Ayoub, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, has won the Novus Biologicals Fall 2015 Scholarship and been selected for the NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop.

New Texas Engineering Institute Advances Health Care Solutions for Today's Patients

The university is launching its first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.