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Alum Appointed to UT System Board of Regents

UTsealJustin Drake, who received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering in 2011, has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as a student regent to the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Ayoub Receives SB3C People's Choice Poster Award

Salma AyoubSalma Ayoub, a graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, was the first place winner of the People's Choice Poster Award at the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference.

Ren Receives NIH Funding to Build Modeling Tool that Accelerates Drug Discovery

Pengyu Ren is developing physical models and software programs that researchers will be able to use to better understand and predict protein-ion recognition and selectivity.

Peppas is One of the Most Cited Researchers in World

PeppasThumbProfessor Nicholas Peppas has made the list of most cited researchers in the world. Out of 669 ranked researchers with an h-index larger than 100, Peppas is ranked 130. He has an h-index of 131 and 71,921 citations.

BME Celebrates the Class of 2015

The University of Texas at Austin granted 86 bachelor's, eight master's, and nine doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering in 2014–2015.

Dunn Receives NIH Funding for New Neurosurgery Imaging Technique

Professor Andrew Dunn develops a new technique for quantitatively imaging blood flow across the surface of the brain.

Momin Receives University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award

mominThe University Co-operative Society and The University of Texas at Austin recognized biomedical engineering undergraduate Noor Momin with University Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Awards for Academic Excellence at a ceremony on April 30, 2015.

Eight Students Receive Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships

Tower ThumbThe following students will receive $2,500 for the upcoming 2015–2016 academic year: Corinne Alford, Varun Bora, Priya Chacko, Jacob George, Brian Li, Amanda Meriweather, Karl Solomon, and Katherine Young.

Markey Receives Duke University Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

markeyMia K. Markey received the 2015 Duke University Distinguished Young Alumnus Award on April 24, 2015. The award recognizes Markey, who graduated with a Ph.D. in bioengineering in 2002 from Duke University, for her mission to develop decision support systems for clinical decision-making and scientific discovery.

Georgiou Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Georgiou has paved the way for advances in medicine that improve people’s lives, with discoveries to fight macular degeneration and osteoporosis.

Ramamoorthy Makes Glamour’s “Top 10 College Women” List

Divya Ramamoorthy, a biomedical engineering junior, was selected as one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women, for her work generating heart tissue.

Students Receive 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

NSF-thumb1The National Science Foundation has selected four graduate students and one graduating senior from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Markey Recognized with ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering

Mia K. Markey is recognized for her dedication to teaching and innovative research in the area of cost-effective, computational medical decision aids to help physicians better diagnose, treat, and manage cancer.

BME Celebrates E-Week, Takes 1st Place in Competition

Biomedical engineering students took first place in the school-wide competition and raising over $1,100 to be donated to Helping Hand.

Peppas Receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Patras

Nicholas A. Peppas has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Greece's University of Patras, making this his sixth honorary doctorate.