BME Celebrates the Class of 2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes the Class of 2016 into the UT Austin BME alumni family. 

Baker and Xie Combine Technologies To Create Designer Neurovascular Interfaces

Baker and XieProfessors Aaron Baker and Chong Xie are creating advanced neural interfaces to help patients with peripheral nerve injury or amputated limbs. 

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Named New Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

She will begin her appointment as department chair, professor and the holder of the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering at UT Austin on Aug. 1, 2016

Simulating Flow Leads to Better Insights Into the Spread of Cancer

A new high throughput device from Dr. Baker's lab could lead to more informative strategies for screening cancer drugs.

Zahedivash Receives a University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence

thumbnail image of Aydin ZahedivashThe University Co-Operative Society awarded BME student Aydin Zahedivash with a $3,000 George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence.

Rice Receives Stanford Undergraduate Research Association Award

thumbnail image of Carlton RiceThe Stanford Undergraduate Research Association has awarded biomedical engineering sophomore Carlton Rice first place in the Engineering category at the 2016 Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference.

Diller Receives Mysterious Eyes of Texas Excellence Award

thumbnail image of Ken DillerThe Eyes of Texas, an anonymous organization that awards ten UT Austin faculty members, administrators, or staff members each semester, has recognized Professor Kenneth Diller.

$2.7 Million Grant Advances Treatment to Regenerate Blood Vessels

UT Austin biomedical engineers have received a U.S. Department of Defense grant  to advance a treatment that could help millions of older Americans and people with diabetes affected by peripheral ischemia.

Students Receive 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

thumbnail image of NSF logoThe National Science Foundation has selected two students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

Markey receives NIH Funding to Build on Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Research

thumbnail image of Mia MarkeyFor many breast cancer patients, breast reconstruction is a central component of their treatment. But due to the overwhelming number of options and conflicting preferences, this process can sometimes be confusing and difficult.

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives NIH F32 Grant

thumbnail photo of Reza AcazmohammadiThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Reza Avazmohammadi, a postdoctoral fellow working with Professor Michael Sacks, a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32 grant).

Former BME Students Integral to Seton’s Commercialization of New Surgical Tool

photo of Dr HenrySeton Healthcare recently partnered with Medical Innovation Labs to license a ringless needle holder that makes suturing during surgeries easier.

Markey Honored with 2016 Women in Engineering Advocate Award

thumbnail image of Mia MarkeyThe award recognizes outstanding staff or faculty members viewed by the Women in Engineering Program as helping advance women in the field of engineering.

BME Alum Elected to National Academy of Engineering

thumbnail photo of Jennifer WestJennifer L. West has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).She is one of 80 new members and 22 new foreign members to join the NAE in 2016.

Jaewon Lee Receives IFER Fellowship for Intestinal Inflammatory Disease Research

thumbnail image of Jaewon LeeThe International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) has awarded Jaewon Lee, a graduate student working with Professor Hyun Jung Kim, with the IFER Graduate Student Fellowship in Alternatives in Scientific Research.