Postdoctoral fellow Enrique Contreras Hernández has received the ConTex Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Hernandez works in the lab of Samantha Santacruz, an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering, and received his PhD from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City, Mexico.

Professor Kenneth Diller pens and op-ed for the Houston Chronicle

Manuel Rausch, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics and biomedical engineering, was selected by the American Heart Association (AHA) to receive a Career Development Award. According to the AHA, the award provides three years of funding and supports “highly promising healthcare and academic professionals” in their early professional years, with the purpose of assisting them with developing research skills that could lead to retaining a high-quality career position.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded William Meador, a graduate student working with Assistant Professor Manuel Rausch, with a Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) for his project entitled, "Tricuspid valve adaptation to right heart disease."

Sapun Parekh joined UT Austin as an assistant professor in the spring of 2019. Previously he worked at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He received a PhD in bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and a BS in electrical engineering from UT Austin.

Samantha Santacruz joined UT Austin in the fall of 2018 as an assistant professor. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, received her PhD and MS degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University and her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics with honors from UC Berkeley.

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin found that bathing 1-2 hours before bedtime in water of about 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit can significantly improve your sleep.

UT Austin researchers have discovered a method and model to facilitate the growth of blood vessels using powerful human induced pluripotent stem cells, which will advance the field of regenerative medicine.

The laboratory of Jeanne Stachowiak, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a new four-year R01 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health. The focus of the grant is to study protein networks and their role in driving traffic within cells.

Mentoring an astronaut, serving as a department chair of two UT Austin engineering departments, and having his research used as expert testimony in the infamous 1998 McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit are just three unique accomplishments that showcase the wide and varied impact of Kenneth Diller’s career in education and research.