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.

Advanced 3D Single-Molecule Tracking Microscope Helps Researchers Understand Cancer

The development of an innovative super-resolution microscope could help researchers better understand cancer.

Cockrell School Ranked No. 5 Best Engineering School in the World

Academic Ranking of World Universities logo copyIn the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions, the Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world.

Peppas to Step Down as Head of Biomedical Engineering

PeppasThumbRenowned biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Alum Selected for AAPM Inaugural Mentorship Program

r zaman thumbRaiyan Zaman, who received her Ph.D in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, has been selected to become an associate of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Science Council Associates Mentorship Program.

NIH Appoints Dunn to Scientific Review Center

dunn tthumbThe National Institutes of Health has invited Andrew Dunn, associate professor of biomedical engineering, to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section, Center for Review.

Zoldan Receives AHA Grant to Develop Minimally Invasive Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

The American Heart Association has awarded Professor Janet Zoldan with a National Scientist Development Grant to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Six High School Students Gain University Research Lab Experience

hsthumbSix students from St. Stephen's Episcopal, McNeil High School, and West Lake Highschool spent three weeks working alongside graduate students in Dr. Nicholas Peppas' Laboratory of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Bionanotechnology. 

Controlled Release Society Honors Peppas for Lifetime Contributions

thumbnail of Nicholas PeppasThe Controlled Release Society (CRS) recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cancer REU Connects Researchers with Advocates

In May the Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomed ten undergraduate students to its NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program called BME CUReS Cancer.

Sacks Gives Keynote Lecture at International Conference

Sacks 2014thumbProfessor Michael Sacks gave the keynote lecture at the International Conference on Computational, Mathematical, and Biomedical Engineering in Cachan, France.

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.