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.

Tunnell Takes Home SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

A UT Austin-developed 3-in-1 noninvasive skin cancer detection device that could save billions in health care costs took home top honors at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards. 

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.

NIH Appoints Sacks to Scientific Review Center

Sacks thumbThe National Institutes of Health has invited Michael Sacks, professor of biomedical engineering to serve as a member of the Bioengineering Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section. 

Perillo Receives Young Investigator Award for High Resolution Microscope

photo of Evan PerilloEvan Perillo, a third-year doctoral student working with Professors Andrew Dunn and Tim Yeh, received the PicoQuant Young Investigator Award at the SPIE Photonics West BiOS Conference.

Zaman Receives NIH Pathway to Independence Award

r zaman thumbRaiyan Zaman, who received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, has been awarded Pathway to Independence funding by the National Institute of Health.

Researchers Use Light to Manipulate Stiffness of Extracellular Matrix

Suggs Light is used as a diagnostic, therapeutic, and drug delivery tool. Researchers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering believe light can also be used to help answer biological questions about the effect of extracellular matrix stiffness on disease progression, according to a paper published by Professor Laura Suggs’ research group in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Texas Engineering Alumna Elected to National Academy of Engineering

BlanchardCheryl R. Blanchard, Cockrell School of Engineering alumna and CEO of Microchips Biotech Inc., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).