Congratulations to Kam Hon Hoi, a graduate student working in Professor George Georgiou's lab, on receiving the Thomas Marschall Runge, M.D. Endowed Presidential Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Andrew Dunn, a researcher in optical and molecular imaging and applications in neuroscience, has won an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.

Mia K. Markey, associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Professor Thomas Milner was named Inventor of the Year at the university's annual Inventor Award Ceremony on Nov. 19. Milner pioneered the development of optical-based instrumentation applications that help physicians and patients in clinical settings.

Professor Stanislav Emelianov has been named Section Editor for Advances in Technology for the new open access journal Photoacoustics.



Graduate student Nishamathi Kumaraswamy placed 3rd in the poster collegiate contest at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Conference, held in Baltimore, MD from October 24–26.

The Journal of Visual Experiments (JoVE) recently published research for treating and preventing breast cancer co-authored by Assistant Professor Amy Brock, while she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

The way Stanislav Emelianov puts it, Mother Nature presented us with the puzzle of breast cancer. But Mother Nature has also provided the tools with which we solve the puzzle.


The American Institute of Chemical Engineers has recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas with its 2013 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award for his achievement in science, impact in education, and commitment to professional service.

Suraj Makhija, a senior biomedical engineering student working in Professor Stanislav Emelianov's lab, won a 1st Place Poster Award at the World Molecular Imaging Congress held in Savannah, Georgia, September 18–21, 2013.