Gel-like material shows promise as oral insulin pill for diabetes

Biomedical engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin report development of a gel-like material that could help speed the long-awaited arrival of insulin that can be taken in a pill by mouth, rather than with injections. The study appears in the April 14 issue of the American Chemical Society's Biomacromolecules, a monthly journal.

Peppas Receives Pierre Galletti Award

Professor Nicholas A. Peppas received the prestigious Pierre Galletti Award at the 2008 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on February 21st.

Dr. Mia K. Markey receives Carnegie Mellon Recent Alumni Award

Dr. Mia K. Markey recently received a Carnegie Mellon Recent Alumni Award for 2007.

Ankur Singh, BME graduate student, receives STAR Award

Ankur Singh, a BME graduate student, recently received the STAR Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

Steven Ma Receives Outstanding Scholar/Leader Award

BME graduating senior Steven Hsiang-yu Ma is the recipient of the Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding Scholar – Leader Award.

BME grad students capture 2 of 3 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Student Research Grants

Narasimhan Rajaram and Jaesook Park have been recently informed that both will receive American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Student Research Grants for 2008.

BME Undergraduate Program Receives ABET Accreditation

The undergraduate program in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is now fully accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Margo Cousins and Vicki Stratton win COE Staff Awards

Two Department of Biomedical Engineering staff members, Margo Cousins and Vicki Stratton, are a part of the 2008 winners of Cockrell School of Engineering Staff Excellence Awards!

Cindy Zimmerman wins 2 Staff Awards

Cindy Zimmerman of the BME Undergraduate Advising Office has been awarded the Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding Facilitator Award for Fall 2007.

Research contribution of Professors Stanislav Emelianov and Konstantin Sokolov featured on cover page of Nanoletters

The June 2009 issue of the American Chemical Society publication Nanoletters featured prominently the latest work of Professors Stanislav Emelianov and Konstantin Sokolov on “Plasmonic Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging for Detection of Macrophages in Atherosclerotic Plaques.”

Review article of Mary Caldorera-Moore and Nicholas Peppas featured on cover page of Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews

The December 2009 issue of the Elsevier publication Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews features the latest review of graduate student Mary Caldorera-Moore and Professor Nicholas Peppas on “Micro- and nanotechnologies for intelligent and responsive biomaterial-based medical systems.”

Professor Peppas and Chemical Engineering Professor Maynard Receive Gates Foundation Grant on Targeted Oral Vaccines

Professors Jennifer Maynard (of Chemical Engineering) and Nicholas Peppas (of Biomedical Engineering) have received a Gates Foundation grant on “Targeted Oral Vaccines to Induce Cellular & Mucosal Immunity”.

Biomedical engineers receive $11.6 million from National Cancer Institute to offer non-traditional cancer research approaches

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering is among a consortium of leading research entities from across the United States selected to receive up to $11.6 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish a center to conduct innovative cancer research.

Nicholas Peppas Inducted to the Institute of Medicine

On October 12, Professor Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair of the BME Department, was officially inducted to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Peppas was elected last year (Class of 2008) for his pioneering work on biomedical materials, drug delivery, drug transport in cells and bionanotechnology. That same day IOM announced the new class (Class of 2009) of elected IOM members which included a former student and postdoctoral fellow of Dr. Peppas, Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado.