Dr. Nicholas Peppas receives Co-op Career Research Excellence Award

Dr. Nicholas Peppas will receive the 2007 University of Texas Co-Op's Career Research Excellence Award in honor of his outstanding body of work and contributions to bioengineering and chemical engineering.

Ali Khademhosseini Receives Early Career Award from White House

Ali_KhademhosseiniKhademhosseini Receives Early Career Award from White House
Ali Khademhosseini, and 2011 Donald D. Harrington Fellow and visiting scholar in the Department of Biomedical Engineering is a recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in early stages of their careers.

Visiting Scholar Receives Early Career Award from White House

Two scientists from The University of Texas at Austin are among the 2011 recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Students Launch Giving Campaign to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

10th_AnniversaryStudents Launch Giving Campaign to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

The 2011–2012 academic year marks the Department of Biomedcial Engineering's 10th anniversary as a full-fledged academic department offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Ph.D. Alumna Raiyan Zaman Selected for Stanford's CVIS Program

Raiyan Zaman

Ph.D. Alumna Raiyan Zaman Selected for Stanford's CVIS Program
Raiyan Zaman, Ph.D. ’11, currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been selected to participate in the school’s Multidisciplinary Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging (CVIS).

Dr. Peppas Elected a Member of the Institute of Medicine

AUSTIN, Texas –Nicholas A. Peppas was elected today to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences, becoming the first faculty member from The University of Texas at Austin to receive this honor — the highest recognition a scientist or engineer in the medical sciences can receive in the United States.

RNA molecules, delivery system improve vaccine responses, effectiveness

October 7, 2008, AUSTIN, Texas – A novel delivery system that could lead to more efficient and more disease-specific vaccines against infectious diseases has been developed by biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Georgiou and Dr. Peppas named on AIChE 100 Engineers of the Modern Era List

Professors George Georgiou and Nicholas Peppas have been named to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 100 Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era list in honor of their achievements, leadership and imagination that has shaped the field of chemical engineering.

Dr. Peppas to serve as Associate Editor of AIChE Journal

Prof. Nicholas A. Peppas, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been appointed as an Associate Editor of American Institute for Chemical Engineering Journal (AIChE Journal).

Dr. Peppas Elected to Board of Directors of BMES

Prof. Nicholas A. Peppas, Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Baker Receives NIH Director's New Innovator Award

Aaron Baker, an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as one of 49 scientists and engineers around the country to receive a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award.

Rochal Industries & Suggs Receive Army SBIR Grant to Help Soldiers

Rochal Industries, a privately owned research company in San Antonio, Texas, has received funding through an Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to conduct further research on a wound dressing technology developed in Professor Laura Suggs’ lab.

Society of Women Engineers Honors Wanakule

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has recognized Prinda Wanakule, a doctoral student in Professor Krish Roy’s lab, as an Outstanding Collegiate Member, which is the highest honor for students. She will receive an award during SWE’s 2011 annual conference in Chicago, Illinois and will have a biography printed in SWE Magazine.

Five Faculty Promoted to Associate Professors

Five faculty members within the Department of Biomedical Engineering have been promoted to associate professors with tenure. Andrew Dunn, Pengyu Ren, Laura Suggs, James Tunnell, and John Zhang have been recognized for their outstanding support of the university’s culture of innovation through their contributions to teaching and research.

Puvanakrishnan Receives BMES Graduate Research Award

Priyaveena Puvanakrishan, a doctoral student in Professor James Tunnell’s lab, has won a BMES 2011 Graduate Student Award (Extended Abstract) for her paper titled Near-Infrared Narrow Band Imaging of Targeted Gold Nanorods in EGFR Over-Expressing Squamous Cell Carcinomas.