Tunnell Receives $1.51 Million for Nanoparticle Cancer Research

Prof. James Tunnell is the recipient of a 5-year, $1.51 million National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute R01 grant titled, “Metal Nanoparticle Mediated Imaging, Targeting, and Treatment of Cancer.”

Dr. Nicholas Peppas selected as one of the One Hundred Engineers of the Modern Era

Nicholas Peppas recognized by AIChE

Schmidt develops Detergent to Promote Nerve Healing

A detergent solution developed at The University of Texas at Austin that treats donor nerve grafts to circumvent an immune rejection response has been used to create acellular nerve grafts now used successfully in hospitals around the country.

Dr. Nicholas Peppas elected President of the IUSBSE

Dr. Nicholas Peppas has been elected President of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE).

Dr. Christine Schmidt is recipient of the Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award

Dr. Christine Schmidt is the recipient of the first Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award, one of four new Life Sciences Awards sponsored by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Zaman Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

This award recognizes outstanding classroom teaching by an assistant professor to promote and encourage exceptional teaching in a faculty member's early career.

Dr. Nicholas Peppas elected to ASEE Academy of Fellows

Dr. Nicholas Peppas has been elected to the American Society for Engineering Education Academy of Fellows. 

ACS honors Dr. Pengyu Ren with HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Dr. Ren has been selected as one of four recipients of the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Division of Computers in Chemistry (COMP).

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.