Dr. James Tunnell receives the Coulter Foundation Early Career Award

Professor James W. Tunnell has received a Phase II Early Career Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation to support his work in developing optical spectroscopy for the early detection of skin cancer.

Professor Diller is Editor to Top Ranked BME Journal

Professor Ken Diller has completed ten years as Associate Editor of the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering (ARBE).

Dr. Muhammad H. Zaman selected to participate in the 6th Annual NAFKI Conference

Dr. Muhammad H. Zaman, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected to participate in the 6th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference this year in November.

Dr. Andrew Dunn has been awarded a prestigious Dana Foundation grant for Neuroimaging

Professor Andrew Dunn has been awarded a prestigious Dana Foundation grant for Neuroimaging.

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.