Dr. Laura Suggs and Dr. John Zhang receive the NSF Career Award

Dr. Laura Suggs and Dr. John Zhang are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Pioneering Engineer Elected Into Prestigious 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.

Three BME Professors elected Fellows of AIMBE

Three University of Texas Biomedical Engineering faculty members have been elected Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). The news Fellows are: Professors Krishnendu Roy, Christine Schmidt, and Mauro Ferrari.

Three BME students receive Graduate Fellowships

Three biomedical engineering graduate students have received Continuing Fellowships from the Graduate School: Dian Jiao, Ph.D. working with Dr. Pengyu Ren, was awarded $19,000 plus tuition and fees. Tim Larson, Ph.D. student working with Dr. Konstantin Sokolov, and Bo Wang, Ph.D. student working with Dr. Stanislav Emelianov, both received fellowships of $18,000 plus tuition and fees.

Srivalleesha Mallidi wins Best Talk and Poster in Nanotechnology

Srivalleesha Mallidi, a doctoral student in the Biomedical Engineering department, is the winner of Best Talk for the Portfolio Student Presentations Spring 2009 and Winner of Best Poster for Nano Night Spring 2009 for Molecular specific photoacoustic imaging and Selective Detection of Cancer Using Photoacoustic Imaging and Gold Nanoparticles.

Brandon Nichols Awarded 2009 SPIE Scholarship

Brandon Nichols, a biomedical engineering undergraduate student working with Dr. James Tunnell, has been awarded a 2009 SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering!

Adrien Ponticorvo wins Second Place for Paper at GPAW Research Showcase

Adrien Ponticorvo, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, was awarded a prize for second place in Paper Presentation at the University of Texas At Austin’s Graduate Student Assembly Graduate Research Showcase.

Adrien Ponticorvo wins Total Grand Prize for Paper at GAIN Conference

Adrien Ponticorvo, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, has been awarded the Total Grand Prize for best paper and presentation at the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) Conference on February 17, 2009.

Krista Fridley wins Best Poster at GPAW Research Showcase

Krista Fridely, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, has been awarded Best Poster at the UT Austin Graduate Student Assembly Graduate Research Showcase.

Krista Fridley wins Grand Prize at GAIN Conference

Krista Fridley, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, was awarded the Innovation Grand Prize at the Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) Conference on February 17, 2009.

Lonnissa Nguyen selected as a fellow for UT ESI GK-12 Program

Lonnissa Nguyen, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, has been selected as a fellow for the University of Texas at Austin Environmental Science Institute’s GK-12 Program.

Erin Baker Receives UNCF/Merck Fellowship

Erin Baker, a biomedical engineering doctoral student, has been selected as a recipient of a 2009 United Negro College Fund (UNCF)/Merck Graduate Science Research Dissertation Fellowship.

Daniel Walk Receives Award for Best Poster at HSEMB

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student Daniel Walk received the Louis C. Sheppard Award for the Best Poster Presentation at the 2009 Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (HSEMB) meeting recently.

Dan Jiao Receives CCG Excellence Award

Dian Jiao, a BME graduate student in Professor Pengyu Ren’s Computational Biomolecular Engineering Lab, is a winner of the Chemical Computing Group (CCG) Excellence Award.

BME Students Awarded Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides support for specific scholarly research projects conducted by full-time UT undergraduate students enrolled in any department.