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.

Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas Appointed as Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department

Dr. Nicholas A. Peppas, the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering, has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Texas at Austin, effective September 1, 2009.

Heidi Mallon Receives CSE Staff Excellence Award

Heidi Mallon, the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator, has been awarded the 2009 Staff Excellence Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering!

Nancy Diamond Receives BME Staff Excellence Award

Nancy Diamond, Senior Administrative Associate, has been awarded the first annual Department of Biomedical Engineering Staff Excellence Award for 2009!

Art Rivas Receives University Outstanding Staff Award

Art Rivas, the Biomedical Engineering Building Manager, has been awarded the 2009 Outstanding Staff Award from The University of Texas at Austin!

Emelianov Elected Vice President of UFFC

Professor Stanislav Emelianov has been elected Vice President of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.

Zhang Attends DARPA YFA Award Ceremony

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recently named Professor John Zhang as one of 33 Young Faculty Award recipients.

Alumna Honored In Conjunction with Graduate School's 100th Anniversary

The Graduate School, which was established in 1910, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In honor of the milestone, the school published a commemorative anniversary book titled "Changing the World: Stories Celebrating 100 Years of Graduate Education at The University of Texas at Austin" that profiles 100 alumni—including one from the Biomedical Engineering Department: Jennifer Barton, who received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering in 1998 and her B.S. in electrical engineering in 1988.

Barton chairs the biomedical engineering program at the University of Arizona. She is a professor in biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and optical sciences. She is also a director of the BIO5 Institute, a collaboration between University of Arizona researchers, scientists, and students working in the fields of science, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, and engineering to find solutions to complex biology-based challenges.

Read more about other featured alumni from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Graduate School’s 100th Anniversary.

Alumna Honored In Conjunction with Graduate School's 100th Anniversary

The Graduate School, which was established in 1910, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.