BME Undergrads Win Top Prize at Roden Case Study Competition

The Excelsior team, comprised of biomedical engineering’s Lucas Artusi, Blayne Kettlewell, and Amy O’Neil, along with business major Stephanie Nixon, won first prize at the 2nd Annual Roden Case Competition in February.

BME Students Win Four Top Awards at GAIN Conference

Four Biomedical Engineering graduate students were presented with awards at the annual Graduate and Industry Networking (GAIN) event held on February 23 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center.

Varun Pattani Receives Best Student/Resident Paper Award from American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) has recognized Varun Pattani with a Best Student/Resident Paper Award in the Basic Science/Optical Diagnostics section for the 30th ASLMS Annual Conference.

Emily Chen Receives Cockrell School of Engineering Student Leadership Award

Emily Chen, an undergraduate in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Plan II Honors Program, was recently presented with a 2010 Cockrell School of Engineering Student Leadership Award.

Min Qu receives Best Poster Award in the Photons Plus Ultrasound conference at the 2010 SPIE Photonics West Symposium

Min Qu, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Stanislav Emelianov in the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory, has received the “Best Poster Award” in the Photons Plus Ultrasound conference at the 2010 SPIE Photonics West symposium, held in San Francisco, California.

Armin Aliefendic Receives 2009 First-Year Interest Group Mentor Award

Mr. Armin Aliefendic, a Biomedical Engineering undergraduate student, is the recipient of the 2009 Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding First-Year Interest Group Mentor Award.

Natalie Craik Receives Prestigious Larry Temple Scholarship

Ms. Natalie Craik, a Biomedical Engineering and Plan II Honors undergraduate student, has been honored as one of two winners of the 2009-2010 Larry Temple Scholarship.

Ankur Singh Receives BMES Graduate Student Award

Ankur Singh, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Krishnendu Roy, is a recipient of a graduate student research award of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) this year.

Kimberly Homan, Ph.D. candidate, gives pancreatic cancer patients a fighting chance

As a logistics officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Kimberly Homan specialized in leading convoys and directing supplies and equipment to where they needed to be.

Yuxuan Wang Wins $20,000 Top Prize in University Co-op George H. Mitchell Student Awards

Yuxuan Wang, a biochemistry undergraduate senior working with Biomedical Engineering Professor Christine Schmidt and Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Andrew Ellington, has won the $20,000 grand prize in the 10th annual University Co-op George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Austin.

Emelianov Elected to Administrative Committee of the IEEE UFFC

Dr. Stanislav Emelianov has been elected to the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.

Schmidt Receives Prestigious NSF Fellowship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research recently selected Dr. Christine Schmidt as an American Competiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellow for 2010.

Professor Markey Awarded UT System Grant to Enhance Mammogram Technology

Biomedical engineering professor Mia K. Markey and electrical engineering Al Bovik have been awarded $50,000 from the UT System to develop a computer program to improve evaluation of x-ray images, specifically mammograms.

Professors Sokolov and Emelianov Awarded NCI Research Grant for Improved Cancer Imaging and Treatment

BME Professor Konstantin (Kostia) Sokolov has received a new NIH R01 grant on “Biodegradable Plasmonic Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging and Therapy.”

Zhang appointed Assistant Editor of Biomedical Microdevices

Professor John Zhang has been appointed an Assistant Editor of the journal Biomedical Microdevices.