Students Honor Dunn with Outstanding Faculty Award

The Student Engineering Council (SEC) selected Dr. Andrew Dunn as the Most Outstanding Faculty in Biomedical Engineering for 2009–2010.

Peppas Receives 2010 William Hall Award from SFB

Nicholas Peppas is this year’s recipient of the C. William Hall Award from the Society For Biomaterials.

Peppas Selected to Receive the 2010 Maurice Janot Award

Professor Nicholas Peppas has been selected by an international scientific committee as the winner of the 2010 Maurice Marie Janot Award.

The Promise of a Cure

A promising cure for anthrax based on powerful antibodies developed by biochemical engineers and chemists at The University of Texas at Austin has been announced in the June 1 issue of Nature Biotechnology.

Diller Heads Major Meeting on Bionanotechnology in DC

The Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Professor Kenneth R. Diller, is the organizer and General Chair of the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Brannon-Peppas to speak at National Academy of Sciences Colloquia

In April 2007 at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC a program has been organized entitled "Nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine: Promises and Perils".

Hallock Receives Texas Exes' Advising Award

Jeff Hallock, an academic advisor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is among the 2009 recipients of the Texas Exes’  James W. Vick Texas Excellence Award for Academic Advising.

Premier $55 million BME Building Opens

AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin will dedicate on Thursday, Aug. 28 a new $55 million Biomedical Engineering building, which is being touted as a world-class facility for inter-disciplinary research and collaboration in biomedical engineering, pharmacy and natural sciences.

Tunnell's Cancer Detection Device Receives Accolades from BusinessWeek

A recent issue of the magazine Businessweek features the latest research of Dr. James Tunnell, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Muralidhar and Ganapathi Receive MIPS Student Scholar Awards

Gautam Muralidhar, a biomedical engineering graduate student, and Tejas Ganapathi, an electrical and computer engineering graduate student, both working in Professor Mia Markey’s lab, were awarded Student Scholar Awards from the Medical Image Perception Society (MIPS).

Improving Surgical Outcomes for Children, Cancer Patients

Faculty and students at the Cockrell School of Engineering are developing ways for cancer patients and children born with facial deformities to make more informed decisions about which reconstructive surgeries would be most aesthetically pleasing and practical based on their individual body types and personal preferences.

Roy Elected Fellow of BMES

Professor Krishnendu Roy has been elected a Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s (BMES) 2011 class. He is recognized for his pioneering contributions in biomaterials, nanabiotechnology, and drug delivery. Roy, along with six other fellows, will be inducted at the BMES 2011 Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut, October 12–15.

Puvanakrishnan's Abstract Selected as "Hot Topic" at ECI Conference

Engineering Conferences International (ECI) selected Priya Puvanakrishnan’s abstract, Real time Near Infrared Narrow Band Imaging of Tumors Using Gold Particles, as a Hot Topic for their annual conference held in June 2011 in Naples, Florida.

Zhang to Participate in NAE's 2011 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Professor John Zhang is one of 85 of the nation’s brightest young engineers to be selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 17th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium, which will be held September 19–21 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.