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.

Wang Receives Best Student/Resident Paper from ASLMS

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) recently awarded Tianyi Wang, a doctoral student in Professor Tom Milner’s lab, the Best Student/Resident Paper Award for his paper entitled Combined OCT and Multi-Photon Luminescence Microscopy for Macrophage Detection in Atherosclerotic Plaques Using Plasmonic Gold Nanorose, which he submitted to the Photobiomodulation section for the 31st ASLMS Annual Conference.

International Authority in Cardiovascular Biomechanics Joins Department

A world authority on cardiovascular biomechanics has joined the faculty of the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dunn Receives Coulter Phase II Translational Research Award

Professor Andrew Dunn was recently awarded a Phase II Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

Regenerating Body Tissue

Fox News 7 interviewed Dr. Christine Schmidt and graduate student Sarah Mayes about their work developing biomaterials to help patients heal.

Students Enjoy Culture in UK While Taking BME Course Through Maymester Abroad

For the sixth consecutive year, a number of biomedical engineering juniors are taking the biomedical transport course (BME 353) in Cambridge, England, while at the same time enjoying cultural activities of the area and the British countryside.

BME Graduates Class of 2011

The University of Texas at Austin granted 73 bachelor’s, three master’s, and 14 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering for the 2010–2011 academic year.

Ouyang Named Beckman Scholar

Congratulations to Yafei Ouyang, an undergraduate student working with Professor Christine Schmidt, who was named a UT Beckman Scholar for the 2011–2012 academic year.

Making Cancer Visible with Microchips

For cancer patients, the difference between an early or late diagnosis is often a matter of life or death. Because of this Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is working to improve early detection of cancer through a rather simple blood test that can be potentially used in every clinic.