Department Hosts Harrington Fellow for Fall 2011

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is proud to announce the selection of Professor Ali Khademhosseini as a 2011 Donald D. Harrington Fellow and visiting scholar during the fall 2011 semester.

Students Honor Dunn with Outstanding Faculty Award for Second Year

The Student Engineering Council (SEC) selected Professor Andrew Dunn as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering for 2010–2011.

Department Hosts NAE Regional Meeting

The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Cockrell School of Engineering are hosting the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Regional Meeting, "Engineering the Future of Health Care," on Thursday, April 7.

Smart Pill Box Wins TI Beagle Board Open Source Design Challenge

The progression of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s can be slowed with help from modern medicine. One hurdle an Alzheimer’s patient may face, however, is remembering to take that medicine.

Professor Suggs Elected Secretary/Treasurer of Society for Biomaterials

Professor Laura Suggs has been elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Society for Biomaterials.

Professor Ren Featured in Drug Discovery & Development Magazine

Professor Pengyu Ren was recently interviewed for an article in Drug Discovery & Development magazine.

Professor Markey & Alumna Vargas Selected for NIH Study Section

Professor Mia K. Markey and Gracie Vargas, Ph.D. '01 an associate professor with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, have both been selected to serve as charter members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomedical Imaging Technology Study Section Center for Scientific Review.

Leverett's Smart Pill Box Featured on Popular Science

The progression of debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer’s can be slowed with help from modern medicine. One hurdle an Alzheimer’s patient may face, however, is remembering to take that medicine.

Professor Peppas Receives 2011 Excellence in Surface Science Award

Professor Nicholas A. Peppas has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Surface Science Award of the Surface in Biomaterials Foundation (SIBF).

Taking Extra Credit to New Levels: Students Build Knee Brace

Two biomedical engineering undergraduate students are trying to change that. Michael Hemati and Chet Murthy, both juniors, have spent the past year working on a knee brace that could benefit sufferers of knee arthritis and give them pain-free mobility.

Peppas Receives Major NIH Grant for Oral Protein Delivery Studies

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.8 million four-year grant to Professor Nicholas Peppas for his latest work on new systems of oral delivery of proteinic drugs and therapeutic agents.

Professor Georgiou Receives Grants from DARPA and NIH

Dr. George Georgiou was recently the recipient of a two-year $2 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to fund a project developing antibodies that bind to their targets more efficiently, ultimately benefiting treatment of cancer and diseases.

Professor Peppas' Research Ranked Second Worldwide in Research Impact

In a recently completed analysis of impactful publications, the Times Higher Education published the rankings for the “Top Scientists in Pharmacology and Toxicology” worldwide, a field that includes drug delivery and controlled release.