Nicholas Peppas Receives 2016 Pritzker Distinguished Lectureship

Professor and world-renowned expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been awarded BMES' prestigious Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award for 2016.

Companies with Ties To BME Among Latest ATI Graduates

lightbulbTwo startups with connections to the Department of Biomedical Engineering have graduated from The University of Texas at Austin’s startup incubator, Austin Technology Incubator (ATI).

With Kenneth Rainin Foundation Innovator Award, Kim Takes Bioinspired Approach to Personalized Crohn’s Disease Treatment

Professor Hyun Jung Kim will use a gut-on-a-chip system to determine if fecal microbiota transplantation is an effective treatment for Crohn's disease. 

Ayoub Receives BMES Innovation and Career Development Award

headshot of Salma AyoubSalma Ayoub, a graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, has been awarded a 2016 BMES Innovation & Career Development Award.

Peppas to Receive Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award

Peppas sitting at deskThe Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) recognizes Professor Nicholas Peppas with the Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award. According to BMES, the award “recognizes outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.”

The Cancer Equation: Thomas Yankeelov Leads New Center for Computational Oncology

Thomas Yankeelov thinks cancer research could benefit from a new approach: treating the disease like a math problem.

New Academic Development Grant Will Optimize Undergraduate Design Lab Education

freepulse longhorn makerThe Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $51,580 academic development grant from the Cockrell School of Engineering to optimize design lab education for undergraduate students.

Sacks Leads Grant to Improve Replacement Heart Valve Durability

Professor Michael Sacks has received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop the first detailed computer simulations of how to improve bioprosthetic heart valves’ durability.

Peppas Appointed to National Academies' NMMB

PeppasThumbProfessor Nicholas Peppas has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Materials and Manufacturing Board, part of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Wilton Snead Awarded NIH NRSA Graduate Fellowship

snead thumbThe National Institutes of Health has awarded Wilton Snead, a graduate student working with Professor Jeanne Stachowiak, with a Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral (F31) fellowship.

BME Graduate Students Win Awards at SFB Biomaterials Day at UTSA

Graduate students from Department of Biomedical Engineering won two awards at this year’s Biomaterials Day, hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio on June 3.

Yankeelov Appointed to Editorial Board

yankeelov thumb1Professor Thomas Yankeelov has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology: Clinical Cancer Informatics.

Dan Puperi Joins Department of Biomedical Engineering as Lecturer

Dan Puperi 74The University of Texas at Austin welcomes Dan Puperi who will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as a lecturer teaching undergraduate design lab courses beginning in the summer of 2016.

New Measurement Technique Shows Link Between T-cells and Aging

Researchers have discovered a correlation between aging and the effectiveness of T-cells. Older people have T-cells that are less effective at fending off the hepatitis C virus.

BME Celebrates the Class of 2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes the Class of 2016 into the UT Austin BME alumni family.