Cockrell School Ranked No. 5 Best Engineering School in the World

Academic Ranking of World Universities logo copyIn the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions, the Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world.

Peppas to Step Down as Head of Biomedical Engineering

PeppasThumbRenowned biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Alum Selected for AAPM Inaugural Mentorship Program

r zaman thumbRaiyan Zaman, who received her Ph.D in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, has been selected to become an associate of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Science Council Associates Mentorship Program.

NIH Appoints Dunn to Scientific Review Center

dunn tthumbThe National Institutes of Health has invited Andrew Dunn, associate professor of biomedical engineering, to serve as a member of the Neuroscience and Ophthalmic Imaging Technologies Study Section, Center for Review.

Zoldan Receives AHA Grant to Develop Minimally Invasive Treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease

The American Heart Association has awarded Professor Janet Zoldan with a National Scientist Development Grant to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Six High School Students Gain University Research Lab Experience

hsthumbSix students from St. Stephen's Episcopal, McNeil High School, and West Lake Highschool spent three weeks working alongside graduate students in Dr. Nicholas Peppas' Laboratory of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Bionanotechnology. 

Controlled Release Society Honors Peppas for Lifetime Contributions

thumbnail of Nicholas PeppasThe Controlled Release Society (CRS) recognized Professor Nicholas Peppas for exceptional lifetime contributions to delivery science at their 2015 Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cancer REU Connects Researchers with Advocates

In May the Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomed ten undergraduate students to its NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program called BME CUReS Cancer.

Sacks Gives Keynote Lecture at International Conference

Sacks 2014thumbProfessor Michael Sacks gave the keynote lecture at the International Conference on Computational, Mathematical, and Biomedical Engineering in Cachan, France.

Alum Appointed to UT System Board of Regents

UTsealJustin Drake, who received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering in 2011, has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott as a student regent to the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

Ayoub Receives SB3C People's Choice Poster Award

Salma AyoubSalma Ayoub, a graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, was the first place winner of the People's Choice Poster Award at the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference.

Ren Receives NIH Funding to Build Modeling Tool that Accelerates Drug Discovery

Pengyu Ren is developing physical models and software programs that researchers will be able to use to better understand and predict protein-ion recognition and selectivity.

Peppas is One of the Most Cited Researchers in World

PeppasThumbProfessor Nicholas Peppas has made the list of most cited researchers in the world. Out of 669 ranked researchers with an h-index larger than 100, Peppas is ranked 130. He has an h-index of 131 and 71,921 citations.

BME Celebrates the Class of 2015

The University of Texas at Austin granted 86 bachelor's, eight master's, and nine doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering in 2014–2015.

Dunn Receives NIH Funding for New Neurosurgery Imaging Technique

Professor Andrew Dunn develops a new technique for quantitatively imaging blood flow across the surface of the brain.