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. 

Baker and Xie Combine Technologies To Create Designer Neurovascular Interfaces

Baker and XieProfessors Aaron Baker and Chong Xie are creating advanced neural interfaces to help patients with peripheral nerve injury or amputated limbs. 

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Named New Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

She will begin her appointment as department chair, professor and the holder of the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering at UT Austin on Aug. 1, 2016

Simulating Flow Leads to Better Insights Into the Spread of Cancer

A new high throughput device from Dr. Baker's lab could lead to more informative strategies for screening cancer drugs.

Zahedivash Receives a University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence

thumbnail image of Aydin ZahedivashThe University Co-Operative Society awarded BME student Aydin Zahedivash with a $3,000 George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence.

Rice Receives Stanford Undergraduate Research Association Award

thumbnail image of Carlton RiceThe Stanford Undergraduate Research Association has awarded biomedical engineering sophomore Carlton Rice first place in the Engineering category at the 2016 Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference.

Diller Receives Mysterious Eyes of Texas Excellence Award

thumbnail image of Ken DillerThe Eyes of Texas, an anonymous organization that awards ten UT Austin faculty members, administrators, or staff members each semester, has recognized Professor Kenneth Diller.

$2.7 Million Grant Advances Treatment to Regenerate Blood Vessels

UT Austin biomedical engineers have received a U.S. Department of Defense grant  to advance a treatment that could help millions of older Americans and people with diabetes affected by peripheral ischemia.

Students Receive 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

thumbnail image of NSF logoThe National Science Foundation has selected two students from the Department of Biomedical Engineering for its prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program.