UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering professor Evan Wang holds his ASEE Award.

Assistant Professor Huiliang (Evan) Wang received the Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award at the 2024 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) conference.

The award is conferred by the Biomedical Engineering Division (BED) to recognize contributions in the field of biomedical engineering education by new faculty members as evidenced by innovative teaching materials, curricula, textbooks and more. It is limited to faculty members who have no more than five years of teaching experience.

Wang joined The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2021.

His research focuses on the development of new tools to modulate and record neural activity from targeted populations using minimally invasive methods. In February of 2024, he received the NSF Career Award for his project that explores the creation of new nanoparticles to unravel the mysteries of the brain. Wang also co-developed a technology called “sono-optogenetics,” where nanoparticles are activated by focused ultrasound for light emission to achieve optogenetics noninvasively.