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Brennan Bailey, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering, has received an award to attend the International Conference of Young Researchers (ICYRAM) in Singapore July 1-6.
She will present her work, “Manipulating Properties of PEG-DA Hydrogels for Enhanced Tissue Engineering Outcomes.” In addition, Bailey will take part in plenary sessions and instructive seminars focused on the interaction and exchange of perspectives across a broad range of materials-related topics.
The International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) was established in 1991 as an international association of technical groups or societies which have an interest in promoting interdisciplinary materials research. As noted on their website, in 2012 the IUMRS launched a new global materials network and inaugural International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials. The conference provides a platform for young researchers to present technical findings of their research, and offers educational and networking opportunities within the international community of researchers.
Bailey received a B.S. degree in biomedical engineering, with a focus in biomaterials and tissue engineering, from Texas A&M University. She is a third-year Ph.D. student in the materials science and engineering (MSEN) graduate program at Texas A&M, an interdisciplinary program of the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Science. Bailey currently works as a research assistant in Dr. Melissa Grunlan’s biomaterials lab. Her research is focused on inorganic-organic hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.
Lab photo: Brennan Bailey leads lab tours as part of the Emerging Technology Building dedication ceremony April 13.