Grunlan, D. Maitland named TEES Faculty Fellows

Melissa Grunlan and Duncan Maitland[Associate Professor Melissa Grunlan (left) and Associate Professor Duncan Maitland have been named TEES Faculty Fellows.]

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 10, 2013 – Two members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are among a select faculty group honored for contributions to teaching, research and service by the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

Associate Professor Melissa Grunlan and Associate Professor Duncan Maitland have each been named a TEES Faculty Fellow. They are scheduled to be formally recognized at an awards banquet this spring where they each will receive a plaque and an award of $5,000.

Grunlan’s research focuses on developing new polymeric biomaterials for medical devices and regenerative therapies. Her projects include the development of self-cleaning membranes for implanted biosensors, clot-resistant coatings for blood-contacting devices, and scaffolds for bone repair and for the regeneration of osteochondral interfaces.

Maitland’s research focuses on novel treatments of cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on stroke. His research projects include endovascular interventional devices, microactuators, optical therapeutic devices and basic device-body interactions/physics including computational and experimental techniques.

The TEES Fellow designation recognizes established faculty members with a history of continuous performance. TEES is an engineering research agency of the State of Texas and a member of The Texas A&M University System. Texas A&M engineering faculty members hold joint appointments as TEES researchers.