Meng named 2016 AFS Distinguished Grad Student

Meng, ZhaokaiZhaokai Meng, graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named recipient of the 2016 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research – Doctoral.

Meng, who is working as a research assistant in the Advanced Spectroscopy Lab directed by Professor Vladislav V. Yakovlev, was recognized for his outstanding academic record and contributions in research. As an award winner, he will receive a framed certificate and commemorative watch. He is scheduled to be formally honored this April.

Meng specializes in nonlinear optics microspectroscopy and the corresponding applications in biomedical engineering and sciences. His research interests include microscopic imaging for molecular, cellular and tissue structures, and extending these techniques into biomedical studies.

The Association of Former Students chooses up to 15 graduate students each year to receive a Distinguished Graduate Student Award for excellence in one of three categories: doctoral research, master’s research, and teaching. Student nominations are supplied by faculty advisers or departments. A panel of reviewers made up of faculty and administrators choose award recipients from a large number of nominations. 

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and innovation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M is producing the next generation of biomedical engineers, developing new technologies and new jobs, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care. The department has unique strengths in regenerative engineering, medical augmentation, molecular diagnostics/theranostics, tele-health, and precision medicine, and its faculty members are internationally recognized with collaborative relationships that span engineering, physical and natural sciences, medicine and veterinary sciences.