Archive for Biomedical

Dr. Vladislav V. Yakovlev, who joined the faculty as professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in January, has been elevated to the rank of Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is one of 66 individuals among OSA’s regular members to be so distinguished in 2012. Election to…


Dr. Gerard Coté, Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named 2012 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Conferred by the IEEE board of directors, Coté is being recognized f…


A start-up company led by a Texas A&M University faculty member and located at Texas A&M has received a prize for innovation from the Houston Technology Center, Texas’ largest technology incubator and accelerator. Shape Memory Therapeutics Inc. -- led by Dr. Duncan Maitland, associate profe…


The Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University honored eight students with its Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineering Award during a banquet at Miramont Country Club in Bryan. Seniors Chibueze Amanchukwu, Oscar Carrasco-Zevallos, Diganto Choudhury, Haley Helweg, Nate Me…


Dr. Wonmuk Hwang, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and his former graduate student Krishnakumar M. Ravikumar, recently had their paper, “Role of Hydration Force in the Self-Assembly of Collagens and Amyloid Steric Zipper Filaments,” publish…


Dr. Kristen Maitland, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently promoted to senior membership in SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Maitland was nominated for her achievements in the area of confocal microendoscopy. According to SPIE, seni…


Dr. William Hyman, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been granted emeritus status after 39 years of service to the department and to Texas A&M University. Hyman began his academic career at Texas A&M in 1972, the same year the Biomedical Engineering Program began, an…


Dr. Gerard L. Coté, head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor, has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2011 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and exper…


Tony Akl (pictured on the right) and Ryan Shelton, both Ph.D. students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been selected to receive a scholarship from the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). The society awards scholarships to recipients based on their potential cont…


The student chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has announced the Faculty and Staff of the Year Awards. Recognized during the organization's annual "Picnic with the Profs," the BMES officers recognized Dr. Javier Jo (pictured on the left) as the recipient of the faculty award and …


Alex Abraham, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a fellowship to attend an NSF short course in Houston. The course, “Cancer Nanotechnology: Analysis, imaging, and treatment over multiple scales,” was held June 7-9 at the Methodist Hospital Research Ins…


The Department of Biomedical Engineering has announced the recipients of its 2011-12 undergraduate scholarships. These scholarships, which are awarded on an annual and competitive basis, are given to upper-level biomedical engineering students who have a minimum cumulative GPR of 3.25.“We had an ex…


William Richardson, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) Graduate Student Scholarship. Richardson was selected to represent the Dwight Look College of Engineering based on his impressive academic …


Dr. Brian E. Applegate, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).NSF established the CAREER program to support junior faculty wi…


Seven Aggie engineering students have been recognized for assisting Rudder High School students during Viva Technology, a program designed to help students excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). VIva Technology is Great Minds in STEM's K-12 Educational Program. The program is de…