• Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems
  • Regents Professor
  • James J. Cain Professor I
  • Affiliated Faculty, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Gerard L. Coté

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs – 1990

Research Interests

  • Areas of interest: Biomedical sensing and imaging, biosensors, wearable devices, point-of-care medical devices, micro/nanotechnology, biomedical optics

    Dr. Gerard L. Coté is recognized as a worldwide expert in biomedical diagnostic and monitoring research including creation of hand-held and wearable devices for chronic disease applications (e.g. diabetes, cardiac disease, cancer, preeclampsia), infectious disease (e.g. malaria) and other biosensing applications (e.g. blood toxicants). Dr. Coté also contributes not only to fundamental research but also to translational research and the innovation ecosystem as the co-holder of several U.S. patents and as a co-founder of three medical device companies namely; BioTex, BasePair BioTechnologies, and Visualase (acquired by Medtronic in 2014).  

    The research is multidisciplinary and involves several investigators from across the world, including medical doctors, life science faculty, nurses, behavioral psychologists, faculty from other engineering and computer science disciplines, community stakeholders, and industry personnel.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow of SPIE (International Society for Optics and Photonics)
  • Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • National Academy of Inventors Fellow, 2021
  • Distinguished Achievement Award-Graduate Mentoring, Texas A&M Association of Former Students, 2021
  • 2020 Sigma Xi Walston Chub Award for Innovation, July 2020
  • IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the area of Sensors (Advanced Career), 2018
  • AFS Distinguished Achievement Award for Research: Spring 2011
  • The University of Connecticut School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers: 2005
  • AFS Faculty Fellow Award: 2004-2005
  • The Mary Jane Kugel Award – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
  • The American Statistical Association Statistics in Chemistry Award: 2002
  • Fellow – 2002: Michael E. DeBakey Institute for Comparative Cardiovascular Science and Biomedical Devices
  • AFS Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching: 2000
  • Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Senior Fellow Award: 2000
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award - Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and presented by Houston Society of Engineering in Medicine & Biology
  • Outstanding Fellows Advisor Award: 1993, Texas A&M University Honors Program