Archive for Biomedical

Engineering students were honored and donors recognized at the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Student Awards banquet Oct. 26.


A graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University has recently been able to travel the world, thanks to her successes here at Texas A&M. Madeleine Durkee, research assistant and doctoral candidate, was selected to participate in multiple events over the s…


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award to Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to develop mineral-based technology for regenerative therapies. The award is part of the N…


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University hosted a research symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 22. In total, 131 attendees were able to view keynote presentations, practice the necessary skills to present posters and even compete for awards at the symposium, which the department i…


A Texas A&M University System-led consortium of industry, government partners, and universities has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) on Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP).


Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for his work, “3-D Bioprinting of Complex Tissue Structures Using Nanoengineered Ionic-Covalent Entanglement (NICE) Bio…


Student innovation and entrepreneurship was on display at last weekend’s Aggies Invent: Bring Your Own Idea. Aggies Invent, an intensive design experience offered at the Texas A&M Engineering Innovation Center at Texas A&M University, provides an environment made to inspire and support en…


The process of encapsulating cells that are able to thrive in the human body is a difficult task. The current standard is the utilization of harsh methods such as ultraviolet exposure, chemical radicals or thermal agitation to capture cells and proteins. These methods are toxic and do not make for a…


Dr. Kristen Maitland(left), associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been elected to her second three-year term on the board of directors for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.  Maitland will serve as a society dire…


Jose Wippold, a student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected to be the 2017 recipient for the Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Fellowship with the Department of Defense (DoD). The SMART fellowship is funded through …


The research of Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been featured in Advanced Materials for his work in developing new methods to form synthetic gel-like environments for biomedical applications. The new method has …


Sixteen students from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University participated in the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit held July 18-20 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. There were 150 abstracts submitted to the event and 86 teams from around the world were invited to…


The inner workings of the human brain have always been a subject of great interest. Unfortunately, it is fairly difficult to view brain structures or intricate tissues due to the fact that the skull is not transparent by design. The reality is that light scattering is the major obstacle for deep pen…


Finding ways to increase the comfort and care of premature babies and help elderly patients live more independent and safe lives were the spotlights of the latest Aggies Invent. In this unique Aggies Invent, students from the Undergraduate Summer Research Grant program (USRG) and Texas A&M Un…


Lauren Cross, a doctoral student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, recently took first place at the Biomaterials Day funded by the Society for Biomaterials (SFB) at The University of Texas at Austin. Cross took first place for her poster “Nanosilicates for sust…