Nanshu Lu

Nanshu Lu, Frank and Kay Reese Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been elected a fellow member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for “inventing wearable e-tattoos for biometric sensing and soft e-skins for soft robots to gain human-like sensations.” Fellows are selected for their exceptional achievements in engineering and contributions to their field and to ASME. Only approximately 4% of ASME members are fellows, making the distinction among the highest in the society.

Nearly two years after COVID-19 vaccines entered widespread use, featuring technology from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences have launched Texas Biologics, a cross-disciplinary effort made up of world-renowned faculty members and researchers working across all areas of therapeutics.

Three new cancer research projects have been chosen to receive seed funding as part of the program in Oncological Data and Computational Science, a collaboration between The Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and SciencesThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

This is the third round of seed funding from a collaboration that already has produced significant research findings.

Wearable medical devices are an important part of the future of medicine and a key focus of researchers around the world. They open the door for long-term continuous monitoring of patients outside of the medical setting to give clinicians an accurate picture of what's happening and a better chance to effectively treat their ailments.

Texas BME alum Ana Maria Porras loves microorganisms. You might even recognize her from YouTube and social media where she’s “internet famous” for crocheting adorable microbes, which she says get a bad rap.

“I’m interested in understanding under what context bacteria is good versus bad, or really, what’s going on with the microbiome in a person’s body that would cause a microbe to be harmful or harmless,” says the assistant professor of biomedical engineering at University of Florida.

Sophia Ty, a biomedical engineering undergraduate student who will graduate in May 2023, has been named a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholar.

The Undergraduate Scholars Program (UGSP) is highly competitive. Ty was one of only 15 students chosen as UGSP Scholars for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Graduate student Ketsia Zinga recently received the African American Advancement Group (AAAG) August Prince Scholar Award sponsored by the Brookhaven National Laboratory. She was selected as one of three recipients to receive the award, which comes with a $3,000 honorarium.

It’s National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) application season. If you’re curious whether you should dedicate time to this process, there are quite a few payoffs for the time you’ll invest. As someone who has endured the daunting fellowship application process and received an NSF GRFP, I’m offering my advice on how to prepare an application that stands out and that could earn you a fellowship.

Nicholas Peppas has been honored with the Biomaterials Global Impact Award for 2022, which he received during the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Biomaterials in Bordeaux, France. The award recognizes established researchers in the field of biomaterials who have accomplished great achievement.

What does it mean to be a Longhorn student? Texas BME undergraduate student Soren Ettinger DeCou is a good example. Her range of interests is as wide as UT’s offerings. She takes full advantage of those offerings. And she has a passion for public service and improving the world.