Xincheng Yao, Ph.D., assistant professor, is one of three researchers to receive National Science Foundation Career Awards — a prize among the foundation’s most prestigious. Yao received his $400,000 NSF Career Award for research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina.
The UAB Reporter spoke to Yao about the honor and his work.
Leigh Booth delivered the 2pm graduate commencement address on May 7, 2011. She worked as a graduate assistant in the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration. During her time at UAB, Booth had the opportunity to travel internationally to participate in a collaborative research project at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland. She was a recipient of the Ireland Tuition Scholarship from the UAB Graduate School. She is graduating with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and plans to pursue a career related to the research and development of biomedical materials and devices.
Charlotte Kent, a BME junior (and also in Science and Technology Honors Program), received a Goldwater Honorable Mention award for her application "Routine assembly of microfluidics-based electrode arrays for cardiac microimpedance measurements". She hopes to one day build an artificial womb for women who cannot have a baby.
To read more about Kent and this honor click here.