University of Texas at Dallas: Jonsson School Professor Earns ASME Award for Bioengineering Work

Dr. Zhenpeng Qin, associate professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been chosen to receive the 2022 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award, which honors outstanding bioengineering research contributions by young investigators, is named after Yuan-Cheng “Bert” Fung, who is considered the founder of modern biomechanics.

Qin, who joined the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2015, was recognized for his work to advance the understanding of biotransport issues and the development of transformative nanotechnologies to understand the brain better, and for revolutionizing point-of-care infectious disease diagnosis.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this ASME award named after the bioengineering pioneer, and I am very grateful for the support from UTD, collaborators and dedicated trainees,” Qin said.

The ASME will present the award, which consists of a $1,000 honorarium, a bronze medal and a certificate, during the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference in June.

Electrical, Computer Engineer Wins Plasma Prize


Dr. Lawrence Overzet
Dr. Lawrence Overzet, department head and professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, received the 2021 Plasma Prize from the Plasma Science & Technology Division of AVS. The award was announced during the AVS Virtual Symposium in October.

AVS, a professional group focused on surface, interface, vacuum and thin-film science and technology, awards the Plasma Prize annually for outstanding scientific and technical contributions to the fields of plasma science and technology.

Overzet’s research in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science focuses on the plasmas used in semiconductor device manufacturing.

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