UT Engineering Professor Richards-Kortum Wins Young Investigator Award

     Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a biomedical engineering professor at UT Austin, has won the YC Fung Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.

     Richards-Kortum earned this major international award for early career accomplishments in biomedical engineering. She will receive a $1,000 check, an award medal and an all-expenses paid trip in November to the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition at the Opryland Hotel Convention Center of Nashville.

     Richards-Kortum has developed laser technology to detect cancerous cells much earlier than current methods. She is the Carroll D. Simmons Centennial Teaching Fellow in Engineering, and has been on the UT engineering faculty since 1990.