Cockrell School's Nicholas Peppas to Hold Joint Appointment in Dell Medical School

February 09, 2016

Nicholas Peppas, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering and director of the Institute of Biomaterials, Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, has received a courtesy appointment in the Dell Medical School’s Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

In this role he will facilitate collaborative research between biomedical engineers and physicians to solve medical challenges.

“Dr. Peppas is an internationally renowned leader in the field of biomedical engineering. The Dell Medical School is enthusiastic about his joint appointment, which will enable our faculty, residents and students to benefit from Dr. Peppas’ expertise,” said Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Surgery & Perioperative Care at the Dell Medical School. "We look forward to collaborating with Dr. Peppas to further our efforts in translational research and clinical care delivery.”

Peppas has been recognized for his advancement of the fields of biomaterials and drug delivery systems, most recently with his induction into the National Academy of Inventors. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and is a professor in the Cockrell School's Department of Biomedical Engineering, the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering and the UT Austin College of Pharmacy. He holds the Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering #6.