Harsh Patel Recognized as BME Outstanding Graduate Student
Congratulations to BME graduate, Harsh Patel for being recognized by the Biomedical Engineering Department for outstanding graduate student of the year. Harsh has also won outstanding graduate student for the UAB School of Engineering.
Patel’s dissertation project title is “Bio-hybrid Tubular Electrospun Scaffold for Vascular Tissue Engineering”. He has received numerous honors and scholarships while also taking on a variety of leadership roles. During his time at UAB, Harsh has received the ALSAM Bridge to Doctorate fellowship, the Ireland Research Travel Scholarship, and a 2014 Graduate Student Association travel grant.
For his research, he has received the first placed award for the oral presentation at UAB’s 2013 graduate student research day. Harsh has presented his research in many local and national level conferences such as TERMIS. Harsh has mentored many undergraduate students and helped them to learn polymer characterizations techniques. Harsh has published as a first author a research journal article and a review book chapter during his PhD. Harsh is also co-authored on a published journal article. Harsh served as the 2012-2013 president of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student organization (BMEGS) at UAB. He also chaired the 2013 UAB Biomedical Engineering Symposium. Harsh is a member of Tissue Engineering International and regenerative medicine society, biomedical engineering society, Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-health honors society, and Tau Beta Pi honors engineering society.