Adrian Buganza Tepole receives ASME early career award

Adrian Buganza Tepole, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has received the 2024 Y.C. Fung Early Career Award from ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).

Adrian Buganza Tepole joined Purdue in 2016. His research focus is soft tissue biomechanics, specifically creating predictive computational tools for biological processes like tissue expansion, wound healing, and reconstructive surgery.

He obtained his BS degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University with an emphasis in biomechanics and computational mechanics. Tepole is a recipient of the Claudio X. González Fellowship and a scholarship from the Mexican National Science Council. He has also received the prestigious Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering (SGF) and Stanford’s Vice Provost for Graduate Education’s Diversifying Academia Recruiting Excellence fellowship (DARE).

The Y.C. Fung Early Career Award was established to recognize young investigators who are committed to pursuing research in the field of Bioengineering and have demonstrated significant potential to make substantial contributions to the field of Bioengineering. Such accomplishments may take the form of, but are not limited to, design or development of new methods, equipment or instrumentation in bioengineering; and research publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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