NOVEMBER 24, 2020 — Teja Guda, associate professor in the UTSA College of Engineering’s biomedical engineering and chemical engineering departments, has been named the Jacobson Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The $500,000 endowment was established in 2013, with a goal of promoting innovation and technology entrepreneurship at the university.
The endowed professorship will help Guda and students under him continue their work on new medical device therapies with physicians, researchers and scientists, as well as collaborators at the UT Health Medical Center, Southwest Research Institute, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, and in the military and biomedical industries. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be working with Guda to develop devices and regenerative medicine therapies for clinical and translational use.
“He has been working to promote innovative research, student success and entrepreneurial training since he began as a faculty member at UTSA.”
“I was delighted, grateful and motivated when I