TTU Whitacre College of Engineering – Harvinder Gill
My research is in the field of biomedical engineering. We use micro and nano technology to be able to create novel solutions so that we can address challenges in human health and other complex biomedical problems. For example, we are making oral vaccines so that we don’t need to get vaccines through shots We are also addressing the problem of allergy epidemic so we are hoping we can address those issues using novel tools, which we call microneedles and we are also hoping to make a universal influenza vaccine. The vaccines that currently exists you have to take every year, so the vaccine we are trying to make should be able to in the future, if successful, eliminate all these seasonal shots. So I work hard to keep doing this research which I know can benefit all of us, all our kids, families, in Lubbock, in Texas, all across the world. So it is very meaningful research. So if I can get help from other people not just the federal government, it would make the research go much faster and I can get results, much faster. In my opinion, there is no other alternative but to continue to invest in the College of Engineering. We have to be able to get the infrastructure that we need, so that we can continue to serve the student population, we can continue to serve the researchers who want to come and continue to come to Texas Tech, so that they can continue to build the research part of Texas Tech. We need to keep up with the technological improvments that continue to happen. New technologies come every second and we have to be able to invest and keep up with those technologies so that we can continue to be the global leader I hope that all Texas Tech graduates will be global leaders, and will solve problems which are plaguing us at the moment. I expect all the students to be able to use the skills that we are teaching them and uphold all the integrity that we are imbibing in them including safety, and they should be able to go out and address these challenges. I want to be able to proudly say, that is a Texas Tech graduate, who is a global leader.