Adjunct Appointment at Rice University

Aug. 29, 2018
Stuart J. Corr, BEng, MEng, Ph.D.
, assistant professor and director of Surgical Innovation and Technology Development in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, was appointed an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University.

Dr. Corr has an extensive history of collaboration with Rice University that began back in 2006 when he was a research assistant in Dr. Lon J. Wilson's lab (Department of Chemistry, Rice University). He later returned to the Department of Chemistry to become a postdoctoral research assistant and recently completed an MSc in Chemistry.

Dr. Corr’s new position with Rice Bioengineering reflects some of the recent collaborative efforts he has built via the Interdisciplinary Surgical Technology and Innovation Center (INSTINCT℠). These include a partnership with the Global Medical Innovation (GMI) program, directed by Will Clifton, M.D., lecturer of Bioengineering at Rice, as well the Rice Surgical Engineering Program. Dr. Corr plans to utilize his new position to launch and foster more innovation programs between the two institutes.

Adjunct Appointment at Swansea University

Dr. Corr was appointed an adjunct associate professor at Swansea University Medical School, Wales, United Kingdom. 

Dr. Corr has an active collaboration with Lisa Wallace, BSc, Ph.D., director of Applied Medical Sciences at Swansea University Medical School. Each year, students from the Swansea program spend the summer in Houston to take part in the INSTINCT℠ Summer Innovation Program, an intensive six-week BioDesign program whereby students work on cutting-edge solutions to identified clinical needs. So far, Baylor has hosted 24 Swansea students since the program began in 2017.

In addition to the two new appointments, Corr is an adjunct assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. Dr. Corr obtained his BEng (hons) in Electronics with Music from The University of Glasgow, He went on to study an MEng in Electrical Systems majoring in nanoelectronics and photonics at Dublin City University, Ireland.

Corr returned to Dublin to finish his masters, he then completed his Ph.D. studies over a period of two years in the field of silver nanoparticles and thin-films for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of strained silicon. He subsequently spent a three-month period at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France, as part of its MSc in Space Studies program.