Austin Schoppe is a biomedical engineering student at UTSA. His research in the MDI Lab involves developing a biodegradable polymer implant that releases drug to the surrounding tissue at a desired rate. He is also contributing on developing a suction device for use by military medics in combat situations. In the future, Austin intends to make a career in the Biomedical Engineering field, possibly in the divisions of either prosthetics or medical imaging. Prosthetic technology is what initially led him to pursue a BME degree, and so he would like to work with artificial limbs as part of his vocation. However, he has found that the processes by which CT scanners, ultrasounds, and other medical imaging systems function to be very interesting.