Emeritus Faculty

UW Bioengineering emeritus faculty are retired from active teaching and research activities in the department, do not maintain labs, and do not accept graduate students. Emeritus faculty include:

Kirk W. Beach
David M. Foster
Michael Hlastala
Allan S. Hoffman
Thomas A. Horbett
Martin J. Kushmerick
Henry C. Lai
Roy Martin
Don Martyn
Francis Spelman
Pedro Verdugo

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Kelli Jayn Nichols, Director of Academic Services
I direct UW Bioengineering Academic Services, advise undergraduates, and answer questions from prospective Ph.D. and PHARBE students.
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Marta Scatena, Graduate Program Coordinator
As the Graduate Program Coordinator, I help our PhD and MS students progress through their degree programs.
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Holly Williams
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Peggy Sharp
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Lael Wentland, UW Bioengineering peer advisor
I am a UW Bioengineering peer advisor and provide guidance to undergraduate students. Spring 2015 Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays, 11:45 – 2:15pm, Foege N137
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    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
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UW Bioengineering eNews – Fall/Winter 2015

In this issue: Innovation and Impact | Featured Publications | Bioengineers in the news
Welcome to UW Bioengineering’s Fall/Winter 2015 eNews!
I’m […]

By |December 16th, 2015|
  • Sharon Newman in a cleanroom with silicon wafers holding the first few layers of her electrodes. They are about to be deposited with a few nanometer thick layer of SiC via the PECVD (Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition) machine shown.

BioE alumna & Fulbright/Whitaker recipient Sharon Newman checks in from Germany

UW Bioengineering alumna and recipient of 2015-16 Fulbright Student and Whitaker fellowships Sharon Newman is investigating ways to design and build durable, longer lasting neuroprosthetic electrodes. She is also learning German and exploring Europe in her free time.
By |December 11th, 2015|
  • Student participants in CSNE Hackathon

Uniting the brain with technology: Ph.D. Student Nile Wilson leads 2015 CSNE Hackathon

UW’s CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) hosted its 2015 Hackathon November 6-9. At this […]

By |December 11th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering undergraduates Jamie Nunez and Lael Wentland

Lael Wentland and Jamie Nunez receive UW EIP Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarship supports UW students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, an interest in research and motivation to pursue graduate study in their field.
By |December 15th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering 2016-16 Distinguished Lecturers David Meaney, W. Mark Saltzman and Frances Arnold

2015-16 Distinguished Lecturer Series

UW Bioengineering's Distinguished Lecturer Series invites internationally recognized leaders in the field of bioengineering to present their work and to engage with our faculty, students and trainees.
By |October 30th, 2015|
  • Molly Shoichet

2015 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: Molly S. Shoichet, “Engineering Personalized Medicine”

“Engineering Personalized Medicine” Molly S. Shoichet, Ph.D. University Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Department of Chemistry Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering University of Toronto
By |October 2nd, 2015|
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3-D printing techniques help surgeons carve new ears

BioE alumna Sharon Newman and UW otolaryngology resident Angelique Berens teamed up to use 3D printing to create a pediatric rib cage model that aspiring surgeons can use to practice making new ears.
By |September 30th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim

Deok-Ho Kim named 2015 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim has been named a 2015 Young Innovator of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) by the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Kim was recognized for the development of a nanopatterned human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived model of a dystrophin-null cardiomyopathic phenotype.
By |September 30th, 2015|
  • Eric Chudler tossed rubber brain to kid

Eric Chudler hosts BrainWorks: Kids & Sports-Related Concussions

A recent episode of Eric Chudler's TV program BrainWorks presents the issue of sports-related concussions, and demonstrates to kids and parents how to prevent and protect growing brains from injury
By |September 30th, 2015|
  • Suzie Pun, Professor of Bioengineering

Suzie Pun selected as 2015-16 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador

UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor Suzie Pun has been selected as a 2015-16 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador in recognition of her contributions to and innovation in the field of biomaterials and drug delivery. The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program seeks to cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors who promote global understanding of the critical role of invention and innovation.
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