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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Clay Schwenn
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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UW Bioengineers design tiny vascular networks, study clotting

UW bioengineers have engineered tiny blood vessels to study blood clotting disorders and blood flow in kidneys and other organs, and are also getting to an understanding of how mechanical forces affect blood clotting, which may one day help prevent heart disease and stroke.

By | June 8th, 2016|

BioE student teams win Third Place, Big Picture, Best Health/Healthcare Idea prizes at 2016 UW Business Plan Competition

Two UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $15,000 at the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition. [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|

BioEngage Site Visit: Nanostring

A group of Bioengineering students, research scientists, and faculty visited Nanostring's facility in South Lake Union on June 2nd.

By | June 29th, 2016|

2016 Bioengineering Graduation Celebration

The 2016 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2016 in Hogness Auditorium. All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016 or Summer 2016 are eligible to participate.

By | May 19th, 2016|

Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist receive 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

Wendy Thomas, UW associate professor of bioengineering, and BioE Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist have received 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor awards. Awardees are selected from nominations made by participants in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

By | May 19th, 2016|

Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry receive 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry have received one of three 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Awards. The award encourages the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations that address critical transitions in translational research.

By | May 19th, 2016|

(Updated with video) BioEngage hosts Buddy Ratner webinar: Biomaterials: Origins, Impacts and Prognostications

On May 5, 2016, UW's BioEngage will host a FREE online webinar with speaker Buddy Ratner, Ph.D. titled "Biomaterials: Origins, Impacts and Prognostications."

By | April 18th, 2016|

Wendy Thomas, Daniel Ratner receive 2016 UW College of Engineering Awards

UW Bioengineering Associate Professors Wendy Thomas and Daniel Ratner have received 2016 UW College of Engineering Awards. Dr. Thomas received the Faculty Award for Teaching and Dr. Ratner received the Dean's Award.

By | April 18th, 2016|

Ian Andrews receives 2016 Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence

UW Bioengineering senior Ian Andrews has received the 2016 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence from the College of Engineering. Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of coursework, research experience, extracurricular activities and leadership.

By | April 19th, 2016|

Abbi Helfer, Lael Wentland, Anna Blakney and Emily Krogstad receive Whitaker awards

Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program awards promote the professional development of superb leaders in biomedical engineering who will advance the profession through an international outlook.

By | April 21st, 2016|