Fall/Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue: Chair’s Welcome  – Features – Bioengineers in the News – Awards & Honors – Events Chair’s Welcome Dear Alumni and Friends, Greetings from the University of Washington […]

  • Paul Yager at-home test with cell phone
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    Making good: Desire to help others inspires diverse research

Making good: Desire to help others inspires diverse research

What do at-home disease test kits, neuroscience and the fit of artificial limbs share in common the researchers’ dedication to serving the public good and improving health. We talk with three researchers about the motivations for their work and the impact it stands to make.

  • UW Bioengineering graduate student Nuttada Panpradist
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    Ph.D. student and HHMI Nominee Nuttada Panpradist brings global perspective to confronting HIV, TB

Ph.D. student and HHMI Nominee Nuttada Panpradist brings global perspective to confronting HIV, TB

Second-year Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist is confronting the world’s largest public health problems. Working with Assistant Professor Barry Lutz, Nuttada develops diagnostic tests for diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis and hopes to increase access to affordable, accessible and sustainable tools that address urgent global health needs.

  • Averkiou ultrasound mediated drug delivery
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    Mike Averkiou, innovator of clinical ultrasound technologies, joins UW Bioengineering faculty

Mike Averkiou, innovator of clinical ultrasound technologies, joins UW Bioengineering faculty

Mike Averkiou knows a thing or two about bringing worlds together. He’s lived half his life on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus and half his life in the U.S., including […]

Barry Lutz appointed tenure-track assistant professor

Barry Lutz was appointed tenure-track assistant professor of bioengineering on September 16, 2014. Dr. Lutz will establish an independent laboratory to develop devices for detecting and treating disease as well as develop and teach new courses. He will continue his commercialization-driven projects to develop an implantable microfluidic device for treating hydrocephalus and similar neurological conditions.

  • UW Bioengineering Research Assistant Professor Gianluca Interlandi
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    Shear force: new hire Gianluca Interlandi seeks to unlock the secrets of blood clotting

Shear force: new hire Gianluca Interlandi seeks to unlock the secrets of blood clotting

New UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Gianluca Interlandi studies the molecular function of blood proteins involved in hemostasis and clotting.

  • powerPad clean water monitoring device
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    Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Juan Pablo Esquivel, a senior fellow in Professor Paul Yager’s research group, led a team that received a $50,000 seed grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2014 Electrochemical Energy and Water Summit of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) to develop powerPAD, a clean water monitoring device using paper fuel cell technology

  • UW Bioengineering 2014 Holiday Party
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    2014 BioE Holiday Party Recap: a Nobel Laureate guest, Bake-Off, Ugly Sweater Contest and more!

2014 BioE Holiday Party Recap: a Nobel Laureate guest, Bake-Off, Ugly Sweater Contest and more!

More than 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the UW’s HUB Lyceum Room on Friday, December 5th for the annual UW BioE Holiday Party to enjoy food, beverages and communal holiday spirit. Special guest Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and December UW Walker Ames lecturer, was in attendance. Party attendees participated in the Bake-Off, Ugly Sweater Contest and more!

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab’s at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches and valves – a microfluidic system that is designed to look for the chemical fingerprints […]

  • UW Bioengineering associate professor Albert Folch
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    Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24

Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Albert Folch delivered the keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event November 19, 2014, an event that celebrates the intersection of art and science. He was also interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24 on November 25, 2014, and discussed his work with 3D printing and art.