UW Bioengineering Announces New Chair Cecilia Giachelli

Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.

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    Undergraduate Ian Andrews selected for EPFL Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology

Undergraduate Ian Andrews selected for EPFL Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology

Ian Andrews, a junior undergraduate in Dr. Barry Lutz’s lab, has been selected to participate in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program.

2015 Bioengineering Graduation Celebration

The 2015 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 12th, 2015 in Hogness Auditorium .All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2014, Winter, 2015, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015 are eligible to participate.

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    Wayne Quinton, UW’s “father of bioengineering”, passes away at age 94, honored in Seattle Times obituary

Wayne Quinton, UW’s “father of bioengineering”, passes away at age 94, honored in Seattle Times obituary

Quinton was one of the first practitioners of bioengineering and served an integral role in forming UW’s Center for Bioengineering, which became what is now the Department of Bioengineering. Quinton is a 2009 recipient of UW’s Diamond Award for Entrepreneurship and was also honored with UW’s highest honor for a graduate — the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus award.

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    Ph.D. student Gary Liu investigates drug delivery frontiers for kidney disease treatment

Ph.D. student Gary Liu investigates drug delivery frontiers for kidney disease treatment

At the age of five, second-year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Gary Liu was diagnosed with a chronic condition called minimal change kidney disease. His experience with the disease inspired him to study bioengineering and develop solutions to treat kidney disease. With bioengineering, Gary aims to improve his own health and help others suffering from kidney disease.

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    Anthony Convertine named Author of the Month by Royal Society of Chemistry

Anthony Convertine named Author of the Month by Royal Society of Chemistry

UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Anthony Convertine was named the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Polymer Chemistry Blog Author of the Month. In an interview on the RSC Polymer Chemistry blog, Dr. Convertine, whose academic background is in polymer science and engineering, talks about his latest work, inspiration to become a chemist and what he enjoys doing in his free time.

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    Biomaterials Day 2015 – Biomaterials in Translation: From Academia to Industry

Biomaterials Day 2015 – Biomaterials in Translation: From Academia to Industry

UW Bioengineering invites faculty, students and staff to register for Biomaterials Day 2015: Biomaterials in Translation: From Academia to Industry. This event will feature talks from leading professors and physicians on applications and research in biomaterials and a panel discussion on biomaterials in industry.

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    UW Bioengineering welcomes new undergraduate peer advisor Lael Wentland

UW Bioengineering welcomes new undergraduate peer advisor Lael Wentland

UW Bioengineering welcomes current BS Bioengineering student Lael Wentland into her new role as undergraduate peer advisor. In this role Lael will help prospective students gain an inside perspective on the UW Bioengineering undergraduate student experience.

Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett elected AIMBE Fellows

UW Bioengineering Professors Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015. Drs. Pun and Daggett join UW Bioengineering’s 18 other AIMBE Fellows. AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering.

Adjunct faculty François Baneyx elected AIMBE Fellow

UW Bioengineering adjunct faculty (professor and chair of chemical engineering) François Baneyx was elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows Class of 2015. He joins two UW Bioengineering core faculty elected to AIMBE in 2015, Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett.