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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Kelli Jayn Nichols, Director, Academic Services
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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Marta Scatena, Graduate Program Coordinator
Holly Williams
I advise undergraduate students and specialize in freshmen and transfer advising.
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Holly Williams, Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs
Peggy Sharp
I advise current and prospective MS, PhD and PharBE students.
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Peggy Sharp, Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs
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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Lael Wentland, Peer Advisor

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  • Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Foege N230
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Foege N230
Academic Programs by the Numbers
    • Undergraduate enrollment: 180
    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
    • Graduate enrollment: 153
    • Master’s degrees awarded: 29
    • Doctoral degrees awarded: 16
    2014 data


  • UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun, Albert Folch inducted as AIMBE Fellows
  • Suzie Pun at AIMBE induction ceremony
  • Albert Folch at AIMBE induction ceremony
  • Buddy Ratner, Suzie Pun, Albert Folch and Ceci Giachelli

Suzie Pun, Albert Folch inducted as 2015 AIMBE Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun and Albert Folch were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held March 15-17 in Washington, D.C.
By |March 24th, 2015|
  • Reinbach, Germany
  • Erlangen, Germany skyline

Undergraduates Kevin Gray, Emi Lutz receive DAAD-RISE summer internships to study in Germany

UW Bioengineering junior undergraduates Kevin Gray (Deok-Ho Kim's lab) and Emi Lutz have received DAAD RISE internships to study in Germany in summer 2015. Kevin will study at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Reinbach, and Emi will travel to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen.
By |March 24th, 2015|
  • Department of Bioengineering building sign

Winter 2015 Mary Gates Scholars Announced

17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, tying previous records for awards granted in an application cycle.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
  • The Red Gate (Akamon), The University of Tokyo

Undergraduate Nikita Milani named 2015 University of Tokyo Amgen Scholar

Junior undegraduate Nikita Milani has been accepted to The University of Tokyo's Amgen Scholars program and will travel to Japan in summer 2015. Nikita will work in the lab of Yasuyuki Sakai, who investigates physiologically relevant cultured organ models, and implantable liver and pancreatic tissue scaffolds.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
  • smart magnetic nanoparticles
  • Image of kidney podocytes
  • UW Bioengineering student Krittika D'Silva in India
  • Empreva co-inventor Renuka Ramanathan
  • UW Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Fellow Hani Mahmoud teaches a class of children

UW Bioengineering eNews – Spring 2015

UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering's advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.
By |March 18th, 2015|
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Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins

Recent Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca is a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and will spend the next two years working with Dr. Michael Geeves of the University of Kent, UK, to better understand the myosin II isoforms that are predominantly expressed during in utero development
By |March 16th, 2015|
  • Suzie Pun, Professor of Bioengineering
  • UW Bioengineering faculty Valerie Daggett

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.
By |January 26th, 2015|
  • Barry Lutz with Student

Barry Lutz receives Pilcher Faculty Fellowship

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor receives Pilcher Faculty Fellowship, a new award for faculty who demonstrate outstanding potential for scholarly and professional contributions to the field of bioengineering and a commitment to biomedical innovation and commercialization.
By |January 12th, 2015|
  • Department of Bioengineering building sign

Four UW Bioengineering undergraduates nominated for Goldwater Scholarships

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards have nominated four UW Bioengineering undergraduate students for its campus nominees for 2015-16 Goldwater Scholarships. The Goldwater Scholarship is a national merit scholarship program for students in science and mathematics that recognizes the service and courage of Senator Barry Goldwater.
By |January 9th, 2015|
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2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships announced

Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships: Benjamin Read, Fablina Sharara and William Walker.
By |January 5th, 2015|