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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B.S. Bioengineering Information Sessions

  • 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


  • 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|
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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|
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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|
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Autumn 2014 Mary Gates Scholarships Announced

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.
By |December 31st, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering professors Buddy Ratner and Cecilia Giachelli at UW Medicine 2014 Inventor of the Year event

Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner, UW joint professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, was honored with the second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award on November 6. He received the award at UW Medicine's 2014 Inventor of the Year event held at UW Medicine's South Lake Union campus.
By |November 12th, 2014|
  • David Casnter, UW professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering, and 2014 recipient of Rivière Prize

David Castner Receives 2014 Rivière Prize

UW Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering David Castner was named as the 2014 recipient of the Rivière Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum at the November 2014 American Vacuum Society International Symposium and Exhibition. This award recognized Dr. Castner's impact upon the field of surface analysis, particularly his contribution to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces.
By |November 17th, 2014|
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Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

The nation’s graduate students have rated UW Bioengineering as having the second-best biomedical engineering program in the US, according to the Fall 2014 Graduate School Rankings recently published by Graduateprograms.com.
By |October 23rd, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering faculty Michael Regnier and Charles Murry

Michael Regnier, Charles Murry named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Charles Murry (joint professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology) and Michael Regnier, as well as adjunct faculty Michael Jensen, MD, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatric hematology-oncology at UW Medicine and Satoshi Minoshima, professor of radiology, were named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows.
By |July 1st, 2014|
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Congratulations, UW Bioengineering 2014-15 scholarship winners!

Eight UW Bioengineering undergraduate students receive merit scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.
By |June 19th, 2014|