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

Core Faculty

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  • Wendy Thomas and Dan Ratner

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|
  • April cover of Biomaterials Science

Deok-Ho Kim’s “Self-assembling peptides for stem cell and tissue engineering” featured on Biomaterials Science cover

Deok-Ho Kim and collaborators examine the potential of self-assembling peptides (SAPs) in conjunction with stem cells to improve the repair of damaged tissues.
By |April 27th, 2016|
  • Eric Chudler and BrainWorks co-stars playing basketball

Eric Chudler hosts BrainWorks: Exercise and the Brain

A recent episode of Eric Chudler's TV program BrainWorks presents the issue of sports-related concussions, and demonstrates to kids and parents how to prevent and protect growing brains from injury
By |April 27th, 2016|
  • March 2016 cover of Advanced Materials

Albert Folch’s “Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond” featured on Advanced Materials cover

In “Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond,” Dr. Folch and collaborators discuss applications of nano and microscale materials in art, and their utility communicating science to a broader audience.
By |April 27th, 2016|
  • Charles Murry, Ruikang Wang, Rong Tian, Michael Regnier

Charles Murry, Michael Regnier, Ruikang Wang and Tueng Shen inducted as 2016 AIMBE Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Charles Murry, Michael Regnier, Rong Tian and Ruikang Wang were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held April 3-4 in Washington, D.C.
By |April 21st, 2016|
  • Colorful nanotubes

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|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman to receive Controlled Release Society, Acta Biomaterialia awards

UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman will receive two prestigious awards recognizing his contributions to the field of biomaterials: the 2016 Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award and the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.
By |April 11th, 2016|
  • Wendy Thomas with student next to research poster

Wendy Thomas selected for 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Award

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Wendy Thomas was selected for a 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes Dr. Thomas's outstanding teaching and mentoring, excellence in research, selfless contributions to service at UW and beyond, and her efforts to champion inclusion.
By |March 29th, 2016|
  • Yager lab diagnostic device

Scientific American: Paper diagnostic tests could save thousands of lives

Paul Yager and other researchers are developingfast, inexpensive, highly sensitive and simple disease testing technology that anyone can use, anywhere, without needing access to power, running water or special equipment. The devices could lead to faster treatment, limit spread of infectious disease, save hundreds of thousands of lives and reduce the cost of health care.
By |March 29th, 2016|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Patrick Stayton

Patrick Stayton named Distinguished Career Professor of Bioengineering

Boldly pursuing the forefront of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, Patrick Stayton embodies UW Bioengineering’s mission to invent the future of medicine.
By |March 14th, 2016|