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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Clay Schwenn
I direct UW Bioengineering Academic Services, advise undergraduates, and answer questions from prospective Ph.D. and PHARBE students.
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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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Holly Williams
I advise undergraduate students and specialize in freshmen and transfer advising.
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Peggy Sharp
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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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  • 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
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Cecilia Giachelli elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

The Washington State Academy of Sciences provides expert scientific and engineering analysis for policy makers, and works to increase the role and visibility of science in Washington state.

By | August 1st, 2016|

2016 BioE Summer Camp offers high school students opportunity to investigate global health solutions

The 2016 UW Bioengineering Summer Camp in Global Health concluded on Friday, July 22. The [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|

UW Bioengineering student-run journal Denatured debuts

Denatured aims to raise awareness of new discoveries and research in the field of bioengineering by providing accessible and exciting articles about innovation in medicine and biotechnology

By | July 28th, 2016|

UW Bioengineering hosts STEMMPrep outreach event

STEMM Prep is a highly competitive, selective national program that aims to increase diversity in science, technology, engineering math and medicine higher education programs and careers, and connect minority trainees with mentors, leaders and opportunities across the educational pipeline.

By | July 18th, 2016|

UW Medicine’s “most influential” scientists video series features Emeritus Allan Hoffman, adjunct David Baker

Prof. Emeritus Allan Hoffman and adjunct faculty in BioE David Baker, recognized earlier this year as among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" by Thomson Reuters are featured in a UW Medicine video series about the broad scope of innovative research in UW Medicine.

By | June 30th, 2016|

Albert Folch’s “The upcoming 3D printing revolution in microfluidics” featured on Lab on a Chip cover

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Albert Folch co-authored and designed the cover illustration for the cover article "The upcoming 3D printing revolution in microfluidics" of the May 21 issue of Lab on a Chip.

By | June 27th, 2016|

UW Bioengineering eNews Spring/Summer 2016

UW Bioengineering eNews offers an update on our advances in bioengineering research and education, and recognizes recent achievements of our students and faculty.

By | June 8th, 2016|

New faculty member Jennifer Davis works to block scarring in heart regeneration

Assistant Professor Jennifer Davis applies expertise in cardiac biology and genetics to break down the barriers to repairing heart damage. As an avid marathoner, she finds that running inspires some of her best scientific ideas.

By | June 8th, 2016|

James Bassingthwaighte to head new Cardiac Energy Grid multi-institutional research program

A new multi-institutional research program, the Cardiac Energy Grid, funded by NHLBI for the next [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|

UW Bioengineers design tiny vascular networks, study clotting

UW bioengineers have engineered tiny blood vessels to study blood clotting disorders and blood flow in kidneys and other organs, and are also getting to an understanding of how mechanical forces affect blood clotting, which may one day help prevent heart disease and stroke.

By | June 8th, 2016|