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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  • Buddy Ratner

Buddy Ratner receives Most Cited Article award from Annals of Biomedical Engineering

UW Bioengineering Professor Buddy Ratner has received one of two Most Cited Article awards from the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, the official journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).
By |July 22nd, 2015|
  • Barry Lutz with Student

Barry Lutz named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow

Barry Lutz is one of 17 UW faculty to be named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows recognized for initiating groundbreaking programs, fostering industry collaborations and sharing their ideas, knowledge and entrepreneurial thinking across UW.
By |July 13th, 2015|
  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

Alyssa Taylor elected ASEE officer

Lecturer Alyssa Taylor has been elected as Member-at-Large for the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
By |June 24th, 2015|
  • Lara Gamble, research associate professor of bioengineering, with lab equipment

Lara Gamble named Fellow of AVS

Dr. Gamble is recognized for her continued development of novel biomedical surface analysis tools and methodology for advancing our understanding of diagnostic devices and biological materials.
By |June 22nd, 2015|
  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

Lecturer Alyssa Taylor recognized for teaching excellence, promoting academic discovery

Instead of pursuing a tenure-track faculty position or a job in industry, UW Bioengineering Lecturer Alyssa Taylor decided to focus on her passion for undergraduate education and become a course lecturer. Today, Dr. Taylor is recognized for her work teaching and mentoring BioE students, and promoting academic discovery in the department community.
By |June 2nd, 2015|
  • smart magnetic nanoparticles

Coulter program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact

Medical test and drug development technologies from UW Bioengineering have spun out into start-ups Nexgenia and Nanosurface Biomedical, with Coulter's help.
By |March 19th, 2015|

2015 BioE Awards Recipient Profiles: Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin

Profiles of the 2015 BioE Awards recipients: Suzie Pun (Outstanding Faculty Mentor), Nuttada Panpradist (Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor), Ted Chen (Outstanding Graduate Student TA) and Colleen Irvin (Outstanding Staff Member).
By |June 1st, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering assistant professor Kim Woodrow

Kim Woodrow receives 2015 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Kim Woodrow, assistant professor of bioengineering, has received a 2015 UW Undegraduate Research Mentor Award. This award recognizes her commitment to guiding undergraduates to achieve success as research scholars.
By |May 15th, 2015|

2015 BioE Awards Announced

The 2015 BIOE Awards for Faculty Teacher/Mentor, Graduate Student Mentor, Graduate Student TA and Staff were announced on Tuesday, May 19 during the annual Rushmer Lecture. This year's awardees are Suzie Pun, Nuttada Panpradist, Ted Chen and Colleen Irvin.
By |May 20th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager
  • Chris Adams

Paul Yager, Leslie Chan and Christopher Adams receive 2015 College of Engineering Awards

uW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager, Ph.D. candidate Leslie Chan and Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute building coordinator Christopher Adams have been selected for 2015 College of Engineering (COE) Awards.
By |April 30th, 2015|