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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Clay Schwenn, 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
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Kim Woodrow to present UW Medicine 2015 New Investigator Lecture

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow has been selected to present a UW Medicine 2015 New Investigator Lecture, part of the Science in Medicine Lecture Series. Dr. Woodrow will present her talk on Wednesday, October 28, 1-2 p.m. at Health Sciences Building's Turner Auditorium (D-209).

By | August 10th, 2015|

UW nanofabrication lab to receive $37M to expand work on tiny chips, sensors

The Seattle Times reported on UW's efforts to expand its Washington Nanofabrication Facility, a national user facility [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|

Bioengineers Without Borders team receives Global WACh – Coulter Foundation seed grant

UW Bioengineering's Bioengineers without Borders (BWB) has received $30,000 UW's Global WACh-Coulter Foundation partnership to develop a portable, affordable anesthetic delivery device for use in low-resource settings.

By | July 23rd, 2015|

Matthew O’Donnell receives IEEE EMBS Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology

UW Bioengineering Professor Matthew O'Donnell has received the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology.

By | July 22nd, 2015|

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 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 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 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|

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|

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|