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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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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  • Barry Lutz with Student

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|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager presenting at TEDXRainier, November 22, 2014

Paul Yager presents at TEDXRainier Nov. 22, 2014 (updated video)

UW Bioengineering Professor and former department chair (2007-13) Dr. Paul Yager presented at TEDXRainier in Seattle's McCaw Hall on November 22, in which he discussed how his research group is developing paper-based devices for diagnosing infectious disease, revolutionizing the world of medicine and increasing access to healthcare to everyone, everywhere.
By |November 25th, 2014|
  • Paul Yager at-home test with cell phone
  • Students at UW Bioengineering's Bloomin Brains Summer Camp
  • Work in a prosthetics lab

Making good: Desire to help others inspires diverse research

What do at-home disease test kits, neuroscience and the fit of artificial limbs share in common the researchers’ dedication to serving the public good and improving health. We talk with three researchers about the motivations for their work and the impact it stands to make.
By |December 15th, 2014|
  • Averkiou ultrasound mediated drug delivery
  • Mike Averkiou, UW Bioengineering faculty, on mountain bike

Mike Averkiou, innovator of clinical ultrasound technologies, joins UW Bioengineering faculty

Mike Averkiou knows a thing or two about bringing worlds together. He’s lived half his […]

By |December 15th, 2014|
  • Barry Lutz, UW Bioengineering faculty

Barry Lutz appointed tenure-track assistant professor

Barry Lutz was appointed tenure-track assistant professor of bioengineering on September 16, 2014. Dr. Lutz will establish an independent laboratory to develop devices for detecting and treating disease as well as develop and teach new courses. He will continue his commercialization-driven projects to develop an implantable microfluidic device for treating hydrocephalus and similar neurological conditions.
By |December 15th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering Research Assistant Professor Gianluca Interlandi

Shear force: new hire Gianluca Interlandi seeks to unlock the secrets of blood clotting

New UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Gianluca Interlandi studies the molecular function of blood proteins involved in hemostasis and clotting.
By |December 15th, 2014|
  • Averkiou ultrasound mediated drug delivery
  • Mike Averkiou, UW Bioengineering faculty
  • Barry Lutz, UW Bioengineering faculty
  • UW Bioengineering Research Assistant Professor Gianluca Interlandi
  • Paul Yager at-home test with cell phone

Fall/Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue: Chair’s Welcome  – Features – Bioengineers in the News – Awards & […]

By |December 15th, 2014|

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab’s at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches […]

By |December 15th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering associate professor Albert Folch

Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Albert Folch delivered the keynote talk at Duke University's Mahato Memorial Event November 19, 2014, an event that celebrates the intersection of art and science. He was also interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24 on November 25, 2014, and discussed his work with 3D printing and art.
By |December 11th, 2014|
  • Joan Sanders, Professor of UW Bioengineering

Joan Sanders to present UW Medicine “Science in Medicine” Lecture, January 20, 2015

UW Bioengineering Professor Joan Sanders will present in the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine Lecture series. The series, presented on behalf of the School of Medicine and Council on Research and Graduate Education, features talks by UW Medicine faculty researchers and clinicians on topics representing the breadth and diversity of UW Medicine’s cutting-edge research and clinical care.
By |December 8th, 2014|