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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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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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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    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
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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|
  • Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist

Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist receive 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

Wendy Thomas, UW associate professor of bioengineering, and BioE Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist have received 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor awards. Awardees are selected from nominations made by participants in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
By |May 19th, 2016|
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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|
  • 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|
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New Master of Applied Bioengineering program to prepare students for translational research

This month, UW Bioengineering will begin accepting applications for its newest master’s degree program, the […]

By |December 16th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering undergraduates Jamie Nunez and Lael Wentland

Lael Wentland and Jamie Nunez receive UW EIP Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarship supports UW students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, an interest in research and motivation to pursue graduate study in their field.
By |December 15th, 2015|
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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|

Direct freshman admit Solomon Muche “found hope in the margins” to overcome adversity and study at UW

UW BIOE Direct freshman admit and recent Ethiopian immigrant Solomon Muche faced a difficult path to UW, including homelessness. However, perseverance and hope guided him to complete high school, apply to UW and study bioengineering.
By |September 25th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering student Hani Mahmoud

Senior Hani Mahmoud selected as Fulbright Student, will study diabetes in Kuwait

UW Bioengineering senior Hani Mahmoud is selected as a Fulbright Student and becomes the first-ever student in the department's history to receive the internationally renowned fellowship. Hani will travel to Kuwait to investigate the rising prevalence of type-2 diabetes in that country at Dasman Diabetes Institute.
By |April 25th, 2014|
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9/25/2013 – 5th Symposium on Frontiers in Biomechanics: Mechanics in Infection

This event is co-sponsored by the United States National Committee on Biomechanics (USNCB) and the […]

By |September 4th, 2013|