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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Direct Freshman Admission: December 1, 2014Apply
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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


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Four UW Bioengineering undergraduates nominated for Goldwater Scholarships

The UW Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards have nominated four UW Bioengineering undergraduate students for its campus nominees for 2015-16 Goldwater Scholarships. The Goldwater Scholarship is a national merit scholarship program for students in science and mathematics that recognizes the service and courage of Senator Barry Goldwater.
By |January 9th, 2015|
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2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships announced

Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships: Benjamin Read, Fablina Sharara and William Walker.
By |January 5th, 2015|
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Autumn 2014 Mary Gates Scholarships Announced

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty.
By |December 31st, 2014|

February 3, 2015: Entering the Era of Consumer-Driven Access and Delivery

UW Bioengineering welcomes Ralph C. Derrickson, President and CEO, Carena, Inc., to its Health Innovators Collaborative seminar series. Talk title: Entering the Era of Consumer-Driven Access and Delivery.
By |January 28th, 2015|
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National ESCA and Surface Analysis Center for Biomedical Problems (NESAC/BIO) Receives Additional 5 Years of Funding

NESAC/BIO advances state-of-the-art methods for surface analysis in biology and medicine through a combination of developments in new instrumentation, experimental techniques and data analysis methods.
By |December 31st, 2014|

January 6, 2015: A Novel Regional Approach to Address the Crisis in Quality and Cost in Cancer

UW Bioengineering welcomes Scott Ramsey of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to its January 2015 Health Innovators Collaborative lecture.
By |December 29th, 2014|
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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|
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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|
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Ph.D. student and HHMI Nominee Nuttada Panpradist brings global perspective to confronting HIV, TB

Second-year Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist is confronting the world’s largest public health problems. Working with Assistant Professor Barry Lutz, Nuttada develops diagnostic tests for diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis and hopes to increase access to affordable, accessible and sustainable tools that address urgent global health needs.
By |December 15th, 2014|
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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|