UW bioengineers from Suzie Pun’s lab, along with collaborators from Emergency Medicine and Chemical Engineering, have developed an injectable polymer that could keep soldiers and trauma patients from bleeding to death.
Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.
Ian Andrews, a junior undergraduate in Dr. Barry Lutz’s lab, has been selected to participate in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program.
The 2015 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 12th, 2015 in Hogness Auditorium .All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2014, Winter, 2015, Spring 2015, or Summer 2015 are eligible to participate.
Wayne Quinton, UW’s “father of bioengineering”, passes away at age 94, honored in Seattle Times obituary
Quinton was one of the first practitioners of bioengineering and served an integral role in forming UW’s Center for Bioengineering, which became what is now the Department of Bioengineering. Quinton is a 2009 recipient of UW’s Diamond Award for Entrepreneurship and was also honored with UW’s highest honor for a graduate — the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus award.
At the age of five, second-year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Gary Liu was diagnosed with a chronic condition called minimal change kidney disease. His experience with the disease inspired him to study bioengineering and develop solutions to treat kidney disease. With bioengineering, Gary aims to improve his own health and help others suffering from kidney disease.
UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Anthony Convertine was named the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Polymer Chemistry Blog Author of the Month. In an interview on the RSC Polymer Chemistry blog, Dr. Convertine, whose academic background is in polymer science and engineering, talks about his latest work, inspiration to become a chemist and what he enjoys doing in his free time.
UW Bioengineering invites faculty, students and staff to register for Biomaterials Day 2015: Biomaterials in Translation: From Academia to Industry. This event will feature talks from leading professors and physicians on applications and research in biomaterials and a panel discussion on biomaterials in industry.
UW Bioengineering welcomes current BS Bioengineering student Lael Wentland into her new role as undergraduate peer advisor. In this role Lael will help prospective students gain an inside perspective on the UW Bioengineering undergraduate student experience.
UW Bioengineering Professors Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015. Drs. Pun and Daggett join UW Bioengineering’s 18 other AIMBE Fellows. AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering.