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.
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 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.
More than 200 students, faculty and staff gathered in the UW’s HUB Lyceum Room on Friday, December 5th for the annual UW BioE Holiday Party to enjoy food, beverages and communal holiday spirit. Special guest Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and December UW Walker Ames lecturer, was in attendance. Party attendees participated in the Bake-Off, Ugly Sweater Contest and more!
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.
Congratulations to the three recipients of the 2014-15 UW Bioengineering capstone scholarships: Benjamin Read, Fablina Sharara and William Walker.
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.
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.
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Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device
Juan Pablo Esquivel, a senior fellow in Professor Paul Yager’s research group, led a team that received a $50,000 seed grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2014 Electrochemical Energy and Water Summit of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) to develop powerPAD, a clean water monitoring device using paper fuel cell technology