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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  • 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
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Winter 2015 Mary Gates Scholars Announced

17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, tying previous records for awards granted in an application cycle.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
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Undergraduate Nikita Milani named 2015 University of Tokyo Amgen Scholar

Junior undegraduate Nikita Milani has been accepted to The University of Tokyo's Amgen Scholars program and will travel to Japan in summer 2015. Nikita will work in the lab of Yasuyuki Sakai, who investigates physiologically relevant cultured organ models, and implantable liver and pancreatic tissue scaffolds.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
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  • Empreva co-inventor Renuka Ramanathan
  • UW Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Fellow Hani Mahmoud teaches a class of children

UW Bioengineering eNews – Spring 2015

UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering's advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.
By |March 18th, 2015|
  • Krittika D'Silva in India July 2014
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Student’s smartphone apps connect remote populations to health care, help

Undergraduate student Krittika D’Silva, dual major in UW Bioengineering and Computer Science, builds apps for global health and to help those in developing regions.
By |March 18th, 2015|
  • Empreva co-inventor Renuka Ramanathan

Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health

No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.
By |March 13th, 2015|
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Injectable polymer could stop bleeding, save lives

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.
By |March 13th, 2015|
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Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins

Recent Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca is a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and will spend the next two years working with Dr. Michael Geeves of the University of Kent, UK, to better understand the myosin II isoforms that are predominantly expressed during in utero development
By |March 16th, 2015|
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UW Bioengineering Announces New Chair Cecilia Giachelli

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.
By |February 3rd, 2015|
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Undergraduate Ian Andrews selected for EPFL Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology

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.
By |February 27th, 2015|
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2015 Bioengineering Graduation Celebration

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.
By |February 27th, 2015|