August 31, 2009 | UW Bioengineering
Chris Neils and Alyssa Taylor will join our faculty as Undergraduate Lecturers, Bioengineering Chair Paul Yager announced.
Neils, who has taught in the undergraduate program since 2001, will begin his new role Wednesday, Sept. 16. He led the department's Biomedical Instrumentation course and served as lab instructor for Bioengineering Systems Analysis and Bioengineering Signal Processing. As a capstone project facilitator, Neils provided technical and programmatic advice to senior bioengineering students. He has been an active member of our Curriculum and ACI committees.
“In his new role, Chris will have the opportunity to further contribute to the department as the senior capstone program and undergraduate curriculum are revised and enhanced,” Yager said. “I am excited by the energy and experience that Chris brings to his new role.”
Alyssa Taylor is completing her PhD in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. She expects to defend her dissertation by February 2010 and begin her appointment here in time for Spring Quarter. Alyssa is pursuing a career in engineering education and, in addition to her research experience in biomedical engineering, biology and physiology; she has extensive teaching experience including a two-semester teaching assistantship for capstone senior design.
The search committee was chaired by James Bryers and included Dan Ratner, Mike Regnier and Kelli Jayn Nichols with assistance from Laura Wright.
“We all look forward to an exciting new year thanks to these great hires,” Yager said in thanking the committee for their work.