April 22, 2009 | UW Bioengineering
UW Bioengineering ranks third in the number of members elected to the National Academy of Engineering's bioengineering section. Only MIT and Standford have more members.
UW Bioengineering NAE members are:
David Auth, PhD, Affiliate Professor
Interests: Optics bioengineering, lasers instrumentation, and new product development
James B. Bassingthwaighte, PhD, MD, Professor
Interests: Cardiovascular mass transport, cardiac metabolism, PET imaging, fractal physiology, physiome project, and large-scale systems modeling and analysis
Allan Hoffman, ScD, Professor
Interests: Smart polymer bioconjugates, hydrogels, drug delivery, and polymer surfaces
Matthew O'Donnell, PhD, Professor and Dean, College of Engineering
Interests: Exploring new imaging modalities in biomedicine, including elasticity imaging, in vivo microscopy, optoacoustic arrays, optoacoustic contrast agents for molecular imaging and therapy, thermal strain imaging, and catheter-based devices.
Buddy Ratner, PhD, Professor
Interests: Synthesis and characterization of polymeric biomaterials, surface analysis by ESCA, SIMS, STM, FTIR-ATR, AFM, and plasma deposition of thin films.
Members are elected to the NAE based on their pioneering contributions to engineering.