UW Bioengineering is proud of all our faculty, staff and students, and the many awards they earn for their work in teaching, mentoring and improving lives through bioengineering research and innovations.
Faculty Award Highlights
- 6 members of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
- 21 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows
- One George Winter Award (top award of the European Society of Biomaterials)
- Two current UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows
- One Sloan Research Fellow
- One NAE Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
- One Pierre Galleti Award from AIMBE
Student Award Highlights
- 22 current National Science Foundation Fellows
- One Fulbright Student Fellow, Rhodes Scholar, one Luce Scholar, and 5 Goldwater Scholars as of Winter 2015
- 5 Levinson Emerging Scholar awards
- Multiple awards from NASA Space Grant
- Multiple awards in business plan competitions from UW Foster School of Business
- Fellowships from American Heart Association and Washington Research Foundation
- More Amgen Scholars than any other UW department; 31 since 2007
- Over 100 Mary Gates Scholarships
Featured Awards and Recognition
BioE student teams win Third Place, Big Picture, Best Health/Healthcare Idea prizes at 2016 UW Business Plan Competition
Two UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $15,000 at the 2016 UW Business Plan Competition. [...]
Wendy Thomas, UW associate professor of bioengineering, and BioE Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist have received 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor awards. Awardees are selected from nominations made by participants in the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
UW alumnus and former research professor Donald W. Baker will be inducted as an inaugural member of the Washington Life Science Hall of Fame. The honor, bestowed by Life Science Washington, recognizes pioneers who have had the greatest impact on life sciences in Washington state.
UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry have received one of three 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Awards. The award encourages the development of new interdisciplinary collaborations that address critical transitions in translational research.
UW Bioengineering Associate Professors Wendy Thomas and Daniel Ratner have received 2016 UW College of Engineering Awards. Dr. Thomas received the Faculty Award for Teaching and Dr. Ratner received the Dean's Award.
UW Bioengineering senior Ian Andrews has received the 2016 Dean's Medal for Academic Excellence from the College of Engineering. Selection criteria include grades, rigor and distribution of coursework, research experience, extracurricular activities and leadership.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program awards promote the professional development of superb leaders in biomedical engineering who will advance the profession through an international outlook.
Charles Murry, UW professor of bioengineering, pathology and medicine/cardiology and pioneering cardiac disease researcher, will be honored at the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) Speak up for Research Gala on June 9, 2016.