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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

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Krittika D’Silva receives Gates Cambridge scholarship

Krittika D’Silva, a BioE and computer engineering double major, has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Ph.D. study at the University of Cambridge. At UW, she has worked towards creating software solutions for health care and empowering a world of good through mobile technology.
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Wendy Thomas, Daniel Ratner receive 2016 UW College of Engineering Awards

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.
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Ian Andrews receives 2016 Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence

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.
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Abbi Helfer, Lael Wentland, Anna Blakney and Emily Krogstad receive Whitaker awards

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.
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Marvin Mecwan and Razieh Khalifehzadeh receive 2016 World Biomaterial Congress Travel Award

Marvin Mecwan, a Ph.D. student in Professor Buddy Ratner's lab, has received a $500 travel award to attend the 2016 World Biomaterial Congress in Montreal, Canada. The World Biomaterials Congress is the largest gathering of biomaterial researchers charting the future of the field.
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Patrick Stayton named Distinguished Career Professor of Bioengineering

Boldly pursuing the forefront of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, Patrick Stayton embodies UW Bioengineering’s mission to invent the future of medicine.
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Suzie Pun named 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Suzie Pun, the UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was recently named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and societal welfare.
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UW Bioengineering 2015 eNews Year in Review for Peers

Learn about advances in research made by UW Bioengineering faculty and students in 2015, as well as the many awards and honors they have received in the past year.
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Barry Lutz named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellow

Barry Lutz is one of 17 UW faculty to be named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows recognized for initiating groundbreaking programs, fostering industry collaborations and sharing their ideas, knowledge and entrepreneurial thinking across UW.