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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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Wendy Thomas and Nuttada Panpradist receive 2016 UW Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards

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.
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UW alumnus and former faculty member Donald Baker named to Washington Life Science Hall of Fame

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.
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Deok-Ho Kim and Charles Murry receive 2016 ITHS Collaboration Innovation Award

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.
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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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Charles Murry to be honored at NWABR “Speak up for Research” Gala

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.
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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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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.