50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future
2017-18 marked the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Center for Bioengineering at UW, and 20 years since BioE was established as an academic department.
Stories of Impact
A-Alpha Bio, Nanodropper, OLA Simple finish strong, win $32,500 at 2018 UW Business Plan Competition
Photo: 2018 UW Business Plan Competition Grand Prize winners A-Alpha Bio. Courtesy of UW Foster School [...]
Donald W. Baker, former professor in UW Bioengineering and in Electrical Engineering, and inventor whose device has enabled life-saving imaging for millions of patients, passed away Feb. 27, 2018.
The WRF / David and Nancy Innovator of Bioengineering award strengthens the UW’s innovation pipeline to biomedical industry. By fostering the development of technologies, treatments and tools for clinical use, the award advances health care worldwide. We congratulate the award's recipient, Ruikang (Ricky) Wang, professor of bioengineering and ophthalmology.
Professor Paul Yager, noted disease diagnostics innovator and former department chair, has been elected to the National Academy of Inventors. NAI Fellows 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.
As a founding member of BioE's biomaterials research group, Professor Emeritus Thomas Horbett's work advanced the fields of protein adsorption and surface science.
UW Bioengineering ranked fifth among biomedical engineering programs by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
UW Bioengineering is among several UW departments ranked in the world's top 10 in their respective fields in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017.
Anniversary News & Events
Alton Cao is a senior studying bioengineering, and he plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about how Alton found his way into research before realizing he needed to make a change in his path, and discovered that working in patient care and medicine was more fulfilling for him.
A recap of UW Bioengineering's efforts to empower better health care through biomedical research, education and service, and impact medicine, for Washington and for the world.
Nanodropper wins Grand Prize; Pulmora, Insulin Anywhere also win at 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
Eight teams involving UW BioE undergraduate and graduate students were among 22 teams competing in [...]
Savannah Lawton is a senior studying Bioengineering. After graduation, she will be traveling the world solo for eight months under the Bonderman Fellowship. Read more to learn about how Savannah discovered her interests in bioengineering and plans to enter medicine.
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mabi.201800242 Jingxuan Yan, Ruying Chen, Hong Zhang, James D. Bryers. Macromol Biosci. 2019 Feb;19(2):e1800242. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201800242. Abstract: mRNA vaccines have proven to [...]
UW Bioengineering faculty member Cole DeForest joined the core faculty in January 2019 as joint assistant professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering. He brings expertise in applying synthetic chemistry and materials science to the department’s biomaterials, protein engineering and regenerative medicine research.