50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future
Celebrate the past, present and future of bioengineering with us
2017-18 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Center for Bioengineering at UW, and 20 years since BioE was established as an academic department. Stay tuned for more information on special events and other ways you can celebrate with us.
Stories of Impact
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.
Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates brave howling winds to open new bioengineering and genomic sciences building
Former President Jimmy Carter spoke at the opening of the new William H. Foege Genome Sciences and Bioengineering Building on the UW campus in March 2006.
Anniversary News & Events
For 50 years, UW Bioengineering has engineered better health for a boundless future. Join us [...]
This event will feature an agenda of talks from prominent members of industry, alumni and UW faculty communities, student activities and the annual Allan S. Hoffman Lecture. This year's lecturer is the event's namesake - Prof. Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman.
The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of UW’s Center for Bioengineering and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the UW Department of Bioengineering, a department jointly operated by the UW School of Medicine and College of Engineering.