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
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.
The University of Washington’s nationally ranked Department of Bioengineering has established its first endowed professorship, a move that will help the department maintain its leading role in the fast-paced field of bioengineering, officials announced in November 2000.
The journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner's scholarly, editorial contributions; celebrates Buddy Ratner's 70th birthday
Celina Gunnarsson receives 2017 UW President’s Medal, College of Engineering Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence
Celina, a senior in Assistant Professor Ying Zheng's lab, is developing a tool that can help researchers understand blood brain barrier dysfunction in cerebral malaria, and has co-created a curriculum that focuses on the interplay of ethics and diversity in undergraduate engineering education.
Anniversary News & Events
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.