UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Dr. Barry Lutz is one of 17 UW faculty to be named 2015 CoMotion Presidential Innovation Fellows. Appointed by UW Interim President Ana Mari Cauce, these appointees join ten continuing fellows previously selected for success in fostering a culture of innovation at UW. These faculty initiate groundbreaking programs, foster industry collaborations and share their ideas, knowledge and entrepreneurial thinking across UW.
Formerly known as the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows, the program debuted in 2011.
The fellows will serve as mentors to other UW faculty, researchers, staff and students pursuing entrepreneurial aspirations. At the end of their appointment term, fellows are encouraged to continue participating in the program and serve an advisory role at CoMotion, the collaborative innovation hub for expanding the societal impact of the UW community.
Dr. Lutz was appointed assistant professor in 2014, and has been a member of the UW Bioengineering faculty since 2009. Dr. Lutz pursues economically sustainable medical device technologies appropriate for use in low-income markets, devising improved, or entirely new, devices for detecting and treating disease. He also leads commercialization-driven projects to develop an implantable microfluidic device.