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. Read about UW BioE’s achievements, leadership through the decades and notable dates in the anniversary article.

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UW Bioengineering history

Learn how we have advanced bioengineering research, education, leadership and service, from our beginning as the UW Center of Bioengineering in 1967 to today.

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Stories of Impact

  • Prof. Joan Sanders

Prof. Joan Sanders featured in UW Today

October 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Prof. Joan Sanders featured in UW Today

Written by: Kiyomi Taguchi and James Urton UW News - October 13, 2022 See [...]

  • Barry Lutz Mike Averkiou

Hope and Healing

July 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Hope and Healing

Reprinted here.  Original story One researcher combats cancer with the help of UW [...]

  • Donald Baker with ultrasound device

Donald Baker – UW Bioengineering pioneer of medical ultrasound – has died at age 85

March 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Donald Baker – UW Bioengineering pioneer of medical ultrasound – has died at age 85

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.

  • UW Bioengineering's Ruikang Wang

Ruikang Wang named WRF / David and Nancy Auth Innovator of Bioengineering

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on Ruikang Wang named WRF / David and Nancy Auth Innovator of Bioengineering

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.

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Anniversary News & Events

  • Albert Folch and his book

Outstanding Academic Title – Hidden in Plain Sight

December 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Outstanding Academic Title – Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight is chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Professor [...]

  • Chris Neils and Robbie Wong

Faculty Promotions

December 15th, 2022|Comments Off on Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to faculty Christopher Neils and Roberta Wong on their promotions UW BioE welcomes [...]

  • BioE Scholars

UW BioE students receive scholarships and fellowships

December 9th, 2022|Comments Off on UW BioE students receive scholarships and fellowships

We are proud of our students who have been honored with scholarships or fellowships [...]