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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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|

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.

By | March 5th, 2018|

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.

By | January 23rd, 2018|

Paul Yager elected 2017 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

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.

By | December 12th, 2017|

Thomas Horbett receives 2018 Society for Biomaterials Founder’s Award

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.

By | December 8th, 2017|

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.

By | July 19th, 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.

By | July 11th, 2017|

Nationally ranked bioengineering department gets its first endowed professorship

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.

By | July 11th, 2017|

Journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner, celebrates Buddy Ratner’s 70th birthday

The journal Biointerphases recognizes David Castner's scholarly, editorial contributions; celebrates Buddy Ratner's 70th birthday

By | July 3rd, 2017|

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.

By | May 11th, 2017|