Washington Engineer Special Edition - February 2009
National Academy of Engineering Honors UW Engineering Dean, Faculty and Alumnus
Receiving one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, Matthew O'Donnell, dean of the College of Engineering and professor in the department of bioengineering, and David Auth, an affiliate professor in bioengineering have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
Read more: National Academies press release, UW News article
The College of Engineering's Dean and Bioengineering Professor, Matthew O'Donnell
O’Donnell is being recognized for his "contributions to biomedical ultrasonics and real-time ultrasound imaging technologies." His research uses high-frequency energy pulses to perform noninvasive medical imaging. His research interests include ultrafast optics, in vivo microscopy, catheter imaging of coronary arteries, optoacoustic arrays, and elasticity and molecular imaging.
Read more: Meet Matt O’Donnell
Affiliate Professor in Bioengineering, David Auth
The academy cited Auth "for the invention and application of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding and coronary artery obstructions." His research career focused on developing least-invasive surgical tools, including endoscopes and catheters. Auth developed the Rotablator, a minimally invasive tool that removes calcified plaque from coronary arteries.
Read more: David Auth named 2006 Inventor of the Year
Ph.D. Alumnus in Computer Science & Engineering, Jeffrey Dean
The College of Engineering congratulates Jeffrey Dean, ’96 Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. alumnus who was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Jeff was elected “for contributions to the science and engineering of large-scale distributed computer systems.”
Please join us in congratulating Matt, David, and Jeff.