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Renowned UW Bioengineer Suzie Pun Named Next MolES Institute Director

By September 30, 2022No Comments

Suzie Hwang Pun, Washington Research Professor of Bioengineering, has been named the new Director of the Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute, effective July 1, 2023. The current Director, Pat Stayton, will continue to serve until Suzie’s appointment begins.

Pun brings a depth of academic leadership and industry experience and a vision for the future of MolES that will serve the Institute and the UW well. In addition to holding the WRF Professorship in Bioengineering, Pun is an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering, and an Associate Director of the Resuscitation Engineering Science Unit (RESCU) at the UW. She is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and has been recognized with MIT Technology Review’s “Top Young Innovators” designation, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, and as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. She was also recognized with the UW’s Marsha Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award for her dedicated mentoring of students. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. Pun also served as the co-chair of the College’s strategic plan steering committee in 2020-21.