Early this fall we challenged our students to produce videos illustrating the Bioengineering Department — in under 20 seconds. Check out their work!
2018 capstones complete – congratulations seniors!
Congratulations to our capstone seniors on finishing their BioE 192 senior projects! This year students worked with seven clinical faculty at UCSF, UCSF Fresno, and Stanford to address problems including blood loss in low-resource conflict zones, robust approaches to draining ascites fluid from patients suffering from alcoholic liver disease, the user interface for individuals with […]
Sports Tech – Cal Athletics and Engineering
The Sports Tech Challenger Class, a collaboration between Cal Athletics and the College of Engineering, put athletes and engineers to work this fall developing base technologies or applications that improve athletic performance.
Capstone team takes second in Big Ideas
The senior capstone team “SurgeCare”, of Jovanny Guillen, Tatiana Jansen and Irene Kim, took 2nd place in the 2018 Big Ideas contest, Global Health category! SurgeCare is a locally sourced device capable of effectively cleaning surgical instruments using recycled, pressurized water, without the use of electricity, with the potential to decrease the high rate of surgical site infections in low resource settings like Ethiopia.
Investor, Reach Capital
B.S. Bioengineering, Minor IEOR, 2009
MBA Wharton, 2015, MPA Harvard Kennedy School, 2016
I’m an early-stage investor in education technology companies. I spend my time meeting with entrepreneurs, evaluating potential investments, and supporting our portfolio companies with everything from recruiting to product strategy.
“I’m very thankful for the analytical and problem solving skills that were an integral part of the Bioengineering program. One specific course that deeply shaped my career was the Capstone course with Professor Amy Herr.”
Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016
My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.
“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”
Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015
I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”
Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.
“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”
Clinical Demand and Supply Leader, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I predict how much medicine we need to produce to ensure that we have enough medicine for the patients in our clinical trials. Currently, I am managing the global supply of a new Alzheimer’s drug and a Macular Degeneration (blindness) drug.
“When I’m faced with a new problem, I take a step back to brainstorm multiple possible solutions from different perspectives ..to choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”