George Wodicka appointed inaugural Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University's Board of Trustees on Friday (Oct. 14) ratified the headship named for orthopedics pioneer Dr. Dane A. Miller and appointed George Wodicka as the Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering.

Wodicka is founding head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. He joined Purdue in 1989 as assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Under his leadership the Weldon School has grown to prominence including an intellectual property portfolio of more than 100 issued U.S. patents, with more than half licensed to Indiana medical device companies.

He conducts a translational research program in the area of biomedical acoustics - the application of sonic technologies toward the solution of problems in clinical medicine. His research has been supported by government agencies and private foundations, resulting in numerous F.D.A.-approved medical devices through startup company formation and corporate partnerships. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, as well as a Guggenheim Fellow.

Wodicka earned his bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his master's and doctoral degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Photo: George Wodicka (left), Dane A. Miller Head of Biomedical Engineering and Professor with Vice Provost Peter Hollenbeck at the Board of Trustees meeting on October 14, 2016.


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