The following are current faculty members within the STEM School who have expertise in areas covered in the BSME curriculum and will contribute significantly to its implementation. In addition, four new, full-time faculty members will be hired over the next three years for this major.
Elaine Scott, Dean of the School of STEM
Elaine Scott, Ph.D., came to the University of Washington Bothell in August 2012. Prior to joining UW Bothell, she was professor and director of engineering programs at Seattle Pacific University, where she worked to expand their engineering programs with a focus on project‐based learning.
Before joining Seattle Pacific in 2006, Scott served as a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech. Scott holds bachelor and master degrees in agricultural engineering from the University of California, Davis, and doctoral degrees in agricultural engineering and in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the characterization of heat transfer in complex materials with a focus on biological materials, including food products and biomedical applications, and she has authored over 100 journal and conference papers.
Arnold S. Berger
Arnold S. Berger, Ph.D., is Division Chair of Engineering and Mathematics, and Associate Professor of Engineering and Mathematics in the UW Bothell School of STEM. His expertise is in digital design and embedded circuit design. He has a doctorate in Material Science from Cornell University. Berger has 22 years of industrial experience ranging from hardware design engineer to Director of Research and Development (R&D) at several companies, including HP, AMD and Applied Microsystems.
He also has more than 12 years of teaching experience at UWB and other institutions. He is the Electrical Engineering degree program coordinator, and serves in many committees at the program and university level. Berger has published over 50 papers, holds four patents and authored two textbooks on computer architecture and embedded design. He is a senior member of IEEE, and an advisor for the newly established UWB IEEE student chapter.
Seungkeun Choi, Ph.D., is currently Assistant Professor in the Engineering and Mathematics Division of the UW Bothell School of STEM. Dr. Choi received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea. From 1997 to 1998 he was a semiconductor process engineer at the LG Semicon, Korea. He attended the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA where he received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in image processing in 2000. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His research interests range from the development of multidisciplinary sensors and actuators based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), to the design, fabrication and testing of lightweight, flexible optoelectronics devices such as photovoltaics and light‐emitting diodes. Choi teaches materials science and elective courses in microelectromechanical systems and related areas.
Steven W. Collins
Steven W. Collins, Ph.D., P.E., is Associate Professor of Engineering and Mathematics in the UW Bothell School of STEM. Dr. Collins began his career as a process engineer with Philip Morris (now Altria) and Eastman Kodak after earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Growing interest in the effects of policy and societal context on engineering spurred a shift to the social sciences, culminating in a doctorate in Foreign Affairs from University of Virginia.
He has been a visiting researcher at several organizations in Japan and a research fellow at Japan’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy. His current research focuses on the role of policy and institutions in shaping technological change in the energy space, Asian perspectives in ethics and philosophy of engineering, and improved integration of technical and societal dimensions in engineering education. A licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Washington State in chemical engineering, Collins teaches the Engineering Professional Development courses, thermal fluids analysis, introduction to engineering, electives in energy, and the incorporation of diversity and global perspectives across the curriculum.
Lawrence Lam, Ph.D., is Lecturer in the Engineering and Mathematics Division of the UW Bothell School of STEM, where he teaches courses in Electrical Engineering. Holder of a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington Seattle, he has over ten years of teaching experience. He has also worked for National Semiconductor as a device and process integration engineer, developing Bipolar and BiCMOS process modules. As a postdoc in the Cornell University Materials Science Department, he studied polysilicon grain growth and its application in thin film transistors and OLED display. Lam will contribute to the BSME curriculum in materials science and technical elective courses at the intersection of materials science, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
Pierre Mourad, Ph.D., begins his appointment as Associate Professor in the Engineering and Mathematics Division of the UW Bothell School of STEM in fall 2013. He has held appointments in the UW Seattle Departments of Bioengineering, Neurological Surgery, and Pediatric Dentistry, while also serving as Senior Principal Physicist at the Applied Physics Laboratory.
Mourad’s research in oceanography, atmospheric sciences, sonoluminescence, arctic and ocean acoustics, acoustic holography, and medical acoustics has generated more than twenty invention disclosures, and he is an inventor on three issued patents and another thirteen patent applications, all having to do with means of diagnosing or treating various diseases and disorders. His work on drug delivery and ultrasound technologies has been incorporated into several startup companies. Mourad holds a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington Seattle. He teaches the ME Project Capstone courses and technical electives in biomechanical and biomedical engineering.