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 Name   Savio Lau-Yuen Woo  
 Election Year1996
 Education

B.S. (Mechanical Eng.), Chico State College (1965)

M.S. (Mechanical Eng.), University of Washington (1966)

Ph.D. (Bioengineering), University of Washington (1971)

D.Sc. (Honorary), California State University (1998)

D.Eng. (Honorary), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2008)

 Professional
 Experience

Assistant, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego (1970-1980)

Professor, University of California, San Diego (1980-1990)

Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh (1990-present)

Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh (1990-1993)

A.B. Ferguson Professor, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh (1993-2004)

W.K. Whiteford Professor, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh (2004-2007)

Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh (2007-2017)

Bāo Yù Gāng Endowed Chair Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Ningbo University (2016-2018)

Distinguished Chair Professor, College of Biomedical Engineering, Taipei Medical University (2017-2018)

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh (2017-present)

 Specialties

Engineering Sciences, Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering

 Awards and
 Honors

Elected to U.S. National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine (1991)

H.R. Lissner Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1991)

Giovanni Borelli Award, American Society of Biomechanics (1993)

Elected to U.S. National Academy of Engineering (1994)

Muybridge Medal, International Society of Biomechanics (1995)

Olympic Gold Medalist and IOC Olympic Prize for Sports Science (1998)

Carnegie Centenary Professor, The Carnegie Trust for the University of Scotland (2002)

Life Science Award, Carnegie Science Center Awards of Excellence (2006)

Life Time Achievement Award, Bay Area Knee Society (2007)

Diamond Award "Distinguished Achievement in Academia", University of Washington College of Engineering (2008)

Gold Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)(2012)

Establishment of the Savio L-Y. Woo Medal for Translational Biomechanics, Bioengineering Division (BED), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2015)

 Current
 Positions

Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

Director, Musculoskeletal Research Center

Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Contact Information - Office 
Address   405 Center for Bioengineering
300 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219, U.S.A.  
Tel   (412) 648-2000 
Fax   (412) 648-2001 
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