Michelle Khine, Ph.D. is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Irvine. She is the founding Director of Faculty Innovation at the Samueli School of Engineering and founding Director of BioENGINE (BioEngineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship) at UC Irvine. Prior to joining UC Irvine in 2009, she was an Assistant & Founding Professor at UC Merced. Michelle received her BS and MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering and her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. She is the Scientific Founder of 6 start-up companies. Michelle was the recipient of the TR35 Award and named one of Forbes ’10 Revolutionaries’ in 2009 and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ in 2011. She was awarded the NIH New Innovator’s Award, was named a finalist in the World Technology Awards for Materials, and was named by Marie‐Claire magazine as ‘Women on Top: Top Scientist’. She was named Innovator of the Year 2017 for the Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine. Michelle is a Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, recognizing the top 2% of biomedical engineers nationally) and well as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.