BME Dept. School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Current: Michelle Khine is an Associate Professor
in the Biomedical Engineering Dept at UC Irvine, Director of Faculty Innovation at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and Director of BioENGINE at the Applied Innovation.
Background: Michelle Khine was an Assistant and Founding
Professor of the School of Engineering at UC Merced. She
received her BS ('99) and MS ('01, under Dennis
Lieu) in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and her
PhD ('05, under
Luke P Lee) in
Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and UCSF. While in graduate
school, she worked at Sandia
National Labs as a MESA Fellow as well as co-founded
Fluxion Biosciences (San Francisco, Ca), which was based on her
Philosophy: "A wise man (Yoda, to be specific) once
said, 'Do or do not, there is no try'. I live by that quote: I
never settle. I believe in fully embracing life, being
incentified rather than intimidated by challenges...and above
all else, enjoying the journey -- the "doing" -- instead of
concerning myself with the destination. Yoda's guidance has
served me well. I live a pretty charmed life. My family are my
close friends (and my friends are like family) and I would move
heaven and hell for any one of them if they needed me to, and I
am pretty sure they'd do the same for me. Or, as Yoda would
say, 'Good relations with the Wookiees, I have.' I also have
the best job in the world! I feel like I don't actually work
but rather play for a living. My unshakeable naivete has me
believing I can do anything I really put my heart to...and that
has not failed me to date."
Fun fact: Michelle has a world speed record.
Just named: TR35 2009 Recipient.
Thank you MIT Technology Review!