Kenneth Lutchen
Boston University, USA

Dr. Kenneth R. Lutchen, is Dean of the College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Boston University. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles cited nearly 7600 times. His research is on understanding the mechanisms that cause lung disease and novel methods for diagnosing lung disease.

While Chair of BME the department ranking improved from 18th to 6th in the nation. As Dean, the College’s Graduate Ranking has improved from 54th to 34th and is ranked 15th among all private universities. He created a new Divisions in Materials Science and a Division of Systems Engineering and a 20,000 sq. ft Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC) designed to instill interdisciplinary product design skills throughout engineering education. Dean Lutchen has advanced the concept of “Creating the Societal Engineer” as a foundational principle of Engineering Education.

Dean Lutchen serves on the Advisory Committee to the Directorate for Engineering of The National Science Foundation. He is Past-President of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and has served on the Board of Directors of the BMES and the Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering at Harvard. Dr. Lutchen has been the recipient of the AIMBE Pierre Galletti Award, AIMBE’s highest honor.