Ayokunle Olanrewaju, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor

University of Washington

Mechanical Engineering Department

I am excited about projects that unite the physical sciences and life sciences to create real world impact, especially in healthcare and education. My academic training is in bioengineering and my technical skills include microfabrication, 3D-printing, microfluidics, microscopy, molecular diagnostic assays, and immunoassays. I have published peer-reviewed journal articles and given podium presentations at international conferences.

My current research is focused on developing point-of-care diagnostics for therapeutic monitoring and precision dosing of polymerase inhibitor drugs used to treat infectious and chronic diseases like human immunodeficiency virus, tuberculosis, and cancer.

I enjoy communicating science in accessible ways to diverse audiences including scientists, students, business people, and the general public in a variety of settings from classrooms to “shark tank” pitches to short video summaries.