George R. Wodicka
Fellow: Awarded 1996
Field of Study: Medicine and Health
Competition: US & Canada
George R. Wodicka is Professor and Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at Purdue University. He is also Chairman of the Joint Purdue University – Indiana University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program.
Professor Wodicka attended The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, where he received the B.E.S. degree in biomedical engineering with both departmental and university honors. He was then awarded a fellowship from the Raytheon Company to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and received the S.M. degree in electrical engineering and computer science and the Ph.D. degree in medical engineering. Upon completion of his doctoral studies, Professor Wodicka received the Harvard-M.I.T. graduate award in medical engineering for service to the academic community.
Since joining the Purdue faculty, Professor Wodicka has received the Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teacher Award, the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Teacher Award twice, the Honeywell Excellence in Teaching Award, the A.A. Potter Outstanding Teaching Award, and the D.D. Ewing Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Purdue College of Engineering Leadership Award.
Professor Wodicka conducts an active research program in the area of biomedical acoustics—the application of sonic technologies toward the solution of problems in clinical medicine. His current efforts include the design of acoustic guidance systems for clinical catheters and tubes, the development of acoustic biosensors to quantify airway obstruction, and the study of human speech production. Numerous government agencies, foundations, and medical device corporations have supported his research program.
Professor Wodicka is the recipient of a Young Investigator Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.