Keynote Speaker


Michelle Khine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Michelle Khine is currently an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Irvine. She was an Assistant & Founding Professor at UC Merced (2006–2009). Michelle received her B.S. and M.S. from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (1999 and 2001, respectively) and her Ph.D. under Luke P. Lee in Bioengineering (2005) from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.

Michelle was the Scientific Founder of Fluxion Biosciences, Shrink Nanotechnologies and, most recently, Novoheart. She was the recipient of the TR35 Award and named one of Forbes "10 Revolutionaries" in 2009 and one of the "100 Most Creative People in Business" by Fast Company Magazine in 2011. Michelle 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 is currently working on starting a novel "co-op" with her students, called "A Hundred Tiny Hands," which was recently funded through UC Irvine's first Kickstarter campaign.