Aileen Huang-Saad

Aileen Huang-Saad is a faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at the University of Michigan (U-M) and Assistant Director of Academic Programs in the U-M College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship. She is responsible for developing the BME department's first graduate design course that takes students through the innovation value chain in the classroom environment. Students work with U-M physicians in developing innovative solutions to medical challenges and are responsible for manufacturing prototypes and developing prototype commercialization plans. Aileen was recently awarded the U-M ASEE Outstanding Professor Award and the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award for her work in developing and implementing this course. Prior to joining the U-M faculty, she worked in industry, gaining experience in biotech, defense, and medical device testing. Aileen has a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.