Michelle Khine is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Irvine. She was an Assistant & Founding Professor at UC Merced (‘06-’09). Michelle received her BS and MS from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (’99 and ’01, respectively) and her PhD in Bioengineering (’05) from UC Berkeley and UCSF. She was the Scientific Founder of Fluxion Biosciences, Shrink Nanotechnologies and Novoheart. Michelle was the recipient of the MIT Technology Review TR35 Award (top 35 innovators under 35), named one of Forbes ’10 Revolutionaries’, and by Fast Company Magazine as one of the '100 Most Creative People in Business'. She 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 was just named as ‘Trailblazer’ by Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Michelle is currently working on a novel 'co-op' with her students, 'A Hundred Tiny Hands', which was recently funded through UC Irvine's first Kickstarter campaign, to enable children of any age to become real inventors by ‘playing science’.
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