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biomedical engineering educator

Thomas Eugene Hutchinson, American biomedical engineering educator. Fields of research include microprobe analysis of biological tissue-an application of physics tools to solution of questions of ion transport in excitable cells, eye gaze computer interface for the handicapped, psychological and drug impairment testing using eye gaze response analysis. Recipient Distinguished Service award Virginia Track Association, 1988.

Background

Hutchinson, Thomas Eugene was born on August 1, 1936 in York, South Carolina, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, 1958. Master of Science, Clemson University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Virginia, 1963.

Career

Teaching assistant, University of Virginia, 1960-1961; research fellow, Atomic Energy Commission, 1962; senior scientist, 3M Company, 1963-1966; research specialist, 3M Company, 1966-1967; associate professor chemical engineering and material science, University of Minnesota, 1967-1974; professor, University of Minnesota, 1974-1976; professor bioengineering and chemical engineering, U. Washington, from 1976; associate dean engineering research, U. Washington, from 1982; William Stanfield Calcott professor biomedical engineering, University of Virginia, since 1982. Consultant various organizations including 3M Company, Radio Corporation of America, North Star Research, 1967-1973, on metallurgy, federal agys., 1988. Chairman Gordon Research Conference, 1970.

Visiting professor Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge, England, 1971. Senior research fellow U. Glasgow, Scotland, since 1974. Chairman Bettelle Conference Microprobe Analysis, 1980, Academy Conference on the Future of Science in the Southeast, 1987,Southeastern Universities Reasearch Association Materials Science committee, since 1984, SURAConf. on Synchrotron Radiation, 1986, 87, SURA select commission on the Future of Materials Service.

Member National Science Foundation select committee for Materials Service Centers, 1985-1988. Director SURA-COM Satellite Video Network, 1988.

Achievements

  • Fields of research include microprobe analysis of biological tissue-an application of physics tools to solution of questions of ion transport in excitable cells, eye gaze computer interface for the handicapped, psychological and drug impairment testing using eye gaze response analysis.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee Eyegaze Response Computer Aid (ERICA), 1987.

Membership

2nd lieutenant Civil Air Patrol, 1987. Elected senior fellow Biomedical Engineering Society. Member Electron Microscopy Society of America, American Vaccuum Society, Virginia Advanced Technology Association (board directors since 1985), Cosmos Club.

Connections

Married Colleen Ray, 1959. 2 children.

spouse:
Colleen Ray