Dr. Robert J. Lutz ’63

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Wall of Fame Class of 2014

Dr. Robert Lutz retired as a biomedical engineer in the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Physical Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, where he was chief of the Drug Delivery and Kinetic Section. He spent the entirety of his 38-year career in that profession, providing important contributions that led to the development of bioengineering programs at NIH. Dr. Lutz authored more than 60 scientific publications in addition to several book chapters. He mentored more than 150 bioengineering students and served as the director of the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program at NIH, which selects 16 of the top junior bioengineering students from across the country to participate in cuttingedge research at NIH labs, with Dr. Lutz as their mentor. He was chosen as a fellow in the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and as a fellow in the Washington Academy of Sciences, where he received the Award for Outstanding Achievements in Engineering Sciences. Since 1979, he has served as a visiting professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of Howard University in Washington, D.C.

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