Per Reinhall is Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington (UW) and the Chief Technology Officer for VICIS. He is also the Director of the Boeing Advanced Research Center at UW. Dr. Reinhall obtained his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Washington and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Caltech. His main research interests include dynamical systems, mechanics, acoustics, and biomechanics with a focus on the development of biomedical devices, noise, shock and vibration control, and automated assembly. Dr. Reinhall is a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow. His research discoveries have led to two startup companies: VICIS and Marine Construction Technologies, PBC, which is developing a new, quieter pile technology used to protect aquatic wildlife during construction of bridges, ferry terminals, and other on-water structures. He is also a former Stockholm, Sweden ping pong champion in the 12/13 age group. 

“Engineering can solve problems, and there’s no more important or worthy problem than the health and wellbeing of our kids. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to bring my background in impact and dynamics to help address this important public health issue.”