Aileen Huang-Saad, Ph.D., MBA


Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Education

Aileen is a co-founder of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship and faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Since 2007, she was responsible for building the initial Program in Entrepreneurship for UM undergraduates, co-developing the masters’ level entrepreneurship program, launching the National Science Foundation (NSF) University of Michigan I-Corps Node and creating the biomedical engineering graduate design program. She is a canonical instructor for the NSF and National Institute of Health (NIH) I-Corps Program. Aileen has received numerous awards for her teaching and student advising, including the Thomas M. Sawyer, Jr. Teaching Award, the UM ASEE Outstanding Professor Award, the Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award, and the College of Engineering Outstanding Student Advisor Award.   

Prior to joining the University of Michigan faculty, Dr. Huang-Saad worked in industry gaining experience in new venture biotech (NanoBio Corporation), the defense industry (Institute for Defense Analysis and DARPA), and medical device testing (Southwest Research Institute). Aileen has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan Ross School of Business.