Meet Melanie Watson

Trine University - Allen School of Engineering
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Melanie Watson
Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering, Louisiana Tech University; Master of Science in engineering, Louisiana Tech University; Doctorate of Philosophy, Louisiana Tech University

Melanie Watson is an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department in Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering & Technology. After graduating from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering, Watson worked as a clinical engineer for Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe, La. Later, she went back to Louisiana Tech to earn a doctorate focusing on biomimetic microfluidics devices involving bionanotechnology and biomaterials aspects.

She transitioned to a program coordinator and assistant professor position at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, continuing her teaching and research focus in biological microfluidics. With engineering entrepreneurship aspirations, she established HandHeld Medical Technologies, LLC, to work in tandem with her upper-level courses engaging students in practical design experiences.

In 2015, Watson joined Trine University’s biomedical engineering faculty and developed a relationship with the Innovation One program. Her passion for teaching is based on inspiring students to develop their own medical technologies to improve healthcare on a global level.

Born on the bayou in northeast Louisiana, she grew up with a deep appreciation for spicy food, great music and southern colloquialisms. Outside of the classroom, she loves spending time with her family, riding motorcycles, and playing the drums and trumpet.