Frederic Zenhausern

Joint Faculty

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PhD, Es Science in Applied Physics, University of Geneva
MBA, Finance, Rutgers University
BS, Biochemistry, University of Geneva
PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
BA, Physics, Washington University

Research Interests:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Nanobioscience

Teaching Interests:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Theraputic development


Dr. Frederic Zenhausern is Endowed Chair Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, professor of radiation oncology at the College of Medicine, Phoenix, and founder director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience and Medicine, or ANBM, at the University of Arizona. He is also a member of the Therapeutic Development Program at the University of Arizona’s Cancer Center.

Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Zenhausern was founder director of the Center for Applied Nanobioscience at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, and co-founder and R&D director of the first phase of the Center for Flexible Display and then CTO of MacroTechnology Works, a university think tank. Zenhausern was also tenured professor with both the Electrical Department and the School of Materials at the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

He is also a professor at the Translational Genomics Research Institute, or TGen, and leads innovative clinical research initiatives at Honor Health Research Institute. Over a decade, Zenhausern has held corporate research positions at IBM Research Division and Motorola Labs.

Zenhausern has co-authored about 70 scientific publications and over two dozen U.S. patents. He founded several startups and currently sits on several corporate scientific boards. He is also the recipient of several awards and an elected Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors, or NAI, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, or AIMBE.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020