Beyond KU

Our outstanding alumni have filed patents, started their own businesses, and continued state of the art research. Our graduates have obtained positions at some of the most powerful and influential leaders in the industry, such as:

  • ARCCA, Inc, Philadelphia, PA 
  • Army Medical Services Corps 
  • Baxano Surgical, Raleigh, NC
  • Biomet Spine, Broomfield, CO
  • Boeing
  • Bistrol-Myers Squibb, New York, NY
  • Food and Drug Administration, Washington DC  
  • Garmin, Olathe, KS
  • Global Control Systems Inc. Olathe, KS
  • Harlan Global Manufacturing, Kansas City, MO
  • Interactive Design, Lenexa, KS
  • Intuitive Surgical, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Larson Binkley, Kansas City, MO
  • LC Therapeutics, Delaware
  • LI-COR Biosciences, Lincoln, NE
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Nitto Denko, Kansas City, MO
  • Orchid Ortho, Holt, MI
  • Pivotal Labs, San Francisco, CA
  • RBC Medical Innovations, Lenexa, KS
  • Schlumberger Ltd, Houston, TX
  • Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, Memphis, TN
  • Spinal Simplicity, Mission, KS
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, Kansas City, MO
  • VA Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering, Veteran’s Administration, Seattle, WA

Many of our students have begun their own start-up companies, some even while they were still at KU. A sampling of our student start-up companies include:

  • Dynamic Athletic Research Institute, LLC, Lenexa, KS
  • Evoke Medical, Lawrence, KS
  • Glyscend, Baltimore, MD 
  • Likarda, Kansas City, KS
  • Marsynth, Lawrence, KS
  • Orbis Biosciences, Kansas City, KS
  • Ronawk, Lawrence, KS
  • Somametric, Kansas City, MO
  • West Device Innovations, Kansas City, KS

Our alumni have also gone on to continue their education and careers at universities such as:

  • China University of Geosciences
  • Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
  • Rutgers University
  • Stanford University 
  • South China University of Technology
  • Tennessee State University
  • UCLA’s Active Materials Laboratory
  • University of Denver
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Twente in the Netherlands
  • University of Washington’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

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