Dr. John A. Viator has been named the inaugural director of the new Biomedical Engineering Program at Duquesne University, effective Sept. 1. The program, which will enroll its first class of students in the fall of 2014, is the only engineering degree offered in Southwestern Pennsylvania at a top-tier Catholic research institution.
“We are very pleased to have secured the commitment of someone of Dr. Viator’s caliber to lead our new Biomedical Engineering Program,” said Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty. “He is an accomplished scholar and designer of innovative medical devices. Viator will help us build a faculty committed to quality undergraduate teaching. We also expect him to play an important role in applying our Catholic and Spiritan mission to this emerging new world of biomedical engineering.”