About Dr. Gerald Pollack
Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, Dr. Gerald Pollack is an international leader in the field of water research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. Since then, his research interests have ranged broadly over the scientific spectrum, from cardiac dynamics and electrophysiology, to muscle contraction, cell biology, and more recently to the role of water in nature.
Currently Dr. Pollack runs the Pollack Laboratory at the University of Washington, which focuses on uncovering some of nature’s most deeply held secrets. He is also the Editor-In-Chief of the scientific journal WATER, a multidisciplinary research journal that brings together water-oriented research from diverse disciplines.
Professor Pollack has earned many distinctions, medals, and honors. He was awarded the highest faculty honor bestowed by his university, the Annual Award Lectureship at the University of Washington in 2008. View full list of honors.
Professor Pollack is in demand internationally as a catalytic lecturer.
In his spare time in Seattle, he enjoys gardening, cooking, skiing, and ruminating on subjects as diverse as the origin of weather, the molecular basis of brain function, and solving the world’s crises (water, energy, health). He has also been known to build ponds, harpsichords, and tree houses.