David Pienkowski – University of Kentucky College of Design
David Pienkowski

David Pienkowski

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering

David Pienkowski is an engineer specializing in the materials and mechanics of human bone. He has faculty appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery and Internal Medicine (Bone and Mineral Metabolism) at the University of Kentucky. He currently studies the osseous effects of common osteoporosis medications prescribed for post-menopausal women.
Dr. Pienkowski has a Bachelor’s degree (Physics) from Villanova University, a Master’s degree (Bioengineering) from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Materials Science and Engineering) from the same institution, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He championed a new undergraduate engineering program at UK, one which melds creative design skills acquisition with technological engineering skills development. The result was the new bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering that emerged conjointly with the new bachelor’s degree program in product design (both programs operational fall 2020).