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Prof. G.



Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now NYU)


Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington Executive Director, The Institute for Venture Science Co-founder, 4th-Phase Inc.
Consultant, Whitaker Foundation

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Bioengineering, University of Washington
Assistant Professor, Dept. Anesthesiology & Div. Bioengineering, University of Washington


Chair, Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water Founding Editor-in-Chief, WATER: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal Scientific Advisory Board, Hippocrates Health Institute
Editorial Board member, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics

Editorial Board member, Cell Biology International
Advisor, National Science Board Task Force for Transformative Research
Chair (joint, founding), Gordon Research Conference on Interfacial Water in Cell Biology Editorial Board member, Circulation Research
NIH Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Study Section
Board of Directors, Bioengineering Society
Editorial Board member, Am. J. Physiol. (Heart and Circ. Physiol.)
Editorial Board member, J. Mol. & Cell Cardiology

1968 1961

1981-present 2013-present 2016-present 1996-2006 1973-1977 1968-1973


2006, 2008-present 2010-present 2018-present

2005-2014 2005-2006 2004 1982-1989 1979, 1980 1977-1979 1975-1980 1975-1980


#83, The World’s 100 Most Inspiring People, OOOM Magazine, 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award, Chappell Natural Philosophy Society, 2019 Laureate, Living Agriculture, 2019
Honorary Board, Weston Price Foundation, 2018-

Emoto Peace Prize, Inaugural Prize 2016

Fellow, International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2016

TEDx talk, NewYorkSalon, 2016

Appearance in Travis Rice’s 2016 sports-action movie, The Fourth Phase, named after the book: The Fourth Phase of Water.

International BrandLaureate Foundation Personality Award, 2015

Dinsdale Prize, Society for Scientific Exploration, 2014

Scientific Excellence Award, World Academy of Neural Science, 2014

International Summit Award, Award of Excellence, Society of Technical Communication for book: The Fourth Phase of Water, 2014

Distinguished Award, Society of Technical Communication Puget Sound Chapter, for book: The Fourth Phase of Water, 2014

Academician and Foreign Member, Academy of Science, Srpska, 2012

TEDx talk, Guelph U, 2012

Prigogine Medal, for thermodynamics and physical chemistry, 2012

Martin Hellsten Surface-Chemistry Award, AkzoNobel Chalmers, 2011

Chair, US-Israel Binational Science Foundation Panel on Transformative Research, 2011

NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award, 2009

University of Washington Annual Faculty Lecturer, 2008

Fellow, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2005

Honorary Professor, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2005

Merit Award, Society for Technical Communication International Summit Awards, for book: Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, 2003

Distinguished Award, Society for Technical Communication Puget Sound Chapter, for book: Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, 2003

Honorary Doctorate, Ural State University, Ekaterinburg Russia, 2002 International Scientist of the Year 􏱁Int’l Biogr. Center􏱂, 􏱃􏱄􏱄􏱃 Distinguished Lecturer Award, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2002 Invited Scholar, Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques, 2002 Fellow, American Heart Association , 2001

Inaugural Fellow, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, AHA, 2001

BOOKS (since 1990)

Pollack, G.H.: The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid and Vapor. Ebner & Sons, 2013. Chinese translation, published by 化学工业出􏱍社 Chemical Industry, 2015.

German translation, Wasser 􏱎 viel mehr als H2O, published by VAK Verlags GmbH, 2014.
Italian translation, La Quarta Fase dell’Acqua, published by Sapio, 2018.
Korean translation, East Asia Publishing, 2018.
Portuguese translation, A Quarta Fase da Água: Além de Sólido, Líquido e Vapor, IST Press, 2017. Audiobook version in English. Tantor Media, 2019.

Japanese translation, in progress, to be published by Natural Spirit Inc. French translation, in progress, SAS Editions Extraordinaires.
Spanish translation, in progress.

Pollack, G.H. and Chin, W.-C.: Phase Transitions in Cell Biology, Springer, 2008.
Pollack, G.H., Cameron, I., and Wheatley, D.: Water and the Cell. Springer, 2006.
Pollack, G.H.: Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life: A New, Unifying Approach to Cell Function. Ebner & Sons, 2006.

Korean translation, published by CommunicationBooks, Inc. (ZMANZ).

Spanish translation, in progress.
Granzier, H., and Pollack, G.H.: Elastic Filaments of the Cell. Kluwer/Plenum, 2000.
Sugi, H., and Pollack, G.H.: Mechanism of Work Production and Work Absorption in Muscle. Plenum Press, NYC, 1998. Sugi, H. and Pollack, G.H.: Mechanism of Sliding Muscle Contraction. Plenum Press, NYC, 1993.
Pollack, G.H.: Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion. Ebner & Sons, Seattle, 1990.