Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Science and Engineering, November 7, 2013
Darrel F. Untereker received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota in 1967. After earning his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo and working as a postdoctoral associate for three years at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he returned to Minnesota where he has had an illustrious 37-year career as a scientist and technical leader at Medtronic, Inc. He has played a key role in the development of myriad technologies critical for medical devices that have improved the lives of millions of people, and he has been instrumental in the growth of Medtronic, Inc. Untereker has over 60 publications in several fields as well as more than 40 patents. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Medtronic Star of Excellence, the Medtronic Outstanding Initiative Award, and was elected to the Bakken Society, the highest technical honor in Medtronic. He is a Fellow in both the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Untereker is also the 2006 winner of the Charles W. Britzius Distinguished Engineer Award for lifetime achievement in and service to the profession of engineering. He is generous with his time to the University of Minnesota, as he has presented many lectures and workshops.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.