Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Jerry Wilmink

CEO and Founder of WiseWear


  • MBA, Business, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Career Path

Dr. Wilmink has experience as an inventor, start-up business consultant for VC firms, and a program manager for the Department of Defense’s $2 Billion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Dr. Wilmink earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt U., and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Jerry served as a research associate with the National Academy of Sciences, and during this tenure he founded the first Terahertz sensing lab in the Department of Defense. He has penned 6 patents, published 55 manuscripts, book chapters, and review articles, and has delivered over 80 invited, keynote, or plenary presentations at conferences including TEDMED, SXSW, and SPIE.

In 2015, Dr. Wilmink was selected for San Antonio’s 40 Under 40 award and was invited for membership to the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), named by Forbes as America’s most elite entrepreneur organization. He is a founding member of a VISTAGE Key group, serves as an advisor for several start-up companies, and as a mentor for 3 Day Startup and TechStars, the #1 startup accelerator in the world. He is a fellow and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is also an advisor and panel review member for our country’s National Academy of Sciences NRC, NSFGRFP, SMART, and NDSEG Programs.