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Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2006
For bio-smart materials based on electroconductive hydrogels.

Guiseppi-Elie Named Chair-Elect of AIMBE College of Fellows

Via TAMU | May 13, 2016

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named chair-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Guiseppi-Elie, a class of 2006 inductee of the College of Fellows for bio-smart materials based on electroconductive hydrogels, was elected to the leadership position by the entire College of Fellows during the board of directors election and formally elevated to the position at the institute’s 25th annual event in Washington, DC.

Members of AIMBE’s College Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top two percent of the medical and biological engineering community. Since AIMBE’s inception, more than 2,000 esteemed individuals have been inducted. AIMBE’s College consists of clinicians, industry professionals, academics and scientists who have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education. Fundamental to their achievements is the common goal of embracing innovation to improve the health care and safety of society.

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Guiseppi-Elie Named Chair-Elect of AIMBE’s College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | May 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) named its 2016 Board of Directors at its 25th Annual Event, April 3-4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Anthony “Tony” Guiseppi-Elie, Sc.D., FRSC, FAIMBE, FIEEE, the head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, director of the Biomedical Engineering Division of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and TEES Professor at Texas A&M University was elevated to the Chair-Elect of the AIMBE College of Fellows. Guiseppi-Elie, a class of 2006 inductee of the College of Fellows for bio-smart materials based on electroconductive hydrogels, was elected to the leadership position by the entire College of Fellows during the February Board of Directors Election.

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Guiseppi-Eli Named IEEE Fellow

Via Texas A&M | January 7, 2016

Six current faculty members of Texas A&M University’s Dwight Look College of Engineering have been named Fellows of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Those receiving the prestigious honor include: Dr. Timothy Davis (computer science and engineering); Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie (biomedical engineering); Dr. Jiang Hu (electrical and computer engineering); Dr. Peng Li (electrical and computer engineering); Dr. Daniele Mortari (aerospace engineering); and Dr. Xi Zhang (electrical and computer engineering). Guiseppi-Elie, who joined the Texas A&M faculty in August of last year, is on the list under his previous university, Clemson University.

“The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, and it is bestowed upon a very limited number of senior members,” said M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. “Having so many Texas A&M engineering faculty members named fellows in one year speaks to the excellence we have within our ranks.”

The IEEE Fellow distinction is bestowed upon a very limited number of senior members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology, bringing significant value to society. The number of IEEE Fellows elevated in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership. 

Guiseppi-Eli, TEES Professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was honored for contributions to organic electronic materials in biotechnology and biomedicine.

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Guiseppi-Elie Selected For Fulbright Specialists Project

Via Texas A&M | August 30, 2015

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, TEES professor and head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Tecnología (FACET) in Argentina during the 2015 fall semester by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Guiseppi-Elie will work in the areas of technology transfer for the creation of business spin-offs from scientific developments and on interdisciplinary instruction in nanotechnology, nanobiosensors and tissue engineering.

Guiseppi-Elie is one of more than 400 U.S. faculty members and professionals who will travel abroad this year through the Fulbright Specialists Program. The Fulbright Specialists Program, created in 2000 to complement the traditional Fulbright Scholar Program, provides short-term academic opportunities to prominent U.S. faculty members and professionals to support curricular and faculty development and institutional planning at post secondary, academic institutions around the world.

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Guiseppi-Elie named head of Department of Biomedical Engineering

Via Texas A&M | June 17, 2015

Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Anthony Guiseppi-Elie head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Guiseppi-Elie will also be the TEES Professor in the department. Both appointments are effective August 17.

Guiseppi-Elie currently serves as professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, professor of bioengineering, and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Clemson University where he directs the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips.

He received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and his bachelor’s degree in analytical chemistry, biochemistry and applied chemistry from the University of the West Indies.

Guiseppi-Elie spent more than 15 years in intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial industrial research and development before becoming a professor of chemical and life science engineering and emergency medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.

He is the founder, president and scientific director of ABTECH Scientific, Inc., a near-patient biomedical diagnostic company. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Bioengineering, and associate editor of Biomedical Microdevices and is a member of the editorial boards of The Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers, NanoBiotechnology, and Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He has been a guest editor for IEEE’s Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

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Bioengineering Editor-In-Chief Anthony Guiseppi-Elie Has Been Admitted As A Fellow Of The Royal Society Of Chemistry

Via MDPI | October 16, 2014

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Director of the Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips at Clemson University (USA), has been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). His cross-disciplinary research on integrating biomolecular recognition with electroactive and responsive polymers has resulted in the molecular design, engineering development and commercialization of advanced microsystems for trauma management and wound healing. Tony is well-known for his work on supramolecular recognition at abio-bio interfaces and on biomimetic microsystems. A Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Tony currently leads a multi-university, multi-disciplinary faculty cluster in the development of industrial applications of organic and bioelectronics.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is based in London and is a learned society formed by Royal Charter. It is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, the RSC’s activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.

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Professor Recognized For Outstanding Contributions To The Chemical Sciences

Via Clemson Newsstand | October 2, 2014

CLEMSON — One of the projects that helped a Clemson University professor secure a prestigious honor could allow doctors to inject chips into the muscle of trauma victims to determine whether blood loss is life-threatening.

The “biochip” is one of many innovations that Anthony Guiseppi-Elie has advanced in an accomplished career spanning nearly four decades, including eight years at Clemson.

“It says that Clemson researchers are amongst the best in the world,” Guiseppi-Elie said. “Ultimately, it’s not about me. I’ve had wonderful students — very productive, very smart students who have contributed to my work over the years.”

Guiseppi-Elie said he is continuing to advance the research the society cited when it made him a fellow.

The biochip Guiseppi-Elie is developing would “detect and report elevated lactate levels in trauma victims,” he said. “When a patient is bleeding, lactate levels can be four or five times higher than normal.”

Such measurements would be far better than a blood test in determining whether the patient’s life may be in jeopardy, he said.

“A lot of the chemistry that’s in the blood is in fact dictated by the chemistry in the muscles,” Guiseppi-Elie said. “We would like to find out what’s going on with a patient before the elevated chemistries appear in the blood. You have to make these measurements where the action is. The action is in the muscle.

“The chip could be injected into a patient at the scene of a traumatic injury, such as a car wreck or on the battlefield, and remain in the muscle for several weeks.”

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