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About the College

Overview

The College of Fellows – 1,500 individuals who are the outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry and government. These leaders in the field have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education. Most Fellows come from the United States, but there are international Fellows. The Chair of the College leads the committee that plans the overall program at AIMBE’s Annual Event, held each winter in Washington.

Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. They are considered the life-blood of AIMBE and work towards realizing AIMBE’s vision to provide medical and biological engineering innovation for the benefit of humanity.

Shu Chien 2010 National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama

AIMBE Fellow, Shu Chien of the University of California at San Diego, accepts the 2010 National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama on October 21, 2011.

Since AIMBE’s inception, over 1,500 esteemed individuals have been inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows. 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 healthcare and safety of society.

AIMBE Fellows consist of a group of the most distinguished medical and biological engineers:
7 AIMBE Fellows have received the Presidential Medal of Science or the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation.
112 AIMBE Fellows are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
32 AIMBE Fellows are members of the Institute of Medicine.
94 AIMBE Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences.