Christopher Bettinger, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020
For outstanding contributions to integrating biomimetic materials and flexible electronics into biomedical devices and implants.

Project Spotlight: Ingestible Impedance Sensors

Via Health Data Alliance | April 22, 2020

Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract that can cause persistent feeding problems, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Currently, diagnosis of EoE is invasive and time consuming, usually involving a process to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and the performance of an upper endoscopy to collect a tissue sample for pathological assessment. It is not possible for patients or their physicians to monitor progression of disease or response to interventions with high frequency. An ingestible sensor may provide a faster, more convenient alternative to biopsies for diagnosing and monitoring esophageal disorders, such as EoE.

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Christopher Bettinger is a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He directs the laboratory for Biomaterials-based Microsystems and Electronics at CMU, which designs materials and interfaces to integrate medical devices with the human body. Chris has published over 80 articles and has been issued over 10 patents. Chris has received honors including the National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research, the MIT Tech Review TR35 Top Young Innovator under 35, and the DARPA Young Investigator Award. Professor Bettinger is also a co-inventor on several patents and Co-Founder and CTO of Ancure, an early-stage medical device company. Professor Bettinger received a S.B. in Chemical Engineering, an M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering as a Charles Stark Draper Fellow – all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the Department of Chemical Engineering as an NIH Ruth Kirschstein Fellow… Continue reading.


Dr. Christopher Bettinger Inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

Via AIMBE | March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Christopher Bettinger, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, to its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”

Dr. Bettinger was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to integrating biomimetic materials and flexible electronics into biomedical devices and implants.