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Matthew Walker, III, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020
For the development of an innovative biotechnology design curriculum across departments within Engineering, Medicine, and the biomedical device industry.

BME Professor Matthew Walker III was biomedical design leader

Via Vanderbilt Engineering | April 27, 2021

Matthew Walker III, professor of the practice of biomedical engineering and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, died April 24, 2021, at his home.

Walker, 56, designed an innovative biomedical engineering design curriculum that leveraged connections between the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, the medical school and the biotechnology community. He served as the biomedical engineering department’s immersion coordinator, guiding undergraduate students through their immersion plans and capstone project experiences.

“Dr. Walker cared deeply about his students, and his innovations made senior design and Design Day into something great. To lose him during his favorite week of the year is heartbreaking,” said Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “A decade of Vanderbilt graduates benefitted from the knowledge and experience he brought from his time in the pharmaceutical industry. Matthew was a beloved educator and colleague, and we already miss his smooth baritone voice and gregarious wit… Continue reading.

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Dr. Matthew Walker 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 Matthew Walker, III, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering Practice and Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Associate Director of the Medical Innovators Development Program, 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. Walker was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “the development of an innovative biotechnology design curriculum across departments within Engineering, Medicine, and the biomedical device industry.

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