AIMBE’s Academic Council is composed of leading educational programs in medical and biological engineering at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Department chairs generally serve as representatives to the Council, many of whom are elected members of the prestigious AIMBE College of Fellows.
The Council’s member institutions play critical roles in educating the next generation of scientists, serving as innovation hubs to investigate new scientific frontiers, and enabling groundbreaking research to be translated into use in the marketplace.
Medical and biological engineering educational programs are undergoing tremendous change as the fields grow and take on new shapes; as research funding becomes more difficult to secure; and as the student population, and their desired academic experiences, shifts. AIMBE’s Academic Council serves as a venue to come together and discuss these current issues and acts as a forum to raise the national visibility and advocate for the fields of medical and biological engineering. It is a source of many benefits, including:
Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
Michigan State University
For outstanding contributions to advancing biomedical engineering education and for leadership in accreditation principles as well as research directives.
Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wallace H. Coulter Eminent Scholars Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
For outstanding contributions to developing novel physiology-based orthopedic devices, and for fostering academic and industrial interactions to advance neuro-engineering
Professor and Chair Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Radiology
University of Virginia
For significant contributions to the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging methods for assessment of cardiac function and perfusion.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Cancer Biology
For significant contributions to teaching and research in the fields of cell bioengineering, nonviral gene therapy and artificial liver development.
Professor and the Lutz Endowed Chair of Biomechanical Devices of the Department of Bioengineering
University of Louisville
For outstanding contributions in BioMEM’s and µTAS technology development and biomedical engineering education.
Executive Vice President and Provost
University of Miami
For development of advanced interventional magnetic resonance imaging techniques that enable a wide variety of image guided minimally invasive procedures.
Opus College of Engineering Dean, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director, Joint Ph.D. Program in Functional Imaging
For leadership and excellence in biomedical engineering education and automated detection of cardia arrhythmias.
Robert A. Pritzker Endowed Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
For contributions to the understanding of fluid dynamic factors and their influence on thrombosis and hemostasis in humans.
R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering
For developing new experimental and theoretical methods to characterize macromolecular permeability and cell adhesion.
H. H. Sun Professor and Senior Advisor to the President, Global Partnerships
For contributions to biomedical engineering, in particular, bioelectrode research.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
For contributions to finite element analysis for understanding the deformational behavior of hydrated soft tissues.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Memphis
For studies and model development of the directed rheological aspects of lateral transport of platelet-sized particles in blood flows.