Industry Council

Join AIMBE for Quarterly Industry Council Call

Industry Council Chair M. Allen Northrup will host a quarterly conference call on Thursday, December 6 at 2:45 p.m. ET with guest speaker Dr. Walter Copan, Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). President Trump nominated Dr. Copan, a technology transfer expert, for the role of Undersecretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology. The position primarily involves directing NIST, a nearly $1 billion agency within the Department of Commerce responsible for advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. Thank you for joining us!


Nadine Ding, Ph.D.

Chair 2019 – 2021

Volwiller Fellow
Abbott Laboratories

For technological and leadership contributions to bringing next generation drug eluting stents to millions of patients.



M. Allen Northrup, Ph.D.

Chair 2017 – 2018

MIODx, Inc.

For outstanding contributions to bio-analytical and actuator-based micro-technologies, and for entrepreneurship in clinical diagnostics and homeland security.

Susan Drapeau, Ph.D.

Chair 2015 – 2016

Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy
Vericel Corporation

For outstanding contributions to the innovation and development of clinical therapies to treat spinal, musculoskeletal and oral-maxillofacial diseases.

Walt Baxter, Ph.D.

Chair 2013 – 2014

Senior Principal Scientist
Medtronic Neuromodulation Therapy Delivery

For development of novel algorithms elucidating mechanics of implanted medical devices and major contributions to academia-industry collaboration and professional development.

David R. Jones

Chair 2011 – 2012

Former Director Quality, Regulatory and Compliance
Philips Home Healthcare Solutions

For having several invited peer reviewed papers for the IEEE and Quality and Realiability International.

Robert J. Miller, Ph.D.

Chair 2010

Senior Vice President
Sigilon, Inc.

For leadership in developing valuable medical products from natural sources in the fields of implantable devices, diagnostic tests and purification systems.

Joseph C. Salamone, Ph.D.

Chair 2006 – 2008

Chief Scientific Officer
Rochal Industries

For substantial scientific, technological, and commercial contributions to contact lenses and ophthalmic devices.