Wentai Liu, Gerard Wong, Denise R. Aberle, Albert Thomas, and Bahram Jalali!
5 Faculty members honored for work in medical and bioengineering
Five UCLA professors have been elected to the 2018 class of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top two percent of the medical and biological engineering community.
Dr. Denise Aberle is a professor of radiology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of bioengineering in the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. She received the award for her work on CT screening for early lung cancer detection.
Bahram Jalali is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, with appointments in bioengineering, surgery and is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute. Jalali is the Northrop Grumman Professor of Opto-Electronics. He is being recognized for his work pioneering contributions to biomedical instrumentation, imaging and diagnostic systems.
Wentai Liu is a distinguished professor of bioengineering, and electrical and computer engineering at UCLA. Liu was honored for his work on electronically aided neural prosthetic devices that help restore eyesight and motor functions.
Albert Thomas is a professor of radiology with appointments in psychiatry and bioengineering. He received the award for his research into new magnetic resonance techniques to produce images of human tissues in vivo.
Gerard Wong is a professor of bioengineering, chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA. He is a member of the California NanoSystems Institute. Wong has been named a fellow for his work on antibiotic tolerant infections.
Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. Most Fellows hail from the United States, but there are international Fellows. 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. The Chair of the College of Fellows leads the committee that plans the overall program at AIMBE’s Annual Event, held each spring in Washington.
Since AIMBE’s inception, over 2,200 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
- 2 AIMBE Fellows have received the Nobel Prize.
- 10 AIMBE Fellows have received the Presidential Medal of Science.
- 8 AIMBE Fellows have received the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation.
- 146 AIMBE Fellows are members of the National Academy of Engineering.
- 65 AIMBE Fellows are members of the National Academy of Medicine.
- 29 AIMBE Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences