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    SPIE Fellows and Members inducted into the 2017 College of Fellows by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

    28 March 2017

    This year the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) inducted over 150 new members into the College of Fellows, including 17 SPIE Fellows and Members. The induction ceremony occurred Monday, 20 March at the National Academy of Sciences during AIMBE’s Annual Event.

    Each year, new AIMBE Fellows are nominated by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. 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.

    Since AIMBE’s inception, over 1,500 esteemed individuals have been inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows. The 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.

    SPIE President-Elect Maryellen Giger became an AIMBE Fellow in 2000 and attended this year's induction ceremony.

    photo from AIMBE photo of SPIE Fellow Francesco Pavone
    Roderic I. Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, with SPIE President-Elect Maryellen Giger. SPIE Fellow Francesco Pavone receiving his AIMBE Fellow certificate.

    The complete list of SPIE Members named AIMBE Fellows include:

    • SPIE Fellow David A. Boas of Boston University, for outstanding contributions in biomedical optics, especially for the study of brain function.
    • SPIE Member Pei Yu Eric Chiou, dean of the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. His research centers around silicon-based nanoscience and nanotechnology, including silicon-based light sources and lasers and silicon photonic crystal structures for optical modulation and switching.
    • SPIE Member Dmitry Goldgof of the University of South Florida, for distinguished contributions to the fields of computer vision, pattern recognition and biomedical applications, particularly in biomedical image analysis.
    • SPIE Member Daniel Hammer of the University of Pennsylvania, for increasing quantitative understanding of cell contact phenomena, especially dynamics of cell adhesion, membrane fusion and viral infection.
    • SPIE Fellow Elizabeth M. Hillman of Columbia University, for outstanding contributions to the development of innovative optical methodologies for functional and dynamic imaging of living tissues.
    • SPIE Member Michael C. Kolios of Ryerson University, for outstanding contributions in research and teaching in the field of biomedical ultrasound and photoacoustics pertaining to tissue characterization and therapy.
    • SPIE Fellow Elizabeth A. Krupinski of Emory University, for substantial contributions to biomedical engineering through research in perception, tele -radiology, and imaging system performance.
    • SPIE Member Kytai Nguyen of the University of Texas at Arlington, for significant development of novel biomaterials for therapeutic applications – particularly micro-/nano-particles for treatment of cardiovascular and lung diseases.
    • SPIE Fellow Aydogan Ozcan of the University of California at Los Angeles, for his pioneering contributions to bio-photonics, computational imaging, sensing and diagnostics technologies impacting telemedicine, mobile-health and global health applications.
    • SPIE Fellow Francesco Saverio Pavone of the University of Florence, Italy, for outstanding contributions to the development of nonlinear microscopy technologies with applications in neuroscience and study of the human brain.
    • SPIE Member Brian W. Pogue of Dartmouth College, for significant research and translational contributions to integrate conventional imaging with diffuse optical tomography into clinical applications.
    • SPIE Member John A. Rogers of Northwestern University, for pioneering work on flexible and transient electronics and optoelectronics, and their applications in biomedicine.
    • SPIE Member Punam K. Saha of the University of Iowa, for morphometry, topology, shape, and scale: novel algorithms and applications to quantitative biomedical imaging.
    • SPIE Fellow Ehsan Samei of Duke University Medical Center, for substantial contributions to the development of medical imaging systems and the understanding of the relationships between image quality metrics and dose.
    • SPIE Fellow Thomas Thundat of the University of Alberta, for his pioneering contributions to micro and nanomechanical biosensors and the development sub-surface scanning probe microscopy.
    • SPIE Fellow Orly Yadid-Pecht of the University of Calgary, for state-of-the-art contributions to integrated biomedical sensors.
    • SPIE Member Arjun G. Yodh of the University of Pennsylvania, for pioneering pre-clinical and clinical contributions to the development of diffuse optics for imaging and monitoring tissue physiology.
    photo of Elizabeth Krupinski
    SPIE Fellow Elizabeth Krupinski at the AIMBE ceremony.

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