Two HMNTL professors named 2021 Fellows of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering
5/28/2021 8:54:21 AM
The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE) recently welcomed and elected 26 Fellows for the Class of 2021. Four of the newest Fellows are from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and two of them are affiliated with Holonyak Lab.
The IAMBE, affiliated with the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), is made up of Fellows who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering. Election to the Academy is highly selective, initiated by nominations which are involved with at least 3 current Fellows and screened by the Membership Committee of the Academy. The election is conducted by a vote of all Fellows of the Academy. There are currently less than 250 Fellows world-wide.
Congratulations to all of the newly elected Fellows from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but especially our own Joseph Irudayaraj and Stephen Boppart!
Joseph Irudayaraj is a Founder Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, elected “for pioneering contributions to the development of nanoparticle biosensors and single-cell technologies for quantification of mRNA and other disease biomarkers." In addition to HMNTL, he has affiliations with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, and the Cancer Center at Illinois.
Stephen Boppart is a Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Head of Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, elected “for foundational advances in optical biomedical imaging and translation of optical imaging technologies into clinical applications and use.” In addition to HMNTL, he has affiliations with the Beckman Institute, electrical and computer engineering, and bioengineering.
Read about all the new Illinois IAMBE Fellows here.