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February 17, 2021

Feinberg, Whitehead, Yu, Zapanta elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of several Carnegie Mellon University faculty to its College of Fellows.

  • Adam W. Feinberg, Ph.D., Arthur Hamerschlag Career Development Professor; Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Kathryn Whitehead, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Byron M. Yu, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Conrad M. Zapanta, Ph.D., Associate Department Head, Education; Teaching Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Drs. Feinberg, Whitehead, Yu and Zapanta were nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the medical and biological engineering fields.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2021 Annual Event on March 26. Drs. Feinberg, Whitehead, Yu and Zapanta will be inducted along with 174 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2021.

They will join 13 existing members of AIMBE from CMU, including:

  • Christopher Bettinger, Ph.D, Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Keith Cook, Ph.D, Interim Department Head; Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kris Dahl, Ph.D, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
  • Michael Domach, Ph.D, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bin He, Ph.D, Trustee Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Neuroscience Institute
  • Philip LeDuc, Ph.D, William J. Brown Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Biological Sciences
  • Robert F. Murphy, Ph.D, Ray and Stephanie Lane Professor, Computational Biology and Biomedical Engineering
  • James W. Schneider, Ph.D, Professor, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Ph.D, Director, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute; George A. and Helen Dunham Cowan Professor of Auditory Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology and Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Robert D. Tilton, Ph.D, Chevron Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
  • Alan Waggoner, Ph.D, Maxwell H. and Gloria C. Connan Professor of Life Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Yu-li Wang, Ph.D, Robert Mehrabian Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Yongjie Zhang, Ph.D, George Tallman Ladd and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

For more information about the AIMBE Annual Event, please visit www.aimbe.org. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering in order to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.