Three University of Pittsburgh researchers have been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Election to the institute’s College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer.
The following Pitt researchers were recently inducted:
- Heng Huang, John A. Jurenko Endowed Professor of electrical and computer engineering, Swanson School of Engineering
- Alicia Koontz, associate professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; associate director for research at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories
- Douglas Weber, associate professor, Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering; secondary appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrical Engineering
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2% of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and medicine research, practice or education and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing and implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."