Current BME Faculty Ke Cheng and former Professor Zhen Gu were welcomed and elected as two of the 26 Fellows to the 2021 class of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). Dr. Cheng, Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Regenerative Medicine, was elected “For contributions in developing novel biomaterials and cell therapies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and apply them in clinical trials.” Dr. Gu, now Qiushi Distinguished Professor and Dean of College of Pharmaceutical Sciences Zhejiang University, China, was elected “for outstanding contributions to advancing fundamental and technological innovations in the field of drug delivery.”
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 the newly elected Fellows!