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Three BME Faculty Members Joining AIMBE College of Fellows
Sathya Gourisankar, Jaydev P. Desai, and Edward A. Botchwey will be inducted into the organization in March.
Jan 12, 2017
By Lyndsey Lewis
Three biomedical engineering faculty members have been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Being selected for the organization is one of biomedical engineering’s most prestigious distinctions.
The College of Engineering faculty members chosen for the 2017 class are Sathya Gourisankar, Jaydev P. Desai, and Edward A. Botchwey. They will be inducted into AIMBE's College of Fellows during the annual meeting, taking place in Washington this March.
Fellows are "considered the life-blood of AIMBE," according to the organization, "and work towards realizing AIMBE’s vision to provide medical and biological engineering innovation for the benefit of humanity." The honorees are chosen from across academics, industry and government.
Gourisankar is a professor of the practice at the Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), and he directs the Biomedical Innovation and Development program. He boasts more than 30 years of pre-clinical and clinical biomaterials research and product-development experience in medical device industries.
Desai, who came to BME last year, is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the school. His research interests center on image-guided surgical robotics, rehabilitation robotics, cancer diagnosis at the micro-scale, and grasping.
Botchwey is an associate professor at BME. His lab aims to develop new techniques to repair, replace, preserve or enhance tissue or organ function.