Panitch and Porterfield Elected to AIMBE Elite

Professor Alyssa Panitch
Professor Alyssa Panitch
Professor Marshall Porterfield
Professor Marshall Porterfield
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has recently announced the election of two Weldon School faculty members to the College of Fellows. The inductees, who were nominated by their peers, were screened by committees of Fellows within their specialty and were finally elected by the full College as members of the official Class of 2012.

Alyssa Panitch, Professor of Biomedical Engineering was elected based on her contributions to novel biopolymer development and their translation through entrepreneurship into useful medical products.

Marshall Porterfield, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural and BIological Engineering, was selected for his work on bridging the interface between engineering and physiology through outstanding contributions to biosensor technology and fundamental cell biology.

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. Engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows to fulfill AIMBE’s mission of providing leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society. A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 21st Annual Event at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. on February 20th, 2012.

Since 1991, the College of Fellows has lead the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields in order to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have also successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, scientists, and ultimately, patients.