Klod Kokini Elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows

Klod Kokini has been named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

The College of Fellows consists of approximately 1,000 individuals who are the outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry and government. These leaders in the field have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice, and/or education. Fellows are involved in planning AIMBE's annual event, other professional activities within AIMBE, and also to advancing bioengineering as a career option to younger students and youths around the world.

Kokini is a Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and in the School of Mechanical Engineering, and is also the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs within the College of Engineering. He earned his B.S.M.E. from Bogazici University in 1976, his M.S.M.E. from Syracuse University in 1978, and his Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1982. His research interests include the mechanical behavior, design, and remodeling of biological tissues; and, the effects of stresses on remodeling.

"This is a well deserved honor for Klod," notes George Wodicka, head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. "It recognizes his significant contributions in research and in encouraging and educating the next generation of biomedical engineers."

The Fellows are inducted at AIMBE's annual event, held each spring in Washington, D.C.