Dr. Bruce Wheeler has been chosen as a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IAMBE). This award is given for outstanding contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering. IAMBE is affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE), which coordinates the activities of 63 BME societies in 54 countries, including a triennial World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering.
Dr. Wheeler was recognized for his academic contributions to BioMedical Engineering, including being the Founding (BS/MS/PhD degrees) and Acting Head of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, as well as the Acting Chair (co-proposer of the BS BME degree) of the Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. He has served as Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and as President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (world’s largest, oldest and most global BME society). He is known for fundamental research contributions to neural engineering, including neural signal processing, microfabrication of electrode arrays, and understanding how control of neural growth in vitro affects neural function.
Congratulations, Dr. Wheeler!