Mark Eiteman, professor of biochemical engineering and microbiology in UGA’s College of Engineering, has been inducted to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for contributions to biology-inspired engineering by founding Institute of Biological Engineering and Journal of Biological Engineering and innovating metabolic networks.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is composed of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
An induction ceremony was held April 9 during the AIMBE annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Eiteman was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.
Eiteman is also president-elect of the Institute of Biological Engineering.