Accolades for two Engineering dons from prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
In recognition of their remarkable contributions to the field of biomedical engineering, Professors James Goh and Lim Chwee Teck were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Professor Goh is honoured for his exceptional contributions to musculoskeletal bioengineering and active promotion of the field of biomedical engineering, while Professor Lim is recognised for his outstanding contributions in applying cell mechanics and designing innovative microfluidic technologies for disease diagnosis, prognosis and personalised treatment. The two professors were formally inducted at AIMBE’s 25th Annual Event on 4 April 2016 in Washington DC.
“This honour is to be shared with my colleagues and students without whom it would be impossible to attain this achievement. I will continue to promote Engineering in Medicine for the betterment of human health and wellness not only in Singapore, but also providing global leadership in my capacity as President of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering,” said Professor Goh, who is also the Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
Said Professor Lim, Provost’s Chair Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, “I am very honoured to be elected as a Fellow of AIMBE. This is a very good recognition of the research effort that both my team and I have put in to develop biomedical technologies that we hope will directly benefit the patients. It will also serve as an impetus for us to continue to strive towards excellence in what we do.”
AIMBE is a non-profit organisation established in 1991, with a vision to improve lives and empower societies by advocating for public policy issues, and pioneering innovations in the field of medical and biological engineering. The College of Fellows spearheads the various programmes at AIMBE and comprises over 1,500 members, including distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators and successful entrepreneurs, who represent the top two per cent of the medical and biological engineering community.