Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute

Koji Sode, PhD, and Ke Cheng, PhD, both from the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, were inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute click to enlarge Koji Sode, PhD
Sode, Cheng Inducted into College of Fellows in Biological Engineering Institute click to enlarge Ke Cheng, PhD

April 1, 2019

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) announced the induction of Koji Sode, PhD, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Ke Cheng, PhD, professor in the UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, into its College of Fellows.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows, among the highest professional distinctions, is composed of the top 2 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.”

Sode was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “engineering enzymes and devices that have improved the quality of life for millions of diabetics worldwide.”

Cheng was elected for “contributions in designing new biomaterials and targeted cell therapies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.” His work developing a stem cell therapy for pulmonary fibrosis, in collaboration with Jason Lobo, MD, assistant professor of medicine, was featured here in 2017.

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. Sode was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019.

While most AIMBE Fellows are from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows representing 30 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice and government. AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers. Two are Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows have received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation. Also, 158 have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, 72 into the National Academy of Medicine, and 31 to the National Academy of Sciences.

 

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