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Dr. Marwan A. Simaan Elected to The 2014 College of Fellows of the American Institute For Medical And Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

March 26, 2014

Marwan A. Simaan, Florida 21st Century Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been elected to the 2014 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He was officially inducted during AIMBE’s Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2014.

This is a well-deserved recognition for one of our distinguished UCF faculty members whose work in bioengineering is focused on improving the quality of life for patients with heart disease, said Zhihua Qu, the SAIC Professor and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCF.

According to the AIMBE website, AIMBE’s College of Fellows comprises a select group of about 1,500 individuals who are recognized as outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry and government and have distinguished themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education. Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. Fundamental to their achievements is the common goal of embracing innovation to improve the health care and safety of society.

Dr. Simaan was elected for his outstanding contributions to the technology of Left Ventricular Assist Devices for patients with congestive heart failure. A member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) since 2000, Simaan joins 112 other NAE members who are also Fellows of AIMBE.

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