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WVU Professor Li Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Bingyun Li accepting an award on stage.

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Bingyun Li, professor, Department of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, to its College of Fellows.

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 comprised 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.”

Li was nominated, reviewed, and elected by members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions in developing materials for orthopedic and biomedical applications, services to the biomaterial/orthopedic communities, and advocacies for research.”

“I am deeply honored to be elected as a prestigious AIMBE fellow and to join the leaders in the fields of medical and biological engineering,” Dr. Li said. “It is an amazing recognition and a major milestone of the research in my group at WVU. I will continue to strive for research excellence.”

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on March 25. Li was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019. To be elected, candidates must be nominated by a fellow, pass the selection committee, and receive at least 74.5% votes of all fellows.

While most AIMBE Fellows hail 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 including two Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 158 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 72 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 31 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.

Li currently works on multiple active grants from DoD, DoE, and NIH (subcontract). His research, since he joined WVU in 2005, has provided opportunities for 101 trainees, and he has published 76 papers, two edited books, and multiple patent disclosures. As corresponding author, he has published in prestigious journals like Materials Today (Impact Factor/IF=21.695), Chem Mater (IF=9.466), Advanced Science (IF=9.034), J Mater Chem A (IF=8.867), Biomaterials (IF=8.402), ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (IF=7.504), Acta Biomaterialia (IF=6.319), Nanomed (IF=5.72), Biomacromolecules (IF=5.246), J Antimicrob Chemother (IF=5.217), Adv Healthcare Mater (IF=5.11), and Antimicrob Agents Chemother (IF=4.302).

About AIMBE: AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance the public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization can bring together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.

For more information visit Bingyun Li's page on the Health Sciences Directory website.