WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the election of Carle Illinois College of Medicine Professor Andrew Smith, to its College of Fellows. Smith is professor and the Donald Biggar Willett Faculty Scholar of bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Smith was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the development of semiconductor quantum dots, ultrasensitive medical diagnostics, and bioengineering education.

Andrew Smith, Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Professor Andrew Smith, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows. AIMBE Fellows are regularly recognized for their contributions in teaching, research, and innovation. AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation, and many also are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2022 Annual Event on March 25. Professor Smith will be inducted along with 152 colleagues who make up the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2022.

AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence in, and advocate for, the fields of medical and biological engineering to advance society. Since 1991, AIMBE’s College of Fellows has led the way for technological growth and advancement in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows have helped revolutionize medicine and related fields to enhance and extend the lives of people all over the world. They have successfully advocated for public policies that have enabled researchers and business-makers to further the interests of engineers, teachers, scientists, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients.

AIMBE Fellows are committed to giving back to the fields of medical and biological engineering through advocacy efforts and public policy initiatives that benefit the scientific community, as well as society at large.

At Carle Illinois, Smith is a professor in the biomedical and translational sciences department. He is also a professor at the Technology Entrepreneur Center, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at UIUC.