Associate Professor Omer Inan has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows for his “outstanding contributions to the non-invasive assessment of the mechanical aspects of cardiovascular health and performance using wearable devices.”
Being elected as an AIMBE Fellow is an honor reserved for the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in the country. Candidates are nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the AIMBE College of Fellows. The most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs comprise the College of Fellows.
“I am so grateful to the College of Fellows of AIMBE for viewing my accomplishments in biomedical engineering as warranting election to this prestigious group," said Inan. "It is certainly an honor that means the world to me, and I look forward to continuing to serve the biomedical engineering community in my future research, teaching and service activities.”
As the Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Chair in bioscience and bioengineering in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Inan designs clinically relevant medical devices and systems and translates them from the lab to patient care applications. One strong focus of his research is the development of new technologies for monitoring chronic diseases at home, such as heart failure.
In 2018, Inan received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program award (NSF CAREER) and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program award. In 2019, Inan was chosen as the Georgia Power Professor of Excellence for the College of Engineering. He won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) in 2021.
“The accomplishments that have led to this distinction would not have been possible without the extraordinarily talented, bright, and energetic students, postdocs, and collaborators with whom I have had the pleasure of working," said Inan.
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.
Inan joins two other Georgia Tech faculty members in the AIMBE Fellow Class of 2022: Wilbur Lam, the W. Paul Bowers Research Chair in the Department of Pediatrics and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech (Coulter BME), and Ankur Singh, associate professor in both Coulter BME and the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering.
A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE’s 2022 Annual Event on March 25 to induct all 152 members of the 2022 class.
Last revised February 18, 2022