Popescu recognized as 2021 AIMBE Fellow

3/1/2021

Joseph Park, Illinois ECE

Gabriel Popescu
Gabriel Popescu

Illinois ECE Professor Gabriel Popescu was recently named as one of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows of the Class of 2021. According to the official AIMBE press release, Popescu was nominated, reviewed, and elected by his peers and members of the College of Fellows for "pioneering contributions in interferometric and quantitative phase imaging to assess the nanoscale tissue architecture and dynamics of live unlabeled cells. 

AIMBE aims to advocate and recognize excellence in the fields of medical and biological engineering to advance society. AIMBE Fellows have revolutionized medicine and related fields to enhance and extends the lives of all people. The Fellows have also successfully advocated for public policies that have allowed for researchers and business-makers to "further the interests of engineers, teachers, clinical practitioners, and ultimately, patients."

The College of Fellows constitutes the top 2% of medical and biological engineers in the country, inviting the most accomplished and distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators, and successful entrepreneurs. 

AIMBE will formally recognize the 2021 inductees during the AIMBE 2021 Annual Event on March 26. Popescu will be recognized along with the other 174 inductees. Popescu is affiliated with the Beckman Institute and HMNTL.

Read the AIMBE press release here.