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Friday, December 9, 2011

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Liping Tang, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has been named a 2012 Fellow of the American Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering.

Tang was recognized for his outstanding contributions in advancing the understanding of biocompatibility and to transform the development of medical devices for patient care.

Liping Tang

Liping Tang

“This is quite an honor,” Tang said. “I am honored to have been selected for my work by my colleagues. I will work toward sustaining this high standard.”

The AIMBE elected 107 individuals to the College of Fellows, which is made up of about 1,000 individuals who are the outstanding biomedical and biological engineers in academia, industry and government. Potential fellows are nominated by current AIMBE Fellows. A subcommittee versed in that professional expertise then reviews the nominees. If a nominee gains approval from a subcommittee, they are then voted upon by the entire fellowship. Candidates who receive approval from the majority of the College of Fellows are inducted during the AIMBE Annual Event. Members retain lifelong membership.

“The 107 inductees consist of some of the most talented and influential members of our field,” said Kenneth Lutchen, AIMBE President and Dean of Engineering at Boston University. “It is both a pleasure and an honor to welcome the Class of 2012 to our College of Fellows.”

Ron Elsenbaumer, UT Arlington provost and vice president for academic affairs, said Tang’s work advances the University’s research profile.

“Dr. Tang’s work in tissue engineering and regeneration, and adult stem cell harvesting is cutting edge,” Elsenbaumer, said. “I’m certain his peers saw those strengths and recognized his pivotal accomplishments.”

Jean-Pierre Bardet, UT Arlington College of Engineering dean, said one of Tang’s strengths is collaborating with colleagues.

“He works across disciplines and across institutions,” Bardet said. “Collaboration builds strength in the laboratory and the classroom.”

Tang’s work is representative of the groundbreaking research taking place at The University of Texas at Arlington, a comprehensive research institution of 33,439 students in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing 50,000 individuals and the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers.  In addition, AIMBE represents academic institutions, private industry, and professional engineering societies.  AIMBE was founded in 1991 and its current vision is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.

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