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.
“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
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
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.
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.