Three Faculty Selected as AIMBE Fellows

Bouvé/ChE University Distinguished Professor Mansoor Amiji, ChE/BioE Associate Professor Eno Ebong, and ECE/Khoury Professor Yun Raymond Fu were selected as 2024 Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. This prestigious honor is drawn from the top two percent of of biomedical engineers.

This article originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Cynthia McCormick Hibbert. Main photo: Mansoor Amiji, Eno Ebong and Yun Raymond Fu honored by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Photos by Matthew Modoono and Adam Glanzman, both of Northeastern University

Three Northeastern professors recognized for extraordinary achievement in the field of medical and biological engineering

Three Northeastern professors have received top honors in their field from the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Named to AIMBE’s College of Fellows Class of 2024 are Mansoor Amiji, university distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences and chemical engineering; Eno E. Ebong, associate professor and associate chair for graduate studies in chemical engineering; and Yun Raymond Fu, an interdisciplinary professor with the College of Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences.

They are among 162 fellows in this year’s class who were recognized during an induction ceremony on Monday, March 25, in Arlington, Virginia.

The AIMBE College of Fellows draws from the upper 2% of biomedical engineers. Their numbers include three Nobel Prize laureates and 22 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation.

Amiji was nominated and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows “for pioneering contributions to nucleic acid delivery for treating a range of conditions using novel biomaterials and advanced nanotechnology systems.”

The recognition is “almost like gasoline in an engine that continues to drive us forward to try to continue this innovative work,” Amiji says.

“We try to find solutions to the problem of how to get drugs to the right place in the body,” says Amiji, whose work includes nanotechnology applications in biology and medicine.

“One area of interest in the lab is how to make hard-to-deliver molecules reach their target sites and engage in doing the job,” he says.

Amiji says being named an AIMBE fellow is “an incredible honor” but one that belongs just as much to the current and past post-docs as well as graduate and undergraduate students he has worked with in his 31 years at Northeastern.

“They really deserve all the credit in the world,” Amiji says. “It’s a testament to their hard work and their dedication to science to the field of research they were, and are, involved in.”

Ebong was elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows “for outstanding contributions to the field of vascular and endothelial cellular mechanobiology, focused on glycocalyx-mediated health and disease mechanisms.”

“The fundamental goal of my research is to try to understand mechanisms that underlie disease involving cells and molecules,” Ebong says.

Her research concerns the mechanics of the cardiovascular system as expressed in endothelial cells that line blood vessel walls.

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