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From left: Dr. Duncan Maitland and Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan | Image: Texas A&M Engineering

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Dr. Duncan Maitland, holder of the Stewart and Stevenson Professorship I and associate department head, and Dr. Melissa A. Grunlan, holder of the Charles H. and Bettye Barclay Professor in Engineering, both in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University, to its College of Fellows. They were nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions their fields.

Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE annual meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. on April 9. Maitland and Grunlan were inducted, along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2018.