Saul inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

A professor from the NC State University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

University Faculty Scholar Katherine Saul was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows “for outstanding contributions to rehabilitation engineering by developing breakthrough upper limb musculoskeletal models and simulation methods for designing rehabilitation treatments.”

Induction into the AIMBE College of Fellows is one of the highest professional distinctions offered to engineers to in the medical and biological fields  and is reserved for only the top two percent of engineers in these areas, the induction announcement states.

The announcement details that College of Fellows 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.”

AIMBE is the authoritative voice and advocate for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. AIMBE’s mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation. No other organization brings together academic, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission drives advocacy initiatives into action on Capitol Hill and beyond.

“While most AIMBE Fellows hail from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows representing more than 30 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice, and government,” the announcement states. “AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates and 22 Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation awardees. Additionally, 214 Fellows have been inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 117 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine, and 48 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.”

A formal induction ceremony will be held during the AIMBE Annual Event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on March 25, 2024. Professor Saul will be inducted along with 162 colleagues from around the world who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2024.