Yang named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow

Mindy Krause
January 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Fellows are nominated each year by their peers and represent the top 2 percent of the medical and biological engineering community.

Yang was cited for his contributions to the innovation of citrate-based biomaterials and their technological translation in the medical device industry.

A Penn State faculty member since 2012, Yang focuses his research on biomaterials, tissue engineering, drug delivery and medical device design.

He currently heads the Transformative Biomaterials and Biotechnology Laboratory at Penn State, a research group that aims to investigate the development of functional biomaterials that can be used to solve unmet clinical problems. His research is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Heart Association, among others.

Yang’s awards and honors include the NSF CAREER award, which honors exemplary teaching-research integration within an organization. He also serves as a member of the Biomaterials and Biointerfaces Study Section for the NIH Center for Scientific Review, an appointment he accepted in July 2015.

Yang will be formally recognized at AIMBE’s 25th Annual Meeting April 4 in Washington, D.C.

AIMBE, a nonprofit organization, provides leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.

  • Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering

    Jian Yang, professor of biomedical engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He will be inducted as part of the 2016 class on April 4 in Washington, D.C.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated January 25, 2016