Professor Ouyang Hongwei, Dean of Zhejiang University-University of Edinburgh Institute, was inducted as fellow of The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE College of Fellows class of 2020) for his pioneering work in tissue engineering, biomaterials and sports medicine. 156 scientists in the world were elected in 2020.
The induction ceremony was originally scheduled to be held at the American Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on March 30, 2020. However, due to the current global special situation, it was announced online.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., representing the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. No other organization can bring together academia, industry, government, and scientific societies to form a highly influential community advancing medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission is to provide leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the benefit of society.
The health and value of AIMBE as an advocate for public policy issues related to improving lives through medical and biological engineering is ensured by a College of Fellows comprised of experts in areas such as clinical practice, industrial practice, and education. Fellows and constituents of AIMBE cultivate ideas and address current issues by attending national events intended to advance the mission of AIMBE. Among these events is the AIMBE Annual Event which takes place each winter. At this event, Fellows and distinguished guests meet and discuss innovations in biomedical engineering, pertinent legislation, and the future of AIMBE.
About Prof. Hongwei Ouyang
Professor Hongwei Ouyang is Dean of ZJU-UoE Institute, Vice Dean of ZJU School of Medicine, Vice Dean of ZJU International Campus, Honorary Professor, The University of Edinburgh, The “Qiu-shi” Distinguished Professor, Zhejiang University. He is also the awardee of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars（Jie-Qin）
He devotes himself to multidisciplinary research and education for musculoskeletal system restoration and regeneration, leading the team to make outstanding progress in the field of regenerative medicine.
In the last 10 years, he has initiated and demonstrated the first clinical application of tissue-engineered cartilage transplantation technology and has accelerated the translational research of innovative silk medical implants in China. He has established a research system of multidisciplinary intersection and upstream-downstream integration and has promoted the development of joint surgery from replacement to regeneration.
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