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Conor Walsh Inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Walsh was elected for his pioneering contributions to the field of biomechanics and soft robotics, and their application to rehabilitation medicine

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Conor Walsh, Ph.D., to its College of Fellows. Walsh is a Core Faculty member at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and the Gordon McKay Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Wyss Institute Core Faculty member Conor Walsh. Credit: Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS

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.”

Walsh was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “pioneering contributions to the field of biomechanics and soft robotics, and their application to rehabilitation medicine and gait control.”

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2019. Walsh was inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019.

While most AIMBE Fellows hail from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows representing 30 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice and government.

AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 2 Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 158 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 72 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 31 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.

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