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Dr. Adela Ben-Yakar, a professor in the Cockrell School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows, which represents the most accomplished in the top 2% of medical and biological engineers.

AIMBE is a non-profit organization that serves as an authoritative voice and advocate for medical and biological engineering in society. Since its inception in 1991, AIMBE has inducted more than 1,500 individuals to its prestigious College of Fellows, some of whom are also Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science recipients.

Nominees for the College of Fellows are reviewed and selected under three main criteria: professional society and/or public service contributions, contributions to research or engineering practice, and ability to serve as an asset to AIMBE.

Dr. Ben-Yakar’s previous accolades and achievements are a clear testament to her qualifications. She has received several grants from respected organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institution of Texas for her outstanding research, ranging from femtosecond laser applications in surgery to using roundworms to discover ways to speed up drug delivery.

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