Yang named American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering fellow


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 two 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 3-4 in Washington, D.C.

He joins Penn State Biomedical Engineering colleagues Herbert Lipowsky, Cheng Dong, William Hancock and Peter Butler who have been named AIMBE Fellows previously.

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


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