Who We Are

A Group of Dedicated Professionals

With over 11,000 members from diverse backgrounds and education, EMBS is:

  • life-long members such as Harry Sussman and Thelma Estrin
  • members who work in industry
  • hospitals
  • academics
  • newly employed biomedical engineers (Graduates of the Last Decade) such as Matthias K. Reumann starting on their career path
  • and students (both Graduate and Undergraduate) such as Ming Jack Po learning how to use their knowledge and creativity to take on the challenges of improving and advancing technology for better healthcare

IEEE EMBS members come from everywhere and every walk of life. They work in industry, academic institutions, hospitals, entrepreneurs and government agencies. They design the electrical circuits that make a pacemaker run… create the software that reads an MRI… and help develop the wireless technologies that allow patients and doctors to communicate over long distances. They’re interested in bioinformatics, biotechnology, clinical engineering, information technology, instrumentation and measurement, micro and nanotechnology, radiology, and robots. They are researchers and educators, technicians and clinicians; Biomedical Engineers are the link between science and life science creating innovations in healthcare technology for the benefit of all.

From formalized mathematical theory through experimental science, from technological development to practical clinical applications, IEEE EMBS members support scientific, technological, and educational activities as they apply to the concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences in biology and medicine. By working together, we transform and revolutionize future medicine and healthcare.

EMBS Members by Employment

  • 52% work in academic institutions — and 15 percent of those members are in medical curricula
  • 46% work in industry — and 12 percent work specifically in the medical industry
  • 2% work in government

EMBS Members by Degree Program

87% of our members hold engineering degrees, with specialties in the following areas:

  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics/Info Science
  • Industrial
  • Electrical/Electronic/Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical

13 percent hold degrees in these life sciences:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Other

Several of our members hold dual degrees in Engineering AND Medicine.

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