EMBS Officers

Terms expire December 31st of year indicated.

Society Officers

Executive Committee (ExCom) Voting Members

Nigell Lovell
EMBS President '18
Scientia Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering University of New South Wales, Australia
Shankar Subramaniam
EMBS President-Elect '18
University of California, San Diego
Elsa Angelini
VP, Technical Activities '20
Imperial College, London
Robert Butera
VP, Publications '20
Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Jim Patton
VP, Conferences '21
University of Illinois at Chicago, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
May Wang
VP, Finances '20
Professor, Kavli Fellow, GRA Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Fellow of AIMBE Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
Steven Wright
VP, Member & Student Activities '21
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering and Radiology Texas A&M

Administrative Committee (AdCom) Voting Members

Amir Amini '18
North America
Laura Astolfi '19
Young Professional Representative
Sapienza University of Rome
Rosa Chan '20
Associate Professor Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Christopher James '18
Professor of Biomedical Engineering University of Warwick
Mohamed Khalil '19
Middle East/Africa
Professor, Faculty of Engineering Lebanese University
Robert Lavarello '19
Latin America
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Ahmed Abdelhadi Metwally '18
Student Representative

Technical Representatives

Fabio Babiloni '18
University of Rome Sapienza
Dominique Durand '18
Professor Case Western University
Michelle Khine '20
University of California, Irvine
Konstantina S. Nikita '19
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NTUA, Greece
Julia Schnabel '19
King's College London, United Kingdom

Practitioner Representatives

Bruce Hecht '19
Analog Devices
Howard Levin '19
Coridea Inc.
Ed H. Livingston '19
Steven Schacter '19
Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation & Technology (CIMIT)
Masaru Sugimachi '18
Advanced Medical Engineering Center, National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute



Metin Akay
Editor in Chief, EMBS Book Series
Chair of Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Houston
Atam Dhawan
Editor in Chief, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine '18
Vice Provost for Research and Development, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dan Ferris
Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering '21
Professor of Engineering Innovation and Senior Associate Chair in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida
Dimitrios Fotiadis
Editor in Chief, IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics '19
Professor of Biomedical Engineering Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering Director, Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, University of Ioannina / FORTH
Bin He
Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering '18
Department Head of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University
Ahmed Morsy
Editor in Chief, IEEE PULSE ’19
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cairo University
Y.T. Zhang
Editor in Chief, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering '19

Conference Chairs


James Weiland
EMBS '18

About EMBS Elections

EMBS elections are held every year in May, with nominations due in February.

How to become an EMB AdCom Candidate

AdCom members are elected for staggered three-year terms by all regular and affiliate EMBS members. If you are interested in becoming an AdCom candidate, please submit your nomination HERE.

How AdCom Members are Elected

The 17 regular, elected members of AdCom will be selected from the EMBS membership from:

5 Geographical Zones:

  • NA: North America (Reg 1-7) – 1 representative
  • LA: Latin America (Reg 9) – 1 representative
  • EU: Europe (per World Health Org) – 1 representative
  • MEA: Middle East & Africa – 1 representative
  • AP: Asia-Pacific (Reg 10) – 1 representative

Technical Representatives – 5

Practitioner Representatives – 5

Student Representative (R1-10) – 1

Young Professionals Representative (R1-10) – 1

Responsibilities of the AdCom

According to the Bylaws, 3.4 Responsibilities of the Administrative Committee

AdCom members are expected to

  • Attend AdCom Meetings, twice per year (Winter/Fall)
  • Participate in committee activities
  • Submit reports to the archives for committees that they chair and/or submit reports as delegates or representatives of EMBS.
  • Address the needs of EMBS members in their geographical regions and maintain contact with local Chapters.
  • Be responsible for the financial stability and longevity of the Society in all areas of interest (including conferences, publications, finances, and member and student activities),
  • Strategically guide the Society regarding new products and benefits, and participate fully in discussions and voting on all related issues.

EMBS provides travel funding for AdCom members to attend scheduled meetings.

Every Vote Counts!

As long as your dues are paid in full by 28 February, you will be notified electronically about voting procedures for elections in your area. Please advise the Executive Office if you prefer a paper ballot. Voting typically ends the first week of May and results are generally announced by May 30. Student members may only vote for a Student Representative.


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