EMBS Officers

Terms expire December 31st of year indicated.

Society Officers

Executive Committee (ExCom) Voting Members

Shankar Subramaniam
President ’20
University of California, San Diego
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Colin Brenan
VP, Technical Activities '21

1CELLBIO INC.

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Amir Amini
VP, Publications '21

University of Louisville

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Jim Patton
VP, Conferences '20
University of Illinois at Chicago, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
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Bruce Wheeler
VP, Finances '21

University of California, San Diego

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Steven Wright
VP, Member & Student Activities '20
Texas A&M University
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Metin Akay
President-Elect ’20

University of Houston

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V.P. Elects – Non-Voting Members

James Weiland
V.P. Elect Conference ’20

University of Michigan
*non-voting, ex-officio

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Carolyn McGregor
V.P. Elect Member and Students ’20

Ontario Tech University
*non-voting, ex-officio

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Administrative Committee (AdCom) Voting Members

Ellis Meng ‘21
North America
University of Southern California
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Roberto Lavarello '22
Latin America
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
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Arrate Muñoz Barrutia ‘21
Europe
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
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Rosa Chan '20
Asia-Pacific
City University, Hong Kong
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Mohamad Khalil '22
Middle East/Africa
Lebanese University
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Jingzhi An '20
Student Representative

Harvard-MIT Division of
 Health Science and Technology
 Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School

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Marianna Laviola ’22
Young Professional Representative

University of Nottingham

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Technical Representatives

Michelle Khine '20
University of California, Irvine
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Nitish Thakor ‘21
National University of Singapore
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Thomas Penzel ‘21
Charite University Hospital Berlin
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Carlotta Guiducci ‘22

Ecole Polytechnique
Fédérale de Lausanne

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Julia Schnabel '19
King's College London, UK
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Practitioner Representatives

Qi Duan ‘21
National Institute of Health
*Federal Liaison to the Adcom
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Luis Kun '22

National Defense University

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Ed H. Livingston '22
JAMA
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Peter L. Elkin '22

University of Buffalo

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Nancey Trevanian Tsai '22

Medical University of South Carolina

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Administrative Committee – Non-Voting Members (Editors)

Ahmed Morsy
IEEE PULSE
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Yuan Ting Zhang
Reviews in Biomedical Engineering '22
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Xiaochuan Pan
Transactions on Biomedical Engineering '21
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Metin Akay
Book Series
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Dan Ferris
Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering '21
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Pamela Bhatti
Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine '21
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Paolo Bonato
Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology '22
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Conference Chairs – Non-Voting Members

Thomas Penzel
EMBC '19 Berlin
Mohamad Sawan
EMBC ’20, Montreal

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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