EMBS Officers

Society Officers

Executive Committee (ExCom) Voting Members

Nigel LovellNigel Lovell, EMBS President 2017-2018
Scientia Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering
University of New South Wales, Australia

Andrew Laine, EMBS Past President 2017
Professor, Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

May WangMay Wang, VP, Finances 2017-2020
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 2016-2017
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering and Radiology
Texas A&M

Michael Khoo, VP, Conferences 2016-2017
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Pediatrics
University of Southern California

Robert ButeraRobert Butera, VP, Publications 2017-2020
College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Elsa AngeliniElsa Angelini, VP, Technical Activities 2017-2020
Imperial College

Administrative Committee (AdCom) Voting Members


Jay Tian
Associate Member
Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Christopher James
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Warwick

Middle East/Africa

Mohamed KhalilMohamed Khalil
Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Lebanese University

Latin America

Robert LavarelloRobert Lavarello

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

North America

Amir Amini
Professor and Endowed Chair in Bioimaging; Director of MIL
University of Louisville

Student Rep

ahmed-metwallyAhmed Abdelhadi Metwally
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Young Professional Rep

Lei DingLei Ding, Young Professional Representative, 2015-2018
Lloyd and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
University of Oklahoma

Technical Representatives

Shankar SubramaniamShankar Subramaniam
University of California San Diego
Dominique Durand
Case Western University
Fabio Babiloni
Professor of Physiology and Biomedical, Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Rome Sapienza
Konstantina NikitaKonstantina S. Nikita
School of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, NTUA, Greece
Julia SchnabelJulia Schnabel
King’s College

Practitioner Representatives

Masaru Sugimachi
Project Leader of Nano-Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Dynamics, Advanced Medical Engineering Center
National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Howard LevinHoward Levin
Coridea Inc.
Bruce HechtBruce Hecht
Analog Devices
Steven SchacterSteven Schacter
Consortia for Improving Medicine with
Innovation & Technology (CIMIT)



Colin Brenan, Editor in Chief, IEEE PULSE
Chief Technology Officer and Head of Business Development, HiFiBiO BV

Bin He, Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota

Paul Sajda, Editor in Chief, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, Columbia University

Dimitrios Fotiadis, Editor in Chief, IEEE Journal of Biomedical Health Informatics

Y.T. Zhang, Editor in Chief, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering

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
Vice Provost for Research and Development, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Conference Chairs


S.K. Park, EMBC’17
James Weiland, EMBC’18

About EMBS Elections

EMBS elections are held every year in April/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 send a brief bio and a brief position statement electronically in both Word and PDF formats to the EMBS Executive Office at emb-exec@ieee.org by February 16:

  • Brief biography (250 word limit) electronically in Word format
  • Position statement (250 word limit) electronically in Word format
  • Color photo (JPG head shot)

How AdCom Members are elected
The AdCom is elected by members in Geographic Areas.

In addition to the Executive Committee Members (Society Officers) the AdCom comprises:
7 representatives from North America (includes 1 representative from Canada)
3 representatives from Europe
3 representatives from Asia-Pacific
1 representative from Middle East/Africa
1 representative from Latin America
1 Student representative
1 GOLD representative

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 (Spring/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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