EMBS Officers

Terms expire December 31st of year indicated.

Executive Committee (ExCom), Voting Members

Metin Akay

Metin Akay

President, 2022
University of Houston

Carolyn McGregor

Carolyn McGregor

VP Member & Student Activities, 2022
Ontario Tech University

James Weiland

James Weiland

VP Conferences, 2022
University of Michigan

Nitish Thakor

Nitish Thakor

VP Publications, 2023
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Bruce Hecht

Bruce Hecht

VP Finance, 2023
CEO / CTO, VG2PLAY

Ellis Meng

Ellis Meng

VP Technical Activities, 2023
University of Southern California

Paul Sajda

Paul Sajda

President-Elect, 2022
Columbia University

VP-Elects, Non-Voting Members

Roberto Lavarello

Roberto Lavarello

VP-Elect Member & Student Activities, 2022
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

May Wang

May Wang

VP-Elect Conferences, 2022
Georgia Institute of Technology

Past VPs, Non-Voting Members

Colin Brenan

Colin Brenan

VP Technical Activities, 2021
1CellBio, Inc.

Amir Amini

Amir Amini

VP Publications, 2021
University of Louisville

Bruce Wheeler

Bruce Wheeler

VP Finances, 2021
University of California, San Diego

Administrative Committee (AdCom), Voting Members

Rosa Chan

Rosa Chan

Asia-Pacific, 2023
City University, Hong Kong

Mohamad Khalil

Mohamad Khalil

Middle East/Africa, 2022
Lebanese University

Marianna Laviola

Marianna Laviola

Young Professional Representative, 2022
University of Nottingham

Joaquin Azpiroz

Joaquin Azpiroz

Latin America, 2022
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

Ilaria Cinelli

Ilaria Cinelli

Europe, 2023
AIKO – Autonomous Space Missions

Elisa Konofagou

Elisa Konofagou

North America, 2022
Columbia University

Andre Cakici

Andre Cakici

Student Representative, 2022
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Technical Representatives

Thomas Penzel

Thomas Penzel

2024
Charite – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Erika Ross

Erika Ross

2024
Abbott Neuromodulation

Beena Ahmed

Beena Ahmed

2023
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Carlotta Guiducci

Carlotta Guiducci

2022
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Julia Schnabel

Julia Schnabel

2022
King’s College London, UK

Practitioner Representatives

Luis Kun

Luis Kun

2022
National Defense University

Ed H. Livingston

Ed H. Livingston

2022
JAMA

Peter L. Elkin

Peter L. Elkin

2022
University of Buffalo

Nancey Trevanian Tsai

Nancey Trevanian Tsai

2022
Medical University of South Carolina

Kristy Brock

Kristy Brock

2023
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Administrative Committee (Editors), Non-Voting Members

Cynthia Weber

Cynthia Weber

IEEE Pulse

Yuan Ting Zhang

Yuan Ting Zhang

Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 2022

Xiaochuan Pan

Xiaochuan Pan

Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2021

Dan Ferris

Dan Ferris

Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2023

Paolo Bonato

Paolo Bonato

Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 2022

Metin Akay

Metin Akay

EMBS Book Series

Richard Reilly, Ph.D.

Richard Reilly, Ph.D.

Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine 2024

Conference Chairs, Non-Voting Members

Christopher James

Christopher James

EMBC Glasgow, 2022

Nigel Lovell

Nigel Lovell

EMBC Sydney, 2023

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About EMBS Elections

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

  • AdCom members are elected for staggered three-year terms by all regular and affiliate EMBS members.

    When filling out the nomination form below please be sure to include:

    • Biosketch (maximum of 250 words)
    • CV-include any EMB volunteerism
    • Position Statement (Why do you wish to run for AdCom, maximum of 250 words)
    • Headshot Photo
    • If you are interested in becoming an AdCom candidate, please submit your nomination HERE (Nominations Closed. Therefore Form is not active.)

    The 17 regular, elected members of AdCom will be selected from the EMBS membership from 5 Geographical Zones:

    • North America (NA), Reg 1 – 7: 1 representative
    • Latin America (LA), Reg 9: 1 representative
    • Europe (EU), per World Health Org: 1 representative
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA): 1 representative
    • Asia-Pacific (AP), Reg 10: 1 representative
    • Technical Representatives: 5
    • Practitioner Representatives: 5
    • Student Representative, Reg 1 – 10: 1
    • Young Professionals Representative, Reg 1 – 10: 1
  • 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.