Past Early Career Achievement Award Recipients

2020: Wei Gao (California Institute of Technology, USA)

Reason for Nomination: For innovative and pioneering contributions in the field of bioelectronic devices from wearable biosensors for continuous personalized health monitoring to synthetic micro/nanorobotics for in vivo biomedical applications.

2019: Catherine Chang (Vanderbilt University, USA)

Reason for Nomination: For innovative contributions to human functional neuroimaging research that have advanced the interpretation and analysis of fMRI data.

2018: Carmen Poon

Reason for Nomination: For contributions to wearable sensing and endoscopic surgery

2017: Chulhong Kim

Reason for Nomination: For contributions to multi-scale photoacoustic imaging from super-resolution atomic force photoactivated microscopy for research to systems for clinical applications.

2016: Lei Ding

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to neural engineering
and biomedical imaging”

2015: Danielle S. Bassett

Reason for Nomination: For her pioneering and fundamental contributions to neural and systems engineering, including formalizing graph-based representations of neuroimaging data, characterizing human brain network architecture in health and disease, and discovering a network- based predictor of individual differences in human learning

2014: Qi Wang

Reason for Nomination: For his contribution to neural engineering and biomedical instrumentation, including measuring biomechanical properties of skin and tissue, building a tactile display for a virtual Braille system, and discovery of a neural basis for sensory adaptation in behavior

2013: Muhammad H. Zaman

Reason for Nomination: For seminal contributions to developing novel quantitative experimental and computational models of tumor development, growth and metastasis and for developing new engineering tools to address high impact global health challenges

2012: Utkan Demirci

Reason for Nomination: For your significant contributions to the invention of microfludic droplets and its impact in low-cost, disposable, point of care dignostics.

2011: Jose M. Carmena

Reason for Nomination: For significant contributions to the development of cortical brain-machine interfaces for the restoration of sensory-motor function in neurologically impaired patients

2010: Dario Farina

Reason for Nomination: For outstanding contributions on in biomedical signal processing and electrophysiology with fundamental applications in the study of neural control of movement and in motor rehabilitation

2009: Silvestro Micera

Reason for Nomination: For contributions on the development of implantable neuroprostheses and biomechatronic devices for the restoration of sensory-motor function

2008: Ali Khademhosseini

Reason for Nomination: For contributions at the interface between engineering, biomaterials, and biological sciences. In particular, the application of micro– and nanoengineered biomaterials and surface modification approaches for biomedicine.

2007: Tejal Desai

Reason for Nomination: For pioneering work in the field of bioMEMS focusing on implantable therapeutic microtechnology, drug delivery, tissue engineering, and cell-based sensing, and for advancing biomedical engineering education in micro-to-nano biotechnologies.

2006: Alejandro Frangi

2005: Stephen Boppart

Reason for Nomination: For significant advances in the field of optical biomedical imaging including the development of molecular contrast enhancing probes and techniques in optical coherence tomography

2004: Susan Hagness

2003: Paolo Vicini

Reason for Nomination: For innovative developments in the theory and application of engineering software design, modeling, and simulation methods to an extensive array of relevant problems in modern biomedical research

2002: Dorin Panescu

Reason for Nomination: For groundbreaking research in ratio frequency (RF) cardiac catheter alNation, the invention alx1 development of cardiac alNation mappng systems, alx1 systems of mcAti{ie electrodes.

2001: David Beebe

Reason for Nomination: Significant contributions to the field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and their applications in medicine and biology.

2000: James Collins

1999: Zhi-Pei Liang

1997: Metin Akay

1996: Joan E. Sanders

1995: Atam P. Dhawan

1993: Rory A. Cooper

1992: Yitzhak Mendelson

1991: Blake Hannaford

1990: Janie M. Fouke

1988: Yongmin Kim

1986: George V. Kondraske