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Boland Named a Fellow of AIMBE



Thomas Boland, Ph.D.
Thomas Boland,
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Thomas Boland, Ph.D., has been named to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s (AIMBE) College of Fellows, Class of 2011. A metallurgical and materials engineering professor, Dr. Boland also serves as director of the biomedical engineering programs at The University of Texas at El Paso.

AIMBE’s College of Fellows is comprised of 1,000 individuals who are outstanding bioengineers in academia, industry, and government. To earn this prestigious honor, individuals must distinguish themselves through their contributions in research, industrial practice and/or education.

“This is quite an honor for Dr. Boland, and a testament to the type of faculty we have been able to attract to the College over the last three years,” said Dr. Richard Schoephoerster, Dean of UTEP’s College of Engineering. “We have very high expectations for Dr. Boland and our proposed biomedical engineering programs.”

Boland’s work has been cited more than 800 times and he has received numerous awards. He was featured on CNN and the Discovery Channel for his groundbreaking research using inkjet printers to assemble cells and biomaterials into viable and functioning structures. He will be formally inducted to AIMBE’s College of Fellows during AIMBE’s Annual Event in Washington, D.C. on February 21, 2011.

The AIMBE was founded in 1991 to establish a clear and comprehensive identity for the field of medical and biological engineering. For more information, visit www.aimbe.org.