Sharon L. Walker, PhD, Dean and Distinguished Professor of Civil, Architectural and
Environmental Engineering, has been elected to the
College of Fellows
for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE),
the organization announced last week.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional
distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. Candidates are
only eligible if nominated by an existing AIMBE Fellow, and nominations are
rigorously peer reviewed.
Dean Walker is being recognized for her “contributions in particle fate and
transport in water treatment and food safety applications, and engineering
education leadership,” according to the organization.
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and
biological engineers in the country. Members include winners of the Nobel
Prize, the Presidential Medal of Science, and the Presidential Medal of
Technology and Innovation.
Dean Walker is the sixth member of the College of Engineering to gain
election to the College of Fellows. She is preceded by Cameron Abrams, PhD,
Bartlett-Barry Endowed Professor and department head of chemical and
biological engineering (2015); Michele Marcolongo, PhD, professor emerita of materials science and engineering (2014); Raj Mutharasan, PhD, professor emeritus of
chemical and biological engineering (2007); and Caroline Schauer, PhD,
Associate Dean and Margaret C. Burns Chair in Engineering (2021). Eli Fromm, PhD, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, was a Founding Fellow of AIMBE (1992).
Dean Walker will be formally inducted, along with other new Fellows, during
AIMBE’s 2022 Annual Event on March 25. See
more information about the AIMBE Annual Event.