Dean Walker Elected to the 2022 Class of the AIMBE College of Fellows

Dean Sharon Walker
Dean Sharon Walker

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.