Pinar Zorlutuna elected to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows

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Pinar Zorlutuna, Roth-Gibson Professor of Bioengineering and Director of the Bioengineering Program at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) 2024 College of Fellows.

AIMBE Fellows represent the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. They include the most accomplished medical and biological engineers in academia, industry, education, clinical practice, and government. Their ranks include Nobel laureates, Presidential Medal winners, and members of the National Academies.

Fellows are nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for specific contributions to the field.

Zorlutuna was selected for making: “transformative advances in understanding the impact of aged tissue microenvironment on disease onset and progression and for realization of cell-based biocomputing architectures.”

Zorlutuna designs biomimetic environments in order to understand and control cell behavior. Her lab addresses challenges such as myocardial infarction, tissue aging, and breast cancer. She also directs the Bioengineering Program, which trains Notre Dame graduate students and also offers a minor in bioengineering for undergraduates.

A formal induction ceremony was held during the AIMBE Annual Event at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia on March 25, 2024.

AIMBE is a non-profit, honorific society of the most accomplished individuals in the fields of medical and biological engineering. AIMBE’s mission is to advocate for biomedical engineering innovation through public policy initiatives.

— Karla Cruise, Notre Dame Engineering