Professor becomes Fellow of national engineering body

August 12, 2014 | News, UToday, Engineering
By Samantha Watson

With an ever-aging population, the need for bioengineers continues to grow.



This means organizations like the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, which works to further the bioengineering profession, are more important than ever.

The institute’s newest Fellow, Dr. Sarit Bhaduri, professor in the UT Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department with joint appointment in dentistry, agrees.

“I’m excited to get to further the educational, clinical and commercial aspects of the profession of bioengineering,” Bhaduri said. “This is an important field for people like me who are aging. There is a big societal impact; these are engineers that can help the society.”

The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. It is an authoritative voice for the practicing medical and biological engineers in academia, industry and government.

Bhaduri was nominated for the honor by Dr. Martine LaBerge, professor and chair of bioengineering at Clemson University in South Carolina, where Bhaduri taught before coming to UT. As Fellow, he will serve on a subcommittee dedicated to furthering bioengineering education.

“I’ve been working very hard and having somebody recognize me nationally is a good feeling,” Bhaduri said.

This is the second fellowship of a national engineering body for Bhaduri, who has been a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society, where he has been active for more than a decade. He said being a Fellow allows him to make a difference in the fields of his association and for his students.

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