Professor Alain Kassab, coordinator of the biomedical engineering program at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows Class of 2019 this past weekend. He was nominated and elected to the college for his leadership in biomedical engineering education and his contributions to computational methods in cardiovascular modeling.
The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers who have made outstanding contributions to the field, including in the areas of technology and education. Kassab was one of 156 additional medical and biological engineers who were inducted at this year’s AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Science in Washington D.C.
Kassab joins three other UCF professors who previously were inducted into the AIMBE College of Fellows:
- Sudipta Seal, chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Marwan Simaan, Florida 21st Century Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- James Hickman, jointly appointed faculty member for the NanoScience Technology Center and the departments of chemistry, biomolecular science and electrical engineering
Kassab has been a UCF faculty member since 1991, and has helped bring international recognition to UCF through research, collaborations, and enhancement of the mechanical and aerospace engineering curriculum.
His research spans several disciplines, including computational methods in heat transfer and fluid flow, inverse problems, boundary element, meshless methods and in bioengineering, producing more than 300 scientific papers and two books. His research has been supported by NASA, the U.S. Department of Education, the American Heart Association, Orlando Health, Siemens, the U.S. National Science Foundation and more.
He’s organized and chaired 10 international conferences at UCF that brought top industry professionals and organizations to campus and, in turn, increased awareness of UCF among attendees.