UW Bioengineering Professor Matthew O’Donnell has received the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Award for Excellence in Biomedical Technology. Dr. O’Donnell will receive a $3,000 honorarium and up to $2,000 travel reimbursement for expenses associated with attending the EMBS Awards Presentation at the 37th Annual Conference of the Society, to be held August 25-29 in Milan, Italy.
This award was last presented in 2011 to Dr. Yongmin Kim, formerly professor and chair of UW Bioengineering and current president of Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea. The award was established in 1960 by the family of William J. Morlock to recognize outstanding contributions to applying electronics techniques and concepts to solving biomedical problems.
Dr. O’Donnell is recognized for his seminal contributions to real-time adaptive array processing, ultrasonic speckle tracking, elasticity imaging of soft tissues, MRI angiography and acoustooptic transduction, all having direct clinical implications and improving healthcare.
Dr. O’Donnell has been a member of UW’s faculty since 2006. From 2006 to 2013, he served as Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the UW College of Engineering.