UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun and Albert Folch were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held March 15-17 in Washington, D.C.

Suzie Pun, the Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was recently elected as an AIMBE Fellow. Dr. Pun was recognized by AIMBE for her “outstanding contributions to the development of new biomaterials and their use in drug and gene delivery to cells.”

Albert Folch, associate professor of bioengineering, was elected to AIMBE in 2014 but deferred his induction to 2015. Dr. Folch was recognized by AIMBE for the “development of BioMEMS devices and for applications that demonstrate their utility in basic research and medicine.”

Valerie Daggett, who was elected to AIMBE this year, did not attend this year’s induction ceremony. She will be inducted next year to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016.

AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering. AIMBE Fellows represent the top two percent of medical and biological engineers in the United States. Drs. Pun and Folch join a distinguished group of more than 1,000 other fellows from academia,industry and government who have made significant contributions to bioengineering research, industrial practice, and education. Visit AIMBE’s website to learn more.