Lee Elected BMES Fellow

Lee is one of 21 new BMES fellows.Sept. 12, 2018 - Abe Lee, Samueli School biomedical engineering professor and department chair, was recently elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society 2018 Class of Fellows. BMES, the professional society for biomedical engineering and bioengineering has more than 7,000 members; Lee was one of 21 selected this year by his peers to receive fellow honors. 

Fellow status is awarded to society members who demonstrate exceptional achievements in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in BMES. “As researchers, educators and leaders, this year's class of BMES fellows represents every range of achievement and accomplishment in our field,” said BMES President Lori Setton.

Lee, who will be formally recognized during the BMES Annual Meeting next month in Atlanta, Georgia, said he was honored at his selection. “I am particularly proud to be elected as a BMES fellow since it is the flagship society of biomedical engineering,” he said. “And being from a mechanical engineering education background, I truly appreciate the field of biomedical engineering engaging people from all disciplines to work to develop better diagnostics and treatments for our fellow human beings.  

“I believe this is a recognition of the overall strength of the BME department at UC Irvine, as we continue to pursue our mission to inspire engineering minds for the advancement of human health.”

- Anna Lynn Spitzer