Professor Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite


The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has inducted an Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science faculty member into its College of Fellows.

Dr. Stuart Forster Cogan, professor of bioengineering, was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to the understanding of the electrochemistry and properties of neural stimulation and recording electrodes.”

Cogan is active in the study of electrodes and electrode materials for neural simulation and recording with a particular interest in the development of devices for medical treatments based on nerve stimulation.

The College of Fellows is comprised of top medical and biological engineers in the country, including engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators and successful entrepreneurs.

“I am honored to be recognized by the AIMBE College of Fellows, which boasts some of the world’s top researchers in the field,” Cogan said. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity and resources provided by the Jonsson School to continue my work in neural engineering.”

Cogan’s appointment makes two AIMBE Fellows in the Jonsson School. Dr. Joseph J. Pancrazio, associate provost and professor of bioengineering, was inducted in 2011 for “major contributions to the development of cell-based biosensors, and scientific leadership of programs in brain injury and neural prosthesis.”

AIMBE Fellows have been awarded the Presidential Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Technology and Innovation and many are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences.

A formal induction ceremony was held during AIMBE’s 25th Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences Great Hall in Washington, DC on April 4. Cogan was inducted along with 160 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016.