By Hazel Scott/ASU
Dr. Derrick Dean, director of the Biomedical Engineering program in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Alabama State University, has been inducted into the class of 2023 of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dean was inducted alongside 142 colleagues who make up the 2023 College of Fellows.
“I am humbled by this recognition by my peers. I would like to give a special thanks to my mentors, students and collaborators who helped make this possible,” Dean said.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biomedical engineers. It honors scientists who have made outstanding contributions to engineering and medical research, practice, or education.
Dean is being recognized for his leadership in developing biomedical engineering programs at HBCUs and for pioneering contributions to fibrous scaffolds for cell culture.
Dean now joins a list of some of the most distinguished medical and biological engineers, including 3 Nobel Prize winners.
AIMBE is a non-profit professional organization that advocates for the value of medical and biological engineering to society. Its mission is to recognize excellence, advance public understanding, and accelerate medical and biological innovation, in part through working with U.S. and state government agencies.