MBI PI Lim Chwee Teck honoured with appointment to AIMBE

Lim Chwee Teck elected to the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows

Professor Lim Chwee Teck from the National University of Singapore has been elected to the prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. Professor Lim is a Provost’s Chair Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a Principal Investigator at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore (NUS).

logo-AIMBEAIMBE is a non-profit organization established in 1991, with a vision to improve lives and empower societies by advocating for public policy issues, and pioneering innovations in the field of medical and biological engineering. The College of Fellows spearheads the various programs at AIMBE and is comprised of over 1,500 members including distinguished engineering and medical school chairs, research directors, professors, innovators and successful entrepreneurs, who represent the top 2% of the medical and biological engineering community. Professor Lim’s nomination was peer-reviewed by the College of Fellows Selection Committee and he was unanimously elected to the Fellowship in recognition of his exceptional research efforts leading to the development of biomedical technologies that can directly benefit patient communities. Professor Lim will be formally inducted at AIMBE’S 25th Annual Event, to be held during April 3-4 2016, in Washington DC.

Professor Lim, who will only be the third person from Singapore to be awarded the Fellowship since AIMBE’S inception in 1991 said “I am very honoured to be elected as a Fellow of AIMBE. This is a very good recognition of the research effort that both my team and I have put in to develop biomedical technologies that we hope will directly benefit the patients.  It will also serve as an impetus for us to continue to strive towards excellence in what we do.”

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The Lim Group at the MechanoBioEngineering Laboratory’s mission is to explore, innovate and translate mechanobio-inspired micro & nanotechnologies for biomedical applications.

At NUS, Professor Lim and his interdisciplinary research team apply mechanobiology principles in the study of human diseases such as cancer, malaria and ageing. As well as striving to understand disease pathophysiology, they use state-of-the-art micro and nanotechnology to develop miniaturized devices ranging from microfluidic chips, tunable nanomaterials and wearable biosensors for the diagnosis, management and treatment of these diseases. Professor Lim’s innovative research has led to the creation of several successful startup companies, aimed at realizing his vision of translating biomedical technologies from the lab to the clinic for the benefit of society.

Professor Lim’s election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is the most recent of more than 50 prestigious research awards and honours that he has earned for his exemplary contributions to the field of biomedical engineering.

Find out more about Prof Lim’s research at the MechanoBioEngineering Laboratory.