Liang named IAMBE Chair-elect


CSL faculty member Zhi-Pei Lang has been elected Chair-elect of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

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Zhi-Pei Lang, CSL faculty member and Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been elected Chair-elect of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.

IAMBE is a non-profit society composed of Fellows who have made “outstandingZhi-Pei Liang contributions to the profession of medical and biological engineering.” It is affiliated with the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, which consists of national and transnational biomedical engineering societies.

After completing his term as Chair-elect in 2024, Liang will serve as the Chair of the Academy for an additional three years.

“I am honored and humbled by the confidence and trust the Academy Fellows have in me,” Liang said. “I am excited about the opportunities of working with many talented people in the Academy to further advance the field of medical and biological engineering and to address global public health and healthcare issues.”

Liang is also affiliated with bioengineering, the Beckman Institute and the Information Trust Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in 1989. He was recruited to Illinois by late Nobel Laureate Paul C. Lauterbur. Liang’s research interests are magnetic resonance imaging, signal processing, and machine learning. He has played several leadership roles in professional societies, which include serving as the President of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society from 2011-2012.

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This story was published June 4, 2021.