Academic Research and Teaching

  • Nitish V. Thakor
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Academics are beacons of knowledge through excellence in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the society, and for that they earn honors in many ways. The pinnacles of honor—won by many who have been involved in bioengineering and biotechnology—are awards such as the Nobel Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Science and Technology, and the Kyoto Prize. Additionally, various professional societies and national bodies have their own honors and recognitions, such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Distinguished Career Award, and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Distinguished Career Award. Another type of honor accorded to academics is election to learned academies; for example, one of the US National Academies (which include science, engineering, and medicine). The professional societies also honor the leading researchers and academicians by selection or appointment as Fellowsof societies...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nitish V. Thakor
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  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute and the Neuroengineering Training Initiative, School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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